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Lennon Sisters: Success Led to Tragedy

22 Sep

The Lennon Sisters singing on Lawrence Welk Show.

It doesn’t seem possible that it has been 57 years since the Lennon Sisters first appeared on the Lawrence Welk Show on Christmas Eve of 1955.

Who can forget the great harmony of their voices on Lawrence Welk Show and on their recordings? They were on Lawrence Welk Show for 13 years before embarking on their own path.

The oldest sister Dianne will be 73 in December while Janet who was the youngest Lennon Sister is now 66.

Their success attracted a stalker named Chet Young, who thought he could marry Peggy Lennon, if he could eliminate her dad William Lennon. He shot and killed William Lennon in a  golf course parking lot in 1969 and committed suicide two months later with the same gun.

This website gives much more information about the murder and about how Young stalked the family for five years before murdering their father.

http://www.findadeath.com/Deceased/l/LennonSisters/WilliamLennon.htm

On a brighter note here are some videos of the Lennon Sisters singing over the years:

Lennon Sisters sing May You Always on the Lawrence Welk Show.

The Lennon Sisters singing Harbor Lights one of my favorite songs.

The Lennon Sisters singing Love This is My Song on the Hollywood Palace on December 5, 1967.

The Lennon Sisters and Osmond Brothers singing It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.


The Lennon Sisters were a wholesome influence during the turbulent 60’s when the music scene had turned into a haven for hippies getting high on drugs while listening to war protest songs with the decade ending in 1969 with Woodstock at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm at Bethel, New York.

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One response to “Lennon Sisters: Success Led to Tragedy

  1. Andrew Godfrey

    December 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Reblogged this on Nostalgia and Now and commented:

    The Lennon Sisters were very popular, when they were regulars on the Lawrence Welk Show, but that popularity attracted a stalker who killed their father in 1969. I doubt we will ever hear the kind of harmony the Lennon Sisters possessed again. This was first posted on Sept. 22, 2010.

     

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