American Bandstand (1952–1989)
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Episode #10.37 

The Buckinghams perform "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy." A telephone interview with Turtles band members Al Nichol and Jim Tucker. The Who appeared in a filmed segment (which is missing from current copies of this show).


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Episode credited cast:
The Buckinghams ...
Themselves - Musical Guests
Himself - Host
Charlie O'Donnell ...
Himself - Announcer


Dick Clark's in-studio guests are The Buckinghams who perform "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy." Al Nichol and Jim Tucker of the Turtles are featured in the "Hot Line" telephone interview. In a phone conversation with Dick Clark, disc jockey Johnny Rabbitt (Ron Elz) of KXOK radio, St. Louis, Missouri, picks the Grass Roots record "Let's Live for Today" for the Spotlight dance. The songs in the Rate-A-Record segment are "Powered by Love" (by Powered by Love, 82.5%) and "Arnold Layne" (by Pink Floyd, 60%). The studio audience dances to records by The Four Tops ("7-Rooms Of Gloom"), The Turtles ("She'd Rather Be with Me"), the Young Rascals ("Groovin'," the #1 song in AB's Top 10 countdown), The Parade ("Sunshine Girl"), Booker T. And The M.G.'s ("Hip Hugger"), the Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody to Love"), and Whistling Jack Smith ("I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman" Written by Tom Alger

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27 May 1967 (USA)  »

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Written by Jimmy Holvay
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