American Bandstand - August 5, 2014

Happy American Bandstand Day! On this day in 1957, American Bandstand premiered on ABC, bringing the local Philadelphia show to the nation. It was hosted by Dick Clark, lovingly nicknamed “American’s oldest teenager.” The popular dance show introduced several musical acts to the country, including Paul Anka, Ike and Tina Turner, Gary “U.S” Bonds, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Aretha Franklin, Sonny and Cher, Neil Diamond, The Guess Who, and a 12-year-old Stevie Wonder.

 

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

Simon and Garfunkel were one of the first acts to appear on American Bandstand in 1957, but at the time they were called…

a)   Lewis & Clark

b)   Bugs & Daffy

c)    Tom & Jerry

d)   Paul & Art

Answer below!

TODAY’S CLIP

Watch The Beach Boys uncomfortably lip-sync “Don’t Worry Baby” followed by an interview with Dick Clark in this 1964 clip.  

QUOTE OF THE DAY

I don't set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them.
~Dick Clark

 PIC OF THE DAY

We found this Dick Clark record in the Toy Box. Think you can find it?

We found this Dick Clark record in the Toy Box. Think you can find it?

TRIVIA ANSWER

c) Tom & Jerry