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The Fast Dance demonstrated by Billy Cook on American Bandstand

From American Bandstand’s Philadelphia years, Billy Cook, a Bandstand regular, demonstrates his style of The Fast Dance from the late 1950s

The Slipped Disc

The King Is Gone But He's Not Forgotten. This Is The Birthday Of Johnny Rotten

Happy birthday to John Lydon. Now dig on some PIL videos.

“PIL on American Bandstand?!”, you say. Yep, and it is every bit as bizarro as you might expect. 74 more words


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.


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. 254 more words