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Dancing with the Stares by Tom Wolferman

I’m fairly certain that the stiff limbs on my family tree are responsible for carving out multiple generations of wooden dancers. As a child of the Sixties, my exposure to dancing mostly was limited to the remote voyeurism of television. 1,250 more words

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Today in Madonna History: January 14, 1984

On January 14 1984, Madonna made her North American network television debut, performing Holiday on ABC-TV’s American Bandstand – hosted by Dick Clark.

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Carter Alan's Rock N' Roll Diary: January 5 in Rock History

Question: On this day in 1980, John Mellencamp made his first appearance on “American Grandstand” with Dick Clark. He performed “I Need A Lover” which was on his “John Cougar” album in the U.S. 247 more words

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Ball’s a Droppin’

Christmas specials get all the ballyhoo. I do appreciate the modern ‘hipster” Xmas specials; Annie’s sexual infantalization on Community,  for example. But, for the most part Christmas specials are garbage. 925 more words

The DOORS - " Crystal Ship / Light My Fire " Live On American Bandstand 1967

This performance footage from American Bandstand was shot in black and white, just under two months from the show’s permanent switch to color. Broadcast in New York on ABC Channel 7 at 1:30pm. 35 more words

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