Lawrence Welk

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We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument.

Lawrence Welk

The William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh... was the place where Champagne Music was born.

Lawrence Welk

When my parents first arrived there, North Dakota had just been admitted to the Union, and the country was still wild and harsh.

Lawrence Welk

Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.

Lawrence Welk

I played a Spaniard. I looked about as Spanish as any other fair-skinned German.

Lawrence Welk

I realized some of the pitfalls of being well-known; it was nice if you were successful, but it made it just that much harder to take when you failed.

Lawrence Welk

By 1969, when I celebrated 45 years in the music business, I also had 45 people in our musical family.

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I was so anxious to succeed that I made a practice of appearing on all the disc jockey shows I could, in order to publicize the band.

Lawrence Welk

I knew nothing of the real life of a musician, but I seemed to see myself standing in front of great crowds of people, playing my accordion.

Lawrence Welk

If any performer has quality in his voice he can almost always be helped to develop all the other necessary attributes.

Lawrence Welk

One time I introduced my orchestra as the Shampoo Music Makers instead of the Champagne Music Makers.

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My accent remained terrible. It was very hard for me to initiate any conversation with someone I didn't know.

Lawrence Welk

Sounds always fascinated me.

Lawrence Welk

The first time I try anything is invariably not very successful. I tend to grow slowly, but solidly.

Lawrence Welk

If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come.

Lawrence Welk

Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.

Lawrence Welk

The ones the listeners loved most of all in those early years were the four Lennon girls who became the whole nation's little sisters.

Lawrence Welk

Many times I wondered if I were truly carrying out God's plan for my life.

Lawrence Welk

I just wrote a book, but don't go out and buy it yet, because I don't think it's finished yet.

Lawrence Welk

You know, it's a long world.

Lawrence Welk

It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair.

Lawrence Welk