More Than 100 Lawrence Welk Biographies!
Lawrence Welk had more records on Billboard magazine weekly Top 100 chart than any other big band during the rock and roll era. From 1960 through 1965, his band had twelve charted records. The three biggest sellers were 'Last Date' (11 weeks on the charts- peak #21), 'Baby Elephant Walk' (16 weeks on charts - peak #48) and 'Calcutta' (17 weeks on charts - peak #1 for 2 weeks). Re-runs of The Lawrence Welk show and reunion specials have been shown on public televsion stations since 1987. More recently, The Lawrence Welk Champagne Theater at the Welk Resort Branson was built in Branson, Missouri which hosts concerts throughout the year.