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American Bandstand 

Bandstand (original title)
TV-G | | Music | TV Series (1952–1989)
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.
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Dick Clark ...  Himself - Host 1,447 episodes, 1952-1989
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Storyline

On this show, Dick Clark a weekly dance that featured the latest hit music for attending to dance to. In addition, the show had performances by popular musicians and audience members rated songs. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Music

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Bandstand See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1986-1987) | (1961-1962) | (1963-1986 and 1987-1989) | (1957-1961) | (1962-1963)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1952-1983)| Stereo (1983-1989)

Color:

Black and White (1952-1967)| Color (1967-1989)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

With 37 continuous years on the air, this was the longest-running weekly popular music showcase TV program in the world. The BBC's Top of the Pops (1964) broke that record in 2001, when it entered its 38th year on air. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Happy Days (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Bandstand Boogie '86-89
(Closing Theme)
Performed by Mike Curb
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I was there!
27 August 1999 | by crazy-12See all my reviews

I am very fortunate to have danced on American Bandstand during 1962 when it was live from WFIL studios at 46th & Market Streets in Philadelphia, PA. I was 18 at the time and used to go down there whenever I could get out of school early. I once got on the record review panel and remember rating 3 new releases, one of which was "Do You Wanna Dance". According to my high school newspaper which printed a story about my being on the panel, I rated that one the highest. I still have that school paper in my scrapbook along with a snapshot I took of Dick Clark interviewing Sandra Dee. To this day, I am amazed at how being on that show was something I almost took in stride. What great teenage memories I now am privileged to enjoy!


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