Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Lawrence Welk Show: Tiger Rag

Pete opened his club on Bourbon Street in 1959. In March of 1965 Rachel and I moved into 627 Ursulines Avenue in the French Quarter in New Orleans. The building was owned at that time by Pete Fountain. It was(and is)called The Trianon. The name is spelled out in tiles in front of the entrance. We were on the top floor with a balcony in the front and a deck in the back that looked out toward the Mississippi River.
I always considered Pete Fountain and Al Hirt the old guard but they were the kings of New Orleans for many many years. Pete has a toupee on in this video. He decided to get rid of it and go topless.