Remembering “American Bandstand” 50 years later

Remembering “American Bandstand” 50 years later 

Posted: 11:01 am Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

By Pete Rizzo

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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,…

Which AB musical guest was your favorite?