Remember when watching kids dance to popular music on TV was the norm?! One of the best of those shows turns 50 today.
Now I’m well aware American Bandstand was on a few years prior to that. I’m talking the AB that Dick Clark took over the hosting duties for on July 9, 1956 and helped make a household name.
I was a major MTV nut back in the early 1980’s when they still played music videos. But I also enjoyed watching American Bandstand as a kid. Granted, MTV and VH1 began to eat into its ratings back then, but some of my favorite ‘Bandstand’ appearances were awesome! Among them,…
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends.
I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better!
When I’m not on the air, I’m either training in martial arts, deciding which tattoo I should get next, reading a good book (I still enjoy turning actual pages), or my wife and I are planning our next big travel excursion.
I’m on every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also follow me on on Twitter @PeteRizzoWBAB. I’d love to hear from you.