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1952 (USA) See more »
On this show, Dick Clark hosts a daily to weekly dance show that features the latest hit music for the attending teens to dance to. In addition, the show has performances by popular musicians and audience members rate songs. Full summary »
3 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 246)

Dick Clark ... Himself - Host / ... (57 episodes, 1956-1987)

Series Directed by
Hal Galli (unknown episodes)
Barry Glazer (unknown episodes)
John M. Toutkaldjian (unknown episodes)
Kip Walton (unknown episodes)
Ed Yates (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Joseph Bonaduce (unknown episodes, 1964)

Series Produced by
Tony Mammarella .... producer (1 episode, 1952)

Dick Clark .... producer (unknown episodes)
Hal Galli .... producer (unknown episodes)
Barry Glazer .... producer (unknown episodes)
Larry Klein .... producer (unknown episodes)
Judy Price .... producer (unknown episodes)
Kip Walton .... producer (unknown episodes)
Ed Yates .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Charles Albertine (46 episodes, 1952-1977)

Les Elgart (unknown episodes, 1957-1977)
Bob Horn (unknown episodes, 1957-1977)
Barry Manilow (unknown episodes, 1977-1989)
Series Film Editing by
Terry M. Pickford (unknown episodes, 1977)
Series Production Management
Fran La Maina .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ritch Kenney .... camera operator (56 episodes, 1962-1988)
Carol Wetovich .... camera operator (50 episodes, 1976-1978)
Pattie Stone .... moving light programmer/operator (41 episodes, 1985-1988)
Mark J. Levin .... lighting director (32 episodes, 1983-1986)
Lee Rose .... lighting designer (26 episodes, 1986-1988)
Flor Siqueiros .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1986)
John O'Brien .... video controller (3 episodes, 1984-1986)

Ralph Alcocer .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Ron Brooks .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Jan Lowry .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
American Bandstand .... costumer / wardrobe (16 episodes, 1985)

Debra L. Wiley .... costumer (unknown episodes, 1982-1984)
Series Editorial Department
Ron Meredith .... assistant film editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Larry Elgart .... composer: theme music (46 episodes, 1952-1963)
Les Elgart .... composer: theme music (46 episodes, 1952-1963)
Bob Horn .... composer: theme music (46 episodes, 1952-1963)

Philip Guest Adams .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Stu Wayne .... musical director (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Mark F. Hill .... production staff (1 episode, 1978)

James Woodworth .... stage manager (unknown episodes, 1976-1983)
Tim Gibbons .... production coordinator (unknown episodes, 1979-1980)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bandstand" - USA (original title)
"AB" - USA (short title)
"American Bandstand" - USA (new title)
"American Bandstand 1966" - USA (ninth season title)
"VH1's Best of American Bandstand" - USA (rerun title)
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USA:30 min (1986-1987) | USA:50 min (1961-1962) | USA:60 min (1963-1986 and 1987-1989) | USA:90 min (1957-1961) | USA:55 min (1962-1963)
Black and White (1952-1967) | Color (1967-1989)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (1952-1983) | Stereo (1983-1989)

Did You Know?

At 37 years of continuous run, was the longest weekly popular music showcase TV program in the world. This record was not broken until 2001 when the BBC's "Top of the Pops" (1964) entered its 38th year.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dreamgirls (2006)See more »
Bandstand Boogie '77-89See more »


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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
No wonder this show lasted three decades......, 9 May 2005
Author: rcj5365 from Durham, North Carolina

All the greatest songs ever recorded.

All the Number One Hits.

All the latest dances.

All the greatest musical guests of all time.

For three decades,Dick Clark brought you the best in entertainment.

From 1957 until 1989,this show was a Saturday afternoon staple for the teenage set.

That show was American BANDSTAND. It ran for 37 years on ABC-TV. For the three decades that it ran on the ABC network,it went on to become the third longest-running musical variety show of all time. During the last nine seasons of the show(1980-1989)the show saw a decline to some heavy competition,but due to the loyal support of the viewers,the show survived inspite to some newer viewers and a whole new generation.

It's easy to understand why it lasted three decades and was one of the top shows among the teenage set.It also paved the way for the next generation and the beginning of the "MTV" status that was to follow. Dick Clark was always the excellent and cordial host,who held his own,and remain so until the final episode of the series in 1989. Thank you,Dick Clark for making this possible.

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