WELK:THE EARLY YEARS
A nostalgic look at the beginnings of the Maestro
on his road to stardom
THE WELK FAMILY PHOTO AT THEIR STRASBURG HOMESTEAD
The Maestro is the infant sitting on his mother's lap
WITH THE LINCOLN BOULDS BAND
WITH HIS BEST SUIT ON, LAWRENCE HERE AT TWENTY-ONE, SETS OUT ON FAME
LAWRENCE'S PARENTS LUDWIG & CHRISTINA WELK
THE HOTSY TOTSY BOYS HOLDING COURT AT RADIO STATION WNAX IN
YANKTON, SOUTH DAKOTA
EVEN FAMOUS BANDLEADERS HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO GET A RIDE
SHOWING OFF HIS SHINY NEW ACCORDIAN AS A MEMBER OF GEORGE T. KELLY'S PEERLESS ENTERTAINERS
LAWRENCE WITH MAN'S BEST FRIEND OH THOSE ONE NIGHT STANDS!
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