Saturday, August 05, 2017

1957: Dick Clark and "American Bandstand"




We grew up watching "American Bandstand".    Like "The Lone Ranger", the show went from one generation to the other.

AB went national on this day in 1957:   

"His iconic show, American Bandstand, began broadcasting nationally on this day in 1957, beaming images of clean-cut, average teenagers dancing to the not-so-clean-cut Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” to 67 ABC affiliates across the nation."

AB's success was due to the music and the kids who danced every week.   Dick Clark understood that and that's why he was so successful.




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