History Series / AmericanBandstand

6th Jun '16 4:00:10 PM MarkLungo
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As the host of this dance show on Creator/{{ABC}}, Creator/DickClark became known as "America's oldest teenager". '''''American Bandstand''''' originated in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, and went national in 1957. It was a weekday show until 1963, when it switched to Saturdays only. In 1987, the show left ABC for syndication, where it lasted only one year before moving to the Creator/USANetwork, where it ended in 1989.

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As the host of this dance show on Creator/{{ABC}}, Creator/DickClark became known as "America's oldest teenager". '''''American Bandstand''''' originated in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, and went national in 1957. It was a weekday show until 1963, when it switched to Saturdays only. In 1987, the show left ABC for syndication, FirstRunSyndication, where it lasted only one year before moving to the Creator/USANetwork, where it ended in 1989.
20th May '16 6:05:45 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Music/TheBeatles' "She Loves You" was featured on the "Rate-a-Record" segment shortly after it was first released in the US in September 1963. It got a mediocre score.
17th Apr '16 4:34:43 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* BroadcastLive: The show was initially done this way. Starting in 1963, the five shows of a given week would be prerecorded the preceding Saturday. When the show switched to Saturdays only later that year, the taping schedule was changed to three shows on Saturday and three shows on Sundays every six weeks.
17th Apr '16 4:27:30 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* TitleThemeTune: "…On the Bandstand! (Bandstand!)"

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* TitleThemeTune: "…On the Bandstand! (Bandstand!)""Bandstand Boogie", originally by Les Elgart and his Orchestra.
17th Apr '16 4:23:42 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The show first started out as simply ''Bandstand'' in 1950 and featured short musical films produced by Snader Telescriptions and Official Films, one of several "precursors" to music videos. The more familiar dance show format debuted in 1952; the films were still used for a while as filler while they switched dancers. Dick Clark didn't host until 1956[[labelnote:*]](Bob Horn was the original host; Lee Stewart was brought in as co-host when the show was retooled in 1952 and kept until 1955. Horn was fired following a DUI in 1956; producer Tony Mammarella filled in until Clark took over.)[[/labelnote]] and the ''American Bandstand'' name was only adopted when the show went national the following year.
25th Feb '16 7:52:34 AM themisterfree
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As the host of this dance show on Creator/{{ABC}}, Creator/DickClark became known as "America's oldest teenager". '''''American Bandstand''''' originated in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, and went national in 1957. It was a weekday show until 1963, when it switched to Saturdays only. In 1987, the show left ABC for syndication, where it lasted only one year.

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As the host of this dance show on Creator/{{ABC}}, Creator/DickClark became known as "America's oldest teenager". '''''American Bandstand''''' originated in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, and went national in 1957. It was a weekday show until 1963, when it switched to Saturdays only. In 1987, the show left ABC for syndication, where it lasted only one year.
year before moving to the Creator/USANetwork, where it ended in 1989.



* TheAnnouncer: Charlie O'Donnell, who would later become famous as the announcer of ''Series/WheelOfFortune''.

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* TheAnnouncer: Charlie O'Donnell, who would later become famous as the announcer of ''Series/WheelOfFortune''.''Series/WheelOfFortune'', ''Series/TheJokersWild'' and ''Series/TicTacDough'', among others.
17th Aug '15 5:49:58 PM ScrewySqrl
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* DuelingShows: with ''SoulTrain'' in the 1970s and 80s. Although neither Clark nor Don Cornelius really competed with each other, fans compared them all the time.
6th Aug '15 5:09:55 PM bt8257
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** ''Theatre/{{Hairspray}}'''s ''Corny Collins Show'' is based on it, and the 2007 film confirms that yes, Creator/BrittanySnow may well have been there (being the lead dancer on both).

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** ''Theatre/{{Hairspray}}'''s ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'''s ''Corny Collins Show'' is based on it, and the 2007 film confirms that yes, Creator/BrittanySnow may well have been there (being the lead dancer on both).
6th Aug '15 5:09:27 PM bt8257
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** ''{{Hairspray}}'''s ''Corny Collins Show'' is based on it, and the 2007 film confirms that yes, Creator/BrittanySnow may well have been there (being the lead dancer on both).

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** ''{{Hairspray}}'''s ''Theatre/{{Hairspray}}'''s ''Corny Collins Show'' is based on it, and the 2007 film confirms that yes, Creator/BrittanySnow may well have been there (being the lead dancer on both).
6th Aug '15 5:09:13 PM bt8257
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* TransAtlanticEquivalent: ''TopOfThePops''. (''American Bandstand'' is likely part of the reason why an attempt to launch an American ''Top of the Pops'' didn't work.)

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* TransAtlanticEquivalent: ''TopOfThePops''.''Series/TopOfThePops''. (''American Bandstand'' is likely part of the reason why an attempt to launch an American ''Top of the Pops'' didn't work.)
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