Related Information for Lawrence Welk 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 His style came to be known to his large number of radio, television, and live-performance fans as "champagne music" He is a 1961 inductee of North Dakota's Roughrider Award Contents Lawrence was born in Strasburg, North Dakota, as one of nine children to Catholic, German-speaking immigran.. read more