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Purple Reign: A Few Words From A Non-Fan About Prince’s Mercurial Music, Image, and Legacy

The first time I ever saw Prince it was on a January 26, 1980 broadcast of American Bandstand. In fact, it might have been the first time I’d even heard of this artist. 976 more words


A Different Look At The "Bandstand" Days In New Book

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A soon to be published book takes a look at the American Bandstand craze through the eyes of those who lived it. 213 more words


on resistance, records and funky chickens

This week, the graduate students in my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” course will explore how culture figures into the ways in which oppressed groups survive their difficult moments. 1,415 more words

Sharony Green

American Bandstand...round 2?

In class on 2/8, we discussed and learned about the impact Dick Clark’s famed American Bandstand had on American culture (running from 1957-1987). Hank Ballard, writer of “The twist” described Clark as, “The man was big. 348 more words

5 Things You Need To Know About Today In Music History: 02/04/2016

Let’s start the music history lesson today with a happy birthday to Alice Cooper, who is turning 68.

1) In 1971 The Osmond’s “One Bad Apple” sold it’s millionth copy. 165 more words