Lawrence Welk Show
Welk's "champagne music" made for one of TV's most beloved series, first running on ABC from 1955 to 1971, then bubbling along in syndication until 1982.
Lawrence Welk Show Previous Broadcasts
Easter (Episode #1332)
KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
This show from 1979 opens with "Easter Parade" as pretty girls in gay nineties finery stroll on a flower-bedecked set with their handsome escorts. Guy & Ralna sing "Give Me That Old Time Religion", Sandi, Gail, & Mary Lou "Tiptoe Through The Tulips", Myron Floren does a thrilling version of "The Lost Chord", Henry Cuesta plays a tender "Love Lifted Me", and the whole cast sings a group of beloved hymns at the close. It's a lovely show.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
Big Band (Episode #1327)
KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
Lawrence has fun tracking down the origin of contemporary songs adapted from the classics! In the opening of this show, Lawrence asks the rhetorical question, "What do the following songs have in common - "Mack The Knife", "Our Love", and "Hot Diggity, Dog Ziggity"? The answer, as he gleefully explains, is that all of them were originally classical compositions. As the show progresses, Lawrence explains where each song came from including "Baubles, Bangles, and Beads", "Song of Love", and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows."
- KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 1:00 AM