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Old 01-29-2022, 07:34 PM
jaghog jaghog is offline
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Default Lawrence Welk

I turn it on to see the drums mainly today
A early Hollywood with a timpani no ft gold sparkle pearl
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Old 01-30-2022, 10:41 AM
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Default Re: Lawrence Welk

Johnny Klein was Welk's second cousin from North Dakota. He played drums with Welk's orchestras from 1951 through 1976. When Klein left the Welk group, he was replaced by Paul Humphrey. Humphrey was the only Black musician in the orchestra from 1976 through the mid 1980s. Klein must have been provided with new Ludwigs at least once every TV season. I think that he switched to Pearl drums in the last season or two. I remember Humphrey playing Premiers.
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Old 01-31-2022, 07:34 AM
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Default Re: Lawrence Welk

I recall my folks watching Welk and me watching Klein on the Ludwigs in the days of my youth. I don't think I would have seen any of those shows after spring of '69 or so (mostly out on the road once I had a driver's license) so I don't recall Humphrey. I do seem to recall that a lot of jazz drummers moved from Gretsch to Premier around that time. My drum instructor moved from Slingerland to Premier about that era.
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