Zitat des Tages von 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.
Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.
Many times I wondered if I were truly carrying out God's plan for my life.
Music was my joy, my home, the one place I felt happy and secure.
If they can't hum it after we play it, it's not for us.
Whenever you have a minute I'd like to see you right now.
If any performer has quality in his voice he can almost always be helped to develop all the other necessary attributes.
One thing all stage mothers share is an overpowering ambition for their daughters.
You know, it's a long world.
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.
Sounds always fascinated me.
Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.
Night after night I could feel the chills go up and down my spine, they played so well.
I just had an idea that went right over my head.
I just wrote a book, but don't go out and buy it yet, because I don't think it's finished yet.
By 1969, when I celebrated 45 years in the music business, I also had 45 people in our musical family.
For a while we had trouble trying to get the sound of a champagne cork exploding out of the bottle. I solved the problem by sticking my finger in my mouth and popping it out.
I always worried I'd forget my lines or say the wrong words or the audience would laugh in the wrong places.
It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair.
This is the best biography by me I have ever read.
I have never been an innovator, a creative genius.
There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them.
I played a Spaniard. I looked about as Spanish as any other fair-skinned German.
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.
His act may start out slow, but it tapers off.
We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument.
The William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh... was the place where Champagne Music was born.
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.
My accent remained terrible. It was very hard for me to initiate any conversation with someone I didn't know.
Dreams do come true, even for someone who couldn't speak English and never had a music lesson or much of an education.
I expected to be a farmer like my father and brothers. Life seemed pleasant and orderly.
The first time I try anything is invariably not very successful. I tend to grow slowly, but solidly.