Lawrence Welk was born in 1903 in Strasburg, North Dakota. His TV show started on a local L.A. station in 1951 and ended on PBS in 1982. After that, reruns continued to be shown on PBS hosted by Welk and after his death in 1992, by former cast members.
Sixteen Candles, performed by The Crests, became a doo-wop hit in 1958. The song’s sentimentalism is ideal for a punk guitar to rip apart.
When we remember the past, sometimes we must confront behaviors that now make us cringe.