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Lawrence Welk was Born on 11 March 1903

Mar 11, 2018 04:55PM ● Published by Gene Kirschbaum

Lawrence Welk was born on 11 March 1901, and, even though he was born in Strasburg, North Dakota, he never lost the accent of his German-speaking parents.  Prior to completing fourth grade, Lawrence quit school and went to work on the family farm.  He launched his musical career by convincing his father to purchase a mail-order accordion.  In return, Lawrence promised his father to work on the farm until he turned 21.   

Here are a few Lawrence Welk tunes and TV appearances:​

Ghost Riders in the Sky:

Lawrence & Johnny Carson:

Sweet Georgia Brown:

Buddly Playing Blue Suede Shoes:

Lawrence & Betty White:

Lawrence & Lucille Ball:

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