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|Posted by: BKV on 2007-07-07
Oh yeah I watched it in the 70s and 80s. I always thought how young Dick Clark looked for an old man.
That's Richard Marx with Dick, Richard was big in the 80's if you can't tell by the hairstyle!
|Posted by: Snake on 2007-07-08
don't get me wrong, i like Dick Clark; but seriously, how many face lifts has he had?
Yup, Richard Marx... I have his Cassette Tape SOMEWHERE! :)
Dick Clark: the world's oldest teenager.
|Posted by: Cliffy on 2007-08-02
I saw Paul McCartney on a commercial the other day and was thinking he's taking Dick Clark's place. Paul looks great for 65!
... Bandstand lasted from '52 to '89... music certainly went downhill after that.
|Posted by: Naomi on 2007-08-04
We all joke about him, but this man's helped many a career in his time.
locally on WFIL(Now WPVI)TV Ch.6
In Philly Pa. in 1952.
Mr.Dick Clark was not the show's
first host..it was Mr.Bob Horn.
Originally..the show was not
meant to have a studio audience
of kids dancing to msuic and being
Ths show's format was simply
Mr.Horn introducing reruns of
old sound jazz music films from
the 1930's and 40's.
(The films were known as
Seeing that this type of concept
would bore the hell out of his viewers?
Mr.Horn suggested to the station
execs at Ch.6 that he have some jazz
music bands perform on the show for
a makeshift audience of kids in the
studio and that after the band perform.
He'd interview the kids in the studio
and the members of the visiting bands.
At first..the station execs at Ch.6 balked
at the idea.
But..they relunctantly gave Mr.Horn
permission to try this concept.
The bands appeared on the show
..they performed,the kids in the
studio danced and Horn,the kids
and the bands had a rap session
after the performance.
The show became a hit!
Bob Horn continued to mcAB
.until he left the show in 1956.
Dick Clark..who mc'd the WFIL
Radio version ofABtook over as
the second host ofAB.(The music
soon changed from jazz to Rock
Bandstandfirst in Philly,Pa.
and later on ABC TV from 1956
When ABC TV told Mr.Clark that
they were going to cut back on the
show's running time.
So that the network execs would
give more airtime to sports and
other types of programming.
Mr.Clark refused to allow the heads
of ABC TV to tamper with the show's
running time and he left ABC TV.
Mr.Clark tried to revive ABin
national syndication in 1987.
(AB was seen sunday mornings
on WWOR TV Ch.9 in The NYC/
Seacaucus,NJ viewing area in
But it didn't work.
AB was revived one more
time on The USA Cable TV Network
David Hirsch was the show's third
and last mc.
the show didn't work on Cable tv
and ABfinally went off the air
after a brief period of time.
... interesting post. I always thought though, that AB was axed because in '87/88 (c)Rap music was getting more popular among the white kids - for decades they were the sole target demographic of AB. Then about that time, MTV shifted it's standard programming of whitebread-ish 80s geek rock/hair metal to showing 'Yo! MTV Raps' every couple hours... while AB was still putting on Top-40 acts like Richard Marx... who was certainly a hitmaker but only among the 25-35+ year-old Cacausian demographic...
Sad to realize, that 'Soul Train' has out-lasted AB by nearly two decades, and about ten years longer than MTV's last era of all-music scheduled programming.
was seen locally in Philly,Pa.
and nationally on ABC TV
(From WFIL TV Ch.6 in Philly,
Pa.)from 1952 to 1964.
(Mr.Horn hosted the show
from 1952 to 1956)
The show moved to KABC
TV Ch.7 in Los Angeles,Cal.
(Mr.Clark mc'd the show from
1956 in Philly,Pa. amd he hosted
the show from Hollywood from
1964 to 1987)
Where it remained on the
air until ABC TV forced the
program off the air in 1987.
Mr.Dick tried to revive the show
(from Hollywood)in national syndication
in 1987..it didn't work.
Two years later Mr.Clark tried to
reviveABagain on The USA Cable TV
nework(again from Hollywood,Cal.)
with Mr.Hirsch as the show's third
and last host.
American Bandstandfailed to catch
on with young viewers in the late
1980's and the series finally went off
I have to agree with Billderberg.
AB just couldn't sanitise rock any more.
Even Rap wouldn't have been approriate for Soul Train which was really for black soft rock.
Sanitising is the major priority of the American way,,
|Posted by: tommy7 on 2007-12-18
My girlfriend saw him sitting in a studio in cali.he was talking business.She was 17 tapped him on the shoulder.And he told the people he was speaking with excuse me Yes young lady.May I have your autograph? We haven't found it but its here somewhere?The wonders of music and love vs rapping and hate try that with p. diddy you'll get shot.I love his new commercial promoting alcohol and saying Happy New YearS.young americans are ignorant enough.plus I had no idea were having 2 this year?
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