The Music of Your Life
You're ten years old. It's summertime. And you have Lawrence Welk damage.
You are, in fact, America's biggest little fan of The Lawrence Welk Show.
You can't get enough of him, of him and his weekly television variety hour. Lawrence Welk: "Mister Music Maker," the leader of the band, a fussy, exacting man who sports a red or pastel blue polyester blazer that gives him the look of, say, the president of your father's Rotary Club, but that could never be, because this man is famous;
Lawrence Welk belongs to America, to American living rooms, like some eccentric, musically inclined uncle from...