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American Bandstand


Started in the studios of Philadelphia's WFIL-TV, Dick Clark hosted the nation's longest running and most popular dance show throughout almost its entire run. Airing daily in its earliest year and subsequently on a weekly basis, audiences watched local teens dance, Rate-A-Record and listen to all the latest hits and most popular genres of music. The show was moved to Los Angeles in 1964 and featured regular dancers and the opportunity for many musical artists to have their first national television exposure.
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Episode Info

Final: 32x26 -- Final American Bandstand: The Cover Girls (Oct/07/1989)



Cast
Dick ClarkDick Clark
As Host (1957 - 1988)
Jay StewartJay Stewart
voiced Announcer (1968 - 1971)
Charlie OCharlie O'Donnell
voiced Announcer (1958 - 1968)
Ed McMahonEd McMahon
voiced Announcer (1952 - 1958)
Lee StewartLee Stewart
As Co-Host (1952 - 1957)
Bob Horn (1)Bob Horn (1)
As Host (1952 - 1957)
David HirshDavid Hirsh
As Host (1989)
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Recaps
1x175: AB-175: The Voxpoppers recap: Good Friday 04/04/1958 AB-175 Freddie Crouch and Suzanne Koren were awarded the "Spotlight Dance" due to our winning Best Teenage dancers of Tidewater Virginia High Schools representing Cradock High and WAVY-TV Station in Portsmouth, Virginia. Along with the Voxpoppers was LaVern Baker performing. Dick Clark introduced us and did a short interview with us and then we danced... read more.
Crew

Executive Producer: Dick Clark
Main Title Theme Written/performed: Barry Manilow

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Recurring Guests

Freddy Cannon (23 eps)
Duane Eddy (18 eps)
Neil Sedaka (15 eps)
Brian Hyland (14 eps)
Johnny Tillotson (12 eps)
The Grass Roots (12 eps)
Frankie Avalon (11 eps)
Bobby Rydell (11 eps)
Dion DiMucci (11 eps)
Bobby Vinton (10 eps)

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Classification: Variety
Genre: Dance | Music
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: USA Network ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: August 05, 1957
Ended: October 07, 1989
Themes
Later Seasons - Barry Manilow Version  
Original Instrumental Version  
Akas
• AB (Short title), (Used In USA)
• American Bandstand 1966 (9th Season title), (Used In USA)
• Bandstand (Alternate title), (Used In USA)
• New American Bandstand 1965 (8th Season title), (Used In USA)
• VH1's Best of American Bandstand (Rerun title), (Used In USA)
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