The Lawrence Welk Show - Season 15

ABC (ended 1982)




Episode Guide

  • September 27, 1969 - 15th Season
    Lawrence's 15th Season Opener. Highlights: Jo Ann, Dick, Steve, Sandi, Bobby & Cissy (also dancing), Joe, Norma, Jimmy, Salli and Myron on accordion perform "The Pennsylvania Polka". Tanya and Ralna, Lawrence and musicians join in for The "Hippie" segment. The orchestra featuring Larry Hooper (piano) and Myron Floren (accordion) perform "Calcutta". Norma Zimmer sings "Goodnight, My Someone". Gail Farrell performs "Downtown". "The Days of Vaudeville/Waiting for the Robert E. Lee/Back in the Old Routine/Won't You Charleston with Me?" are sung and danced by Bobby Burgess & Cissy King. Joe Feeney, Bob Ralston at piano perform "Arriverderci Roma". Ken Delo sings "The Green Leaves of Summer". Arthur Duncan with Joe, Ralna, Jack, Sandi, Dick, Salli, Bobby, Cissy perform "Big Noise from Winnetka". Tanya Falan sings "Goin' Out of My Head". Sandi Griffith & Salli Flynn perform "Together, Wherever We Go". Jimmy Roberts sings "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". Clay Hart (also on guitar) with Neil Levang, Buddy Merrill and Richard Maloof perform "Another Day". Bob Lido sings "Winchester Cathedral". Ralna English sings "Windy". Jo Ann Castle at the honky tonk piano perform "Those Were the Days". Steve Smith performs "Moon River". Cissy, Norma, Sandi, Salli, Jo Ann, Tanya, Bobby, Dick, Steve, Jimmy, Ken, Clay, Larry join in for "Battle Hymn of the Republic".moreless
  • Halloween Show (1969)
    Jack Imel hosts the Halloween Show. Highlights: The Orchestra performs "That Old Black Magic". "Dry Bones" is danced by Arthur Duncan. Guy Hovis and Ralna English duet with "Old Devil Moon". Also "Ghost Riders in the Sky" and "Magic in the Moonlight."
  • Veteran's Day Show
    Episode 11
    Veteran's Day/Tribute to Irving Berlin. Highlights: Bobby, Jimmy, Dick, Ken, Sandi, Salli, Cissy, Charlotte perform "This Is a Great Country". Norma Zimmer sings "I'll Be Seeing You". The Orchestra performs "Soft Lights and Sweet Music". Clay Hart sings "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay". Sandi Griffith & Salli Flynn duet on "Strike Up the Band". Bob Ralston on the organ plays "Somewhere My Love" (Theme from Dr. Zhivago). Ken Delo performs "A Nightingale Sang in Barkley Square". "A Shine on Your Shoes" is danced by Arthur Duncan. Salli Flynn & Dick Dale duet on "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree". "(How Ya Gonna Keep 'em) Down on the Farm" is danced by Bobby Burgess & Cissy King. Myron Floren on accordion plays a medley of "The American Patrol/Dixie/Yankee Doodle Dandy". Joe Feeney with Myron Floren on accordion perform "The White Cliffs of Dover". "Don't Give Up the Ship" is danced by Bobby, Arthur & Jack with singers Joe, Larry, Dick, Jimmy, Ken. Ralna English sings "Doin' What Comes Naturally". Norma Zimmer & Jimmy Roberts with violinist Joe Livoti perform "Remember?". The Orchestra performs "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody". Tanya Falan sings "How Deep Is the Ocean?" Bob Lido with the Hotsy Totsy Boys, the whole cast and Bob Havens on trombone perform "Alexander's Ragtime Band". Larry Hooper sings "Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning". The Orchestra with Neil Levang on guitar play "Yesterday When I Was Young". Norma Zimmer and men's chorus perform "God Bless America".moreless
  • Thanksgiving (1969)
    Thanksgiving (1969)
    Episode 13
  • Christmas (1969)
    Christmas (1969)
    Episode 17
    Christmas and the Maestro and the family join in for some good old-fashioned cheer.
  • Salute to Brotherhood Week (1970)
    In a salute to Brotherhood Week. Highlights: Lawrence's former pianist Frank Scott (playing his song, "Apples and Bananas") and young trumpeter David Joy ("Jazz It Blues"). Dick Dale sings "The Brotherhood of Man". Myron Floren reads "The United States Flag".
  • March 7, 1970
    March 7, 1970
    Episode 28
    Faith is the theme of this episode. Highlights: Jim Roberts sings "Faith Unlocks the Door". Clay Hart performs "Natural to Be Gone" Norma Zimmer sings "You'll Never Walk Alone". Ralna English sings "Make Someone Happy" The Band performs "Yesterday".
  • St. Patrick's Day Celebration
    The Men Salute the Irish. Highlights: Dick Dale performs "Green Green". Joe Feeney does "A Little Bit of Heaven". Ralna English & Guy Hovis sing "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra". Bob Lido sings "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover". All join in for a medley from "Finian's Rainbow".
  • Country and Western Show (1970)
    A Country Western Show Highlights: Guy Hovis, Neil Levang, Buddy Merrill, Richard Maloof, Clay Hart (also singing verses) with trombone section and Ralna, Dick, Salli, Jimmy, Cissy, Bobby, Gail, Ken perform the Wabash Cannonball. The Orchestra performs "Gentle on My Mind". Guy Hovis (also on guitar) & Ralna English perform "Take Me Back". Bob Ralston at the organ performs "It Is No Secret". Sandi Griffith & Salli Flynn perform "Cotton Fields". Ken Delo with Neil Levang on guitar perform "Oh, Shenandoah". Myron Floren at the accordion with clarinet section, Ralston, Maloof & Levang perform "Just Because". My Heart Cries for You: Norma Zimmer with Charlie, Curt, Jimmy, Kenny A Square Dance is performed by Bobby, Cissy, Jack, Gail, Ken, Norma, Dick, Salli Clay Hart on guitar performs "It's Over". Arthur Duncan performs "You Are My Sunshine". Ralna English sings "The Tennessee Waltz". Jimmy Roberts performs "Make the World Go Away". Buddy Merrill on the steel guitar performs "The Steel Guitar Rag". Joe Feeney and the chorus perform "Goodnight, Irene". Dick Dale sings "If I Could See the World Through the Eyes of a Child". Bob Lido & the Hotsy Totsy Boys with Salli, Cissy & Arthur and entire cast join in for "Mama Don't Allow No Music Played in Here".moreless
  • Easter Show (1970)
    Easter Show (1970)
    Episode 31
    Easter Show Highlights: Harpist Linda Hargis performs "When I Grow Too Old to Dream". Myron Floren performs "The Lost Chord". Joe Feeney performs "Holy City". Norma Zimmer and Jim Roberts sing "The Old Rugged Cross". Ralna English sings "I Believe".
  • Academy Awards (1970)
    A program of Oscar-winning songs.
  • Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo Celebration
    A salute to the Kentucky Derby and the Mexican Holiday "Cinco de Mayo". Miss American Teenager is Lawrence's guest. Highlights: Jim Roberts sings "My Old Kentucky Home". Bob Lido performs "Runnin' Wild". Ken Delo performs "Cinco Robles". Bobby Burgess & Cissy King perform "Mexican Hat Dance".
  • Mother's Day (1970)
    Mother's Day (1970)
    Episode 37
    Mother's Day Special Lawrence's daughter-in-law Tanya Falan returns after the birth of Lawrence III. Highlights: Tanya Falan sings "Lullaby". Joe Feeney performs "Did Your Mother Come from Ireland?" Jim Roberts performs "My Mother's Eyes". Guy Hovis sings "The Girl That I Marry".
  • Armed Forces Day (1970)
    Honoring Armed Forces Day Highlights: All join in for "This Is a Great Country". Bobby Burgess & Cissy King perform "Strike Up the Band". The Band performs "Colonel Bogey March" and a medley of Irving Berlin tunes including "This Is the Army, Mr. Jones", "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning" and "God Bless America".moreless
  • Vaudeville Days
    Vaudeville Days
    Episode 39
    Lawrence remembers the good old 'Vaudeville Days'. Highlights: Dancers Bobby Burgess and Cissy King recall "Days of Old Vaudeville". Art Duncan performs "Mr. Tap-Toe". Jim Roberts sings "Sonny Boy". Ralna English sings "Bill Bailey". Joe Feeney performs "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling". Bob Lido performs "When My Baby Smiles At Me". All join in for "Make 'em Laugh".moreless
  • Summertime (1970)
    Summertime (1970)
    Episode 41
    Lawrence's guest pianist is Bob Smale playing "You". Highlights: The Music Makers sail into summer. All join in for "Back In Your Own Backyard". Bobby Burgess and Cissy King dance to the theme from "Picnic". Ken Delo performs "Green Leaves of Summer". Bob Lido and the Hotsy Totsy Boys perform "In the Good Old Summertime".moreless
  • Gotta Travel On
    Gotta Travel On
    Episode 45
    Traveling songs is Lawrence's theme. Highlights: The Orchestra with Dick Dale, Mary Lou, Gail, Cissy, Ralna, Salli, Guy, Bobby, Ken, Jimmy join in for "Gotta Travel On". Norma Zimmer sings "Red Sails in the Sunset". The Orchestra performs "(Up on) Lazy River". Sandi Griffith & Salli Flynn duet with "Leavin' on a Jetplane". Mary Lou, Joe, Cissy, Bobby, Gail, Ken, Salli, Dick, Ralna, Guy join in for "Cruising Down the River".moreless
  • Songs from the Tropics
    Songs From the Tropics Highlights: Norma Zimmer sings "Beyond the Sea". Art Duncan performs "Song of the Islands". Guy Hovis & Raina English perform "Now is the Hour". Sandi & Salli duet on the "Hawaiian War Chant". Bob Ralston performs "Sweet Leilani". Hotsy Totsy Boys perform "Pagan Love Song".
  • Summer End
    Summer End
    Episode 47
    Summer Songs Highlights: Gail Farrell and Dick Dale sing "Summer Sounds" Other hot weather hits: Norma Zimmer sings "Summertime". Art Duncan performs "Breezin' Along with the Breeze". Sandi & Salli perform "For Once in My Life". Ralna English sings "There's A Kind of Hush". All join in for "Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer".moreless
  • Togetherness
    Episode 49
    Lawrence Welk waltzes with Cissy King to "Wunderbar". Highlights: Clay Hart sings "Jean". Norma Zimmer sings "Until Tomorrow". Joe Feeney performs "A Time for Us". Sandi & Salli duet on "For Once In My Life". Ken Delo performs "I Will Wait for You". Myron Floren on accordian performs "Czardas".