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 →

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Top Ten: Chuck Berry

We offered a special edition of the Grooveyard Top Ten tonight, paying tribute to Chuck Berry, the "Father of Rock and Roll", who died last Saturday.  Featured were the all-time top songs by Berry based on the Billboard charts. First, a bonus clip, featuring Chuck Berry on the Mike Douglas Show in February 1972.  Douglas'... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: A Caravan of Stars

A "Caravan of Stars" will be featured on this week's edition of "The Grooveyard". Host Alan Seltzer will celebrate the anniversary of the start of Dick Clark's tour of that name Saturday night at 7 PM.  The concert at the Teaneck, NJ Armory featured the Ronettes, Bobby Vee and many other artists. In addition, the... Continue Reading →

This Week: Stars, but No Lights

Stars will be evident on both "The Grooveyard" and "Saturday Soiree" this week. Thursday night at 9 PM, guest host Bobby G features performers in Dick Clark's 1963 "Caravan of Stars" tour.  The Ronettes, Little Eva, Bobby Vee, Brian Hyland, and the Dovells all performed in a concert in Teaneck, NJ this week. The Top... Continue Reading →

This Week: Boogie with Bandstand and The Beatles

Two iconic musical anniversaries will be celebrated this week on "The Grooveyard" and "Saturday Soiree". Thursday night at 9 PM on "The Grooveyard", Alan Seltzer 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,... 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 Caravan of Hits

Thursday at 9 on "The Grooveyard", we celebrate Dick Clark's "Caravan of Stars" , which had it's first concert ever in New York City this week in 1959.  Filling in for Alan Seltzer, guest host Bobby G will play the hits of many of the stars appearing in that concert.  Included are The Coasters, The... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: September 8. 2014

A first this week--we feature a video not for the artist or version of the song shown, but for a cover version of the song that is no longer publicly available.  That's because Dick Clark signed a contract as a recording artist on this date in 1958.  His first album, called Dance With Dick Clark... Continue Reading →

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