It happened on this day…

On this day in 1957 – “American Bandstand,” hosted by Dick Clark, started its television run.  Starting in 1952, it was a local Philadelphia show. Then in 1957, Dick Clark – then a disk jockey – became the host, introducing songs and listing the top 10 songs each week. He was only 26 at the time. Almost immediately, the show became a hit for the struggling network, ABC. The show became TV’s longest-running musical series. The show was canceled six months after Clark turned over the hosting duties to David Hirsch in 1989.

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