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. […]

On June 22, 1957, there was a street party in Liverpool. There was a live band who were making their first public appearance. The band was called “The Quarrymen”. The following is from the Beatles Bible about the day: The Quarrymen played twice on this day. In the afternoon they performed on the back of […]

So how far would you go to impress a potential date? On April 10th, 1957, Ricky Nelson, then all of sixteen, performed his recently-recorded version of Fats Domino’s “I’m Walkin’” on his family’s TV sitcom, ABC’s The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet. It made Ricky an overnight sensation. His Dad was one of the Executive […]

On Dec. 12, 1957, Al Priddy, a DJ on US radio station KEX in Portland was fired after playing Elvis Presley’s version of ‘White Christmas’. The station management said, ‘it’s not in the spirit we associate with Christmas’. Thankfully, a lot has change in 60 years. How many of you would rather here Elvis’ version […]

The guest stars on the Nov. 22, 1957 episode of ABC-TV’s dance show ‘American Bandstand’ was the singing duo “Tom and Jerry.” They performed their song “Hey Little Schoolgirl” which was a minor hit at the time. Although ‘Tom and Jerry’ did make it to ‘Bandstand’, they would have much greater success in a couple […]

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