Dick Dale (singer)

Dick Dale (born September 14 1926) is an American singer and musician, best known as a featured singer and saxophone player on the TV variety show The Lawrence Welk Show.

A native of Algona, Iowa, he served in the United States Navy during World War II after graduation from Algona High School. His entertainment career began when he worked for several bands such as Harold Loeffelmacher and his Six Fat Dutchmen Old-Time Band when he was discovered by Lawrence Welk in 1951.

During his tenure on the show, in addition to his playing the saxophone, he sang not just solos but also in duets, performed in comedy sketches, dances, and also played Santa Claus for many years on the Christmas shows. Even after the show went into retirement in 1982, he continues to this day to perform with his fellow Welk alumni.

From 1990 to 1996, he co-owned and operated the Rainbow Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with fellow Welk star Ava Barber.

He married his wife, Marguerite, in 1949, and they are the parents of four children and several grandchildren. After making their home in Sparks, Nevada for several years, the Dales have recently moved back to his Iowa hometown of Algona.
Dick Dale (born Richard Anthony Monsour on May 4, 1937, in Quincy, Massachusetts) is "The King of the Surf Guitar": a pioneer of surf rock and one of the most influential guitarists of the 1960s.
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The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family.

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The Lawrence Welk Show was a musical variety show hosted by former big band leader Lawrence Welk. New episodes were aired in either a local, network, or syndicated capacity for more than 30 years; repeat episodes are still being broadcast in the United States, usually on PBS.
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Harold Loeffelmacher (March 14, 1905 – January 30, 1987) was an American musician and bandleader.

Loeffelmacher is best known for forming the polka band known as the Six Fat Dutchmen.
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The Six Fat Dutchmen was a polka band formed around 1932 by Harold Loeffelmacher in New Ulm, Minnesota. The band was known mostly for playing the "Oom-pah" style of polka music that originated from Germany and the German-speaking areas of Czechoslovakia.
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Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was a musician, accordion player, bandleader, and television impresario, hosting "The Lawrence Welk Show" from 1951 to 1982.
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Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply "Santa" is a legendary and historical character associated with bringing gifts on Christmas Day.
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Ava Barber (born June 28, 1954, Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American Country Music Singer and perfomer. She is best remembered for performing on The Lawrence Welk Show throughout much of the 1970s and early '80s, along with performers like Ralna English and Gail Farrell.
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