alt.obituaries Memorial Deadpool
Dick Dale, the pride of Algona,
Iowa, spent thirty years serenading America—mostly middle America—as a
and sax player on The Lawrence Welk
Show. Welk had poached him from the venerable, though almost
certainly misnamed, Midwestern polka ensemble Six Fat Dutchmen. Perhaps
highest point (hey-o!) of Dale's TV career was his duet
Brewer & Shipley's "One Toke Over the Line," which they
introduced, without a hint of irony, as a "modern spiritual." After
the Welk show was mercifully put out of its misery in 1982, Dale spent
of his career making the rounds of the senior-citizen entertainment
with regular gigs in Pigeon Forge and Branson, and being mistaken for
who did "Misirlou." With his death, the title of Algona's favorite
son now passes to Fox News host Steve Doocy, which seems like a
Dale died on December de 26th.
He was 88. And a-one, and a-two, and a-Dianagram gets a wunnerful 20
the hit (5 for hit, 5 for solo, 10 year-end bonus).
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