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Your ability to elicit sighs of delight is matched only by your ability to elicit tears of boredom.

It was the Television Show That Time Forgot, and it aired like clockwork every Saturday night from 1955 to 1982. For the generation that grew up on the big bands of the thirties and forties, The Lawrence Welk Show was a blessed island of calm in a world gone mad for rock and roll. But for the innocent children and grandchildren forced to watch along with them, it was something closer to The Island of Dr. Moreau. The man at this generational flash point was an accordion-playing, Alsatian-accented North Dakotan who kicked off each number with "a vun and a two" and ended with a cheery "wunnerful, wunnerful," delighting the old folks and making the youngsters dream of watching paint dry. With his 1961 instrumental Calcutta, Welk earned a place in the popstrological constellation Speechless, and endowed those born under his influence with an anachronistic charm that may separate them from their generational crowd until such time as that generation is drawn to the early-bird hour at the local smorgasbord. More to the point, your Birthstar's trademark sound was called "champagne music," which may explain both the giddy highs with which you are sometimes greeted and the headachy lows some develop upon longer exposure.
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Calcutta  Feb 13-26, 1961
Henry Rollins (2/13/61) is a popstrological child of Lawrence Welk.


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