This Weekend: ABC=American Bandstand Celebration

We'll have a Bandstand Boogie Saturday night on The Grooveyard when host Alan Seltzer celebrates the 61st anniversary of American Bandstand. Originally a local show in Philadelphia, ABC aired Bandstand nationally for the first time August 5, 1957 and changed the name to American Bandstand.  We'll play many of the artists who had significant performances... Continue Reading →

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This Weekend: A Bandstand Boogie

We'll have a Bandstand Boogie Saturday night on TheGrooveyard when host Alan Seltzer celebrates the anniversary of Dick Clark beginning host duties on the show that became "American Bandstand". On July 9. 1956, Clark replaced Bob Horn on a local dance show on WFIL in Philadelphia called "Bandstand" after the original host was charged with... Continue Reading →

This Week: Back to Bandstand, and Bye-Bye to Beatles

Online listeners of "The Grooveyard" were surprised two weeks ago when they weren't able to hear our repeat broadcast featuring Dick Clark and American Bandstand.  Server problems affecting LIU Post eliminated our ability to stream the show that week.  Fortunately, we were able to find the problem by examining the security recordings... Due to requests... Continue Reading →

This Week: The Turtles and Bandstand Revisited

The Turtles and a return visit to the artists who made American Bandstand popular are featured this week on "The Grooveyard" and "Saturday Soiree". Thursday night at 9 PM, "The Grooveyard" honors the anniversary of Dick Clark beginning host duties on the show that became "American Bandstand" by playing music by artists that performed on... Continue Reading →

This Week: A Bandstand Boogie

Thursday night at 9 PM, "The Grooveyard" honors the anniversary of Dick Clark beginning host duties on the show that became "American Bandstand" by playing music by artists that performed on the show.  On July 9. 1956, Clark replaced Bob Horn on a local dance show on WFIL in Philadelphia called "Bandstand" after the original... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: July 7, 2014

This week in 1956, Dick Clark took over hosting duties of a local dance show on WFIL in Philadelphia, which was then called "Bandstand", after original host Bob Horn was arrested for DUI.  The show, which would go national on ABC the following year, precipitating a name change to "American Bandstand", would run for 37... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: October 7, 2013

Granted, Barry Manilow is not exactly a major part of "The Grooveyard" era.  However, he did put lyrics to Les Elgart's "Bandstand Boogie", the theme song of American Bandstand.  Since the original version of Bandstand as a dance show--hosted by Bob Horn until a kid named Dick Clark took over in 1956--premiered on this date... Continue Reading →

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