Here are some fun Lawrence Welk videos of when my mom, Sandi Griffiths, was singing on the show with Gail and MaryLou. Good times!
My mother liked this song so much that she sang it on her album, “Counting My Blessings.”
Fun Easter song with my mother in a group. Good old Hoopie! We loved him!
I just had to post this song from ’72- it cracks me up! Half way through Ken Delo’s song his chaps start to fall down! The whole group is laughing their heads off. Ken forgets his lines and makes up his own! In those days they didn’t stop tape to redo the number. They just kept the camera rolling. My mom’s in the back, if you can spot her.
I guess this is one of the first ones the did after officially forming the trio.
One of our Disney favorites, “We Are Siamese.”
From 1973. I don’t know if they actually went in the blimp.
A bit of dancing in this one.
Another from 1973, “Too Young” by mom and the girls.
One of my favorites. We used to sing this song all the time in our family. From 1974. By the way, lavender is my mother’s favorite color. “Que Sera, Sera,” whatever will be, will be…
This is 1974, and after all the times I’ve heard this song, I didn’t realize how pessimistic it is. Great harmonies & fun ending though! “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again.”
Love this fun song! “Bye, Bye Love.”
It’s 1975 and mom’s singing with Gail, Tanya and Anacani.
One of our family favorites, “Honeycomb.”
This is a pretty one. I can’t believe how long her hair was! “Dream.”
Fun to see mom dance with Lawrence in this one from 1977 called “Begin The Beguine.”
Another one from 1977, “Walking in the Sunshine.”
Except for the audio being slightly off, this is a great one, also from 1977.”
My kids get a kick out of this, and I love the lyrics! Swingin’ On A Star.
1978 version of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Check out those bell-bottoms!
It’s 1978 and it’s always a wild card to have a live animal in a live show, but they pulled it off well (except for a lick).
“You Light Up My Life”
From 1978, here’s the Curt Ramsey Quintet featuring Curt, Dick Dale, Sandi Griffiths, Charlie Parlato and Gail Farrell on the Lawrence Welk Show singing “I’ll Never Smile Again”
Another from 1978, “Red, Red Robin.
A LOUD, 1979 rendition of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Pretty silly!
Here they were trying to hide another of my mom’s pregnancies. “I Love A Piano.”
So funny! Tiptoe Through The Tulips.
A number mom did with Ken Delo in later years. He wrote the song entitled “Oh To Be A Child Again.”
Several songs from a 2001 Welk reunion in Branson.
Click here to see the videos of Sandi & Sally.