There weren’t many baby boomers who didn’t watch Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. Originally shown locally on Philadelphia’s WFIL-TV starting in late March 1950 as “Bandstand,” it premiered nationally today, August 5, 1957 … SIXTY-ONE years ago. Leading edge baby boomers were already or about to become eleven years old.
CBS Sunday Morning just ran an excellent period piece about the show and its long-time host, Dick Clark. Click here, and enjoy the memories.