The Lawrence Welk Show premiered on ABC Television on July 2, 1955.
Featured were singers Alice Lon and Jim Roberts, guitarist Buddy Merrill, accordionist Myron Floren, violinist Bob Lido, Bass player Buddy Hayes, saxophonist Jack Martin and trumpeter Rocky Rockwell. Highlights of the show were: Myron Floren and Lawrence performing “The 12th Street Rag”. Bob Lido performing “Learning the Blues”. Buddy Hayes singing “Dance With Me, Henry”. Alice Lon singing “Love Me or Leave Me”. Jack Martin performing “Alabamy Bound”. Rocky Rockwell performing “I Love Girls”.