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Lawrence Welk (1903–1992)


The accordion maestro provided nearly two decades of squeaky-clean music and family entertainment on TV every Saturday night between 1955 and 1971 on prime-time, and for another 11 years in syndication. His trademarks included his "A uh-one, a uh-two" intro and a perpetual bubble machine. See full bio »

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 2016 The Founder (performer: "Calcutta" (a/k/a "Tivoli Melodie" ))
 2016 Rules Don't Apply (writer: "Bubbles in the Wine")
 2014-2015 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Team Youngblood #1 (2015) ... ("Polkas on 45")
- Big Bang Presents #3: Protoplasman! (2015) ... ("Polkas on 45")
- Athena #2 (2014) ... ("Polkas on 45")
 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (performer: "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles") / (writer: "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles")
 2014 Manhattan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Prisoner's Dilemma (2014) ... (performer: "Home Again Polka" - uncredited)
 2012 Freaky Deaky (performer: "Music To Watch Girls By" written by nm0708240)
 2008 Yes Man (performer: "Emperor Waltz")
 2000 Chocolat (performer: "Start The Day Right")
 2000 Family Guy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Love Thy Trophy (2000) ... (music: "Bubbles in the Wine (The Lawrence Welk Theme)" - uncredited)
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Last Temptation of Krusty (1998) ... (music: "Bubbles in the Wine (The Lawrence Welk Theme)" - uncredited)
 1996 Swingers (performer: "Champagne Time")
 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam (performer: "Around The World", "Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight", "I'll Never Smile Again", "Kit Kat Polka") / (writer: "Kit Kat Polka")
 1985 Lost in America (performer: "Bubbles in the Wine") / (writer: "Bubbles in the Wine")
 1985 Heaven Help Us (performer: "Clarinet Polka")
  The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1967)
- Music of Harry Warren (1979) ... (performer: "Shadow Waltz", "The Kiss Polka")
- Tribute to Harry Warren (1972) ... (performer: "Shadow Waltz")
- Music! Music! Music! (1967) ... (writer: "Lovable Doll" - uncredited)
 1970 Green Acres (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bundle of Joy (1970) ... (writer: "Bubbles in the Wine" - uncredited)
 1939 The Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk (Short) (writer: "Bubbles in the Wine")
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CD: "Champagne Music" (USP) See more »

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Personal Quote:

We cater to the people who want a melody as it was originally written. Our audiences want songs that tell a story. We don't want any song with questionable moral standards.

Trivia:

His show was initially cancelled by ABC-TV in 1971, after 17 years as a Saturday night perennial on the network, because of a question of viewer demographics. Advertisers and networks were convinced that they should gear their shows to younger, urban audiences, who were thought to have the buying power, and Welk's audience was simply considered too old. In what was then considered a bold move, ... See more »

Trademark:

Theme song: "Bubbles in the Wine" (1955 - 1970) See more »

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