Myron Floren

Myron Floren (November 5, 1919 – July 23, 2005) was an American musician best known as the accordionist on The Lawrence Welk Show between 1950 and 1980. Floren came to prominence primarily from his regular appearances on the weekly television series in which Lawrence Welk dubbed him as "the happy Norwegian".

Floren was highly regarded by Lawrence Welk, who was an accomplished accordion player in his own right. Floren functioned as Welk's principal assistant and second-in-command. In Floren's autobiography Accordion Man, written with his daughter Randee Floren, he recalled handling road manager duties when the band traveled, including hotel arrangements and other logistics. Prior to his death, he hosted some of the repeats of The Lawrence Welk Show on PBS.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 5th, 1919 (Roslyn), Died July 23rd, 2005 (Rolling Hills Estates)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: accordion

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 7021 1/23/1953 Canadian capers-1 Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 8080 12/28/1954 Sunrise serenade-1 Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 8081 12/28/1954 Twilight time in Tennessee Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 8082 12/28/1954 There is no greater love Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 8083 12/28/1954 You call it madness Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 8084 12/30/1954 My song Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 8085 12/30/1954 [Unknown title(s)] Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 8086 12/30/1954 Moonlight cocktail-1 Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 8087 12/30/1954 Autumn nocturne Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 10606 11/13/1957 The queen's dance Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 10607 11/13/1957 Come dance with me Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 10608 11/13/1957 Soft shoe schottische Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 10609 11/13/1957 The royal one-step Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 10651 12/5/1957 Blue skirt waltz Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 10652 12/5/1957 Clarinet polka Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 10653 12/5/1957 Accordion polka Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 10654 12/5/1957 Dancin' the devil away Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 10664 12/13/1957 Saturday night waltz Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 10665 12/13/1957 Put your little foot right out Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 10666 12/13/1957 La raspa Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 10667 12/13/1957 Dancer's hornpipe Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 11603 7/14/1959 Ball in Karlstad Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 11604 7/14/1959 Johnny Oslo schottische Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 11605 7/14/1959 Baruska Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca L 11606 7/14/1959 Cuckoo waltz Myron Floren instrumentalist, accordion  
(Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Floren, Myron," accessed March 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108003.

Floren, Myron. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108003.

"Floren, Myron." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108003

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