7.6/10
267
8 user

American Bandstand 

Bandstand (original title)
TV-G | | Music | TV Series (1952–1989)
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.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



32   31   30   29   28   27   … See all »
1989   1988   1987   1986   1985   1984   … See all »
3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dick Clark ...  Self - Host 1,457 episodes, 1952-1989
Learn more

More Like This 

Soul Train (1971–2006)
Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Created by music impresario Don Cornelius, Soul Train is an African-American focused music-dance television program that spanned 35 years, primarily featuring performances by R&B, soul, funk, pop, and hip hop artists.

Stars: Don Cornelius, Diana Puskas, Queen Turner
The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After a string of successful hit records, Sonny and Cher attempted to take the movie world by storm. After they failed in that attempt, they regrouped and refashioned, blossoming into a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sonny Bono, Cher, Ted Zeigler
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen
The Honeymooners (1955–1956)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A bus driver and his sewer worker friend struggle to strike it rich while their wives look on with weary patience.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows
Dragnet (1951–1959)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule
The Flying Nun (1967–1970)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.

Stars: Sally Field, Marge Redmond, Madeleine Sherwood
Unsolved Mysteries (TV Series 1990)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Hosted by Robert Stack, the show documents a handful of unsolved cases in each episode. These are true stories of unsolved crimes, missing persons, unexplained phenomena, wanted fugitives ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryan Lewison, Camille James Harman, Phil Moore
Fame (1982–1987)
Drama | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

Stars: Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Debbie Allen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod
Head of the Class (1986–1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.

Stars: William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Dan Frischman
The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour.

Stars: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Jackie Wright

Photos

Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Music

Certificate:

TV-G
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Featured in American Dreams: Another Saturday Night (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Bandstand Boogie '77-89
(Opening Theme: 1977-1989)
(Closing Theme: 1977-1986)
Co-written by Barry Manilow & Bruce Sussman
Performed by Barry Manilow
See more »

User Reviews

No wonder this show lasted three decades......
9 May 2005 | by rcj5365See all my reviews

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.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Bandstand See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

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
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed