THEN PLEASE SKIP EVERYTHING ELSE
VIDEO ALL THE WAY THROUGH.
IT IS THE PERFORMANCE I MOST
WANT YOU TO SEE. THANK YOU!
The Lawrence Welk Show
on The Mickey Mouse Club.
"The Wah Watusi"
Norma Zimmer, Larry Hooper & Russ Klein
(from The Lawrence Welk Show circa July 1962)
to cut back on big band sounds and polkas and
make room on the show for pop and rock 'n' roll.
In the decade that followed the "Wah Watusi"
broadcast, Welk made further concessions to
the Youth Movement, embracing Bacharach,
the Beatles and other principal players on the
ever changing music scene. All Welk succeeded
in doing was alienating older viewers who
expected traditional songs and dances.
In 1971 The Lawrence Welk Show was
first run syndication until 1982.