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The Lawrence Welk Show

1965 Silver Champagne (#631)

Host: Lennon Family Airs: Saturday, April 18, 1998 This week's Welk Show is one of the "Silver Champagne Specials," a black-and-white program with particular significance in Welk history. It was the 500 th show, (broadcast January 23, 1965), and important milestone recognized by the public and prominent people in the entertainment industry. Thousands of telegrams were sent to Mr. Welk, many of them on display now in the Champagne Theatre lobby. The program is filled with the most popular Welk songs and some rarely seen segments from teh earliest television days. The Lennon Sisters host this wonderful program and invite viewers to a family party held at Dee Dee's beautiful home in Branson, Missouri. Thirty family members, including their mother, enjoy a backyard picnic and they fill the hosting portions of the program with music. The Lennon Brothers and sister-in-law, Gail, the lennon Sons and the Lennon Daughters all sing, and for the finale, the entire family swings into "There's a Meeting Here Tonight." [57 minutes] Closed Captioning

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