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Winnie, Lou and Sally
WLS National Barn Dance

About The Group

Why were they called "Winnie, Lou and Sally"? Was it by accident the first letters of their names were "W L S"? They did many programs in the studio as well as doing many personal appearances in the midwest, including the Illinois and Indiana State Fairs.

Back in 1938, Lucille Overstake became part of the group when Marge Dempsey went and got married. Helen was also known to play the organ.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

  • Helen Jensen
  • Eileen (Sally) Jensen
  • Adele (Winnie) Jensen
  • In 1937, Margaret (Winnie) Dempsey had joined the group; apparently replacing Adele.
  • In 1938, Lucille Overstake (of the Three Little Maids at one time) became part of the group, replacing Miss Dempsey.

Credits & Sources

  • WLS Stand-By; September 11, 1937; pg. 4; Prairie Farmer Publishing Co.; Chicago, IL

Appearance History This Month

June 30, 1935
Ripon Auditorium
Ripon, WI
WLS on Parade
June 7, 1936
Beechwood Park
Rockville, IN
WLS National Barn Dance
June 8, 1936
Haworth Gymnasium
Kokomo, IN
WLS National Barn Dance
June 9, 1936
Capitol Theatre (79th and Halsted)
Chicago, IL
WLS National Barn Dance
June 11, 1936
Elkhart High School Auditorium
Elkhart, IN
WLS National Barn Dance
June 14, 1936
Firemen's Park
Waterloo, WI
WLS National Barn Dance
June 15, 1936
Wheeler High School Gymnasium
Wheeler, IN
WLS National Barn Dance (1936 Edition)
June 21, 1936
Chautauqua Park
Havana, IL
WLS Merry-Go-Round
June 22, 1936
Edna Theatre
Gibson City, IL
WLS National Barn Dance (1936 Edition)
June 28, 1936
Jackson County Fair Grounds
Jackson, MI
WLS Barn Dance
June 6, 1937
Miami County Fairgrounds
Troy, OH
June 7, 1937
Grand Theatre
Bluffton, IN
WLS On Parade
June 9, 1937
Drake Theatre
Chicago, IL
WLS National Barn Dance
June 13, 1937
High Cliff Park
High Cliff, WI
June 27, 1937
Roxy Theatre
Ottawa, IL
WLS On Parade

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