In the 1975 episode "Silver Anniversary," Lawrence celebrated 25 years on television. However, in this episode, he again celebrates 25 years on television, but they're for the 25 years of his show going nationwide (1955-1980).
Barney Kessel is the guitarist in this episode, not Neil Levang
The title of this show refers Lawrence Welk's 25 years on television. In 1951, his show began airing on KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, taped in the Aragon Ballroom in Venice Beach, California. Four years later, the show went nationwide.
Lawrence Welk began his show business career on March 11, 1924, the day he turned 21 years old.
On this, the last network show, Jimmy Roberts sang the first song he sang on the first network show, "No Other Love Have I".
This episode features songs that were popular during Lawrence Welk's 15 years on ABC (1955-1969).
"Funiculi, Funicula" is a famous song written by Italian journalist Peppino Turco and set to music by Italian composer Luigi Denza in 1880.
In 1963, the song "Pipeline" was a big hit for the Chantays, peaking at #4.
Lawrence Welk was on the cover of TV-guide for this week January 21-27, 1956.