John A. Klein Jr. Net Worth

John A. Klein Jr. Net Worth is
$10 Million

John A. Klein Jr. Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

John A. Klein, Jr. (June 4, 1918 – January 31, 1997) was an American-born musician who played drums for the Lawrence Welk orchestra from 1951 to 1976 and on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1955 to 1976. He was also Welk's second cousin.Born in Strasburg, North Dakota, Klein was the son of German-Russian parents and the oldest of five children. It was during his early years that he took up music, especially the drums, which he played with several area bands. Upon graduating from high school in 1936, Johnny first enrolled at the University of North Dakota. Later he enrolled at the University of Missouri, where he graduated with both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree in Music Education. He also served in the Army during World War II.In 1951, while Klein was studying for his Masters degree in Columbia, Missouri, Welk and his orchestra came to St. Louis, Missouri for an engagement. Welk encouraged his cousin to try out for his band, which he accepted.For the next twenty-five years, in addition to being featured drummer, Klein was the band's equipment manager and the driver of the band truck while out on tour. However, ill health due to a bleeding ulcer forced him to step down full-time in 1976. After a recovering, he served as Welk's music librarian with the organization. He also continued to perform as well, often playing for the Sunday Swing at the Welk Resort in Escondido with a group called the Journeymen and with other clubs until his retirement in the 1990s.He died in 1997 after a brief illness in Torrance, California.
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthJune 4, 1918
Place Of BirthStrasburg, North Dakota, USA
Star SignGemini
1Has three children, sons Jay & Jimmy and daughter Joan
2Played for the group "Sunday Swing" at the Welk Resort in Escondido, California
3Honored with Distinguished Achievement Awards in the field of Music Arts from both the Universities of Missouri and North Dakota
4Graduated with a bachelors and masters degree from the University of Missouri and later, another masters in library science from the University of Southern California
5Second cousin of Lawrence Welk


Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures2007TV Movie documentary special thanks


The Lawrence Welk Show1955-1975TV SeriesDrummer / Himself - Drummer

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