On Saturday Night, July 2nd of 1955; a summer-replacement musicial television variety series made it's national debut on the ABC network
Little did anyone know that it would become one of the longest-running shows in history and one of the most popular as well. Let's go back and relive the moment that......
THE DODGE DANCING PARTY
WITH LAWRENCE WELK BEGAN!
Here's your host....LAWRENCE WELK!
First number ever, "Say It With Music"
Champagne Lady Alice Lon sings
"Love Me Or Leave Me" with Buddy Merrill on guitar
America meets Myron Floren for the first time
plays "Tico Tico" on his PAN accordian
Myron, Buddy and Johnny Klein in a jam session
Jimmy Roberts in the solo spot singing "I"
Aladdin is having a wunnerful time
here on show number one
Norman Bailey playing a trumpet solo
notice he's not wearing his signature eyeglasses
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