Song of the Day: Myron Floren, “Clarinet Polka”

Accordionist Myron Floren, who played with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra from 1950 to 1980, was born on this day in 1919. A first-generation American of Swedish parents, he was Welk’s second-in-command and principal assistant. He appeared weekly on The Lawrence Welk Show, often playing polkas such as the "Clarinet Polka" for dancers Bobby Burgess (formerly of The Mickey Mouse Club) and Cissy King. A-one-an-a-two-an-a…

4 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Myron Floren, “Clarinet Polka”

  1. Sissy and Bobby were my favourites when I watched this show…my parents always had this show on. I thoughtvthey were so good…and they were. I also loved the tap dancer whom you see in the background. The accordion player was like the vice president of the show and he could play! I am one who likes the accordion but I’m in the minority. You know he always reminded me of Bob Eubanks.


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