On Aug, 5, 1957, television after school got cool…nationwide. It was on this day…

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On Aug, 5, 1957, television after school got cool…nationwide. It was on this day in ’57 that ABC television network did the first national broadcast of “American Bandstand”. The show was very popular on WFIL-TV in Philadelphia.

But the first show was interrupted for half an hour in the middle by The Mickey Mouse Club.

Host Dick Clark’s first guest was the Chordettes and the first record danced to on the show was Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be the Day.”

AB ran It for thirty years straight until MTV came along in 1981. We all know what happened after that.

Happy 61st ‘National’ Birthday to “American Bandstand”. Remember how cool that show was?




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