Sunday, July 24, 2005

AP Wire | Myron Floren, accordion player on 'The Lawrence Welk Show,' dies

Myron Floren made playing the accordian look easy. (Which it isn't.) And he always came across as a gentleman, too. He has died at home at age 85.

Mr. Floren joined Lawrence Welk's band in 1950 and stayed on until the television show ended in 1982. After that, he performed at music festivals around the country and at the Lawrence Welk Resort and Champagne Theater in Branson, Missouri.

His family doesn't want flowers, but they do suggest making a donation to the USO if you'd like to do something in his memory.

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