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Barrybgb 09-14-2016 01:00 PM

American Bandstand #1 - "We're goin' hoppin'...."

"American Bandstand" is an American music performance show hosted by Dick Clark. It belonged to 4 different decades, the last being the 80s. The show ended in 1989 after 32 years. The show featured teens dancing to the top hits of the day as well as live musical performances from artists. There would also be a "Rate-A Record" feature where kids on the show rated the latest songs and the songs they were playing on the show.

(Theme song by Barry Manilow!)

The show featured many huge 80s stars - Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Lionel Richie, Culture Club, Janet Jackson, Bananarama, Bryan Adams, A-ha, The Bangles, Toni Basil, Beastie Boys, Pat Benatar, The Go Gos and many, many more.

Melis 09-14-2016 07:58 PM

Great thread. I saw it a few times.

Barrybgb 09-15-2016 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by Melis (Post 87498951)
Great thread. I saw it a few times.

Thank you. It was/is iconic. If memory serves me right, it was on Saturday mornings. Later Saturday mornings.

Melis 09-15-2016 07:40 PM

I don't know, but I'm sure you're right.

Barrybgb 09-16-2016 08:37 AM

Dick hosted the show for 31 years. The last two years of the show left ABC and went into syndication. He left the show and it only lasted one more year.

Melis 09-17-2016 06:38 PM

I believe it.

Barrybgb 10-31-2016 09:15 AM

Melis 10-31-2016 04:45 PM

great old AD

My Kind Of Crazy 11-02-2016 05:14 PM

very cool

Melis 11-02-2016 05:26 PM

I love it.

Barrybgb 11-03-2016 09:14 AM

When one of my sisters was still living with us, she had this on every Saturday morning.

Barrybgb 11-30-2016 08:48 AM

Barrybgb 12-23-2016 08:44 AM

1984 AB Christmas -

Melis 12-23-2016 12:19 PM

Great stuff

Melis 12-26-2016 11:45 AM

George Michael, Andrew Ridgeley make TV debut in 1983

GardenSirens 12-26-2016 07:42 PM

oh i just love that!

Melis 12-26-2016 09:13 PM

Me too. They were so young.

Barrybgb 12-27-2016 07:05 AM

So cool. I think anybody who was anybody appeared at one time or another.

Melis 12-27-2016 04:45 PM

I wish I had seen more of the show back then.

Melis 01-14-2017 12:49 PM

Barrybgb 01-14-2017 02:40 PM

Cool. I bet they are a collector's item now.

Melis 01-14-2017 03:59 PM

I'd love to see them.

Barrybgb 01-23-2017 09:20 AM

Melis 01-23-2017 04:21 PM

Great clothes and dancing

Barrybgb 03-05-2017 08:11 AM

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