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How Pac-Man So Completely Seized the Imagination 37 Years Ago, and Never Really Let Go

Dick Clark's American Bandstand had more than its share of cheesy guests over the years--bands that lip-synced their tunes in front of a TV audience under orders to cheer. But few acts quite equaled Buckner & Garcia, two friends who'd met at Perkins High School in Akron, Ohio, and managed to write a song that,...

The Secret Gay Lives Of The “American Bandstand” Dancers

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

"Those boys who were 14 and 15 and 16 were sleeping with each other.”

Surprise: A Lot of the Teens On American Bandstand Were Gay 

11 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

A show where well-dressed teens gently bop around to the big hits while maintaining an appropriate distance apart hardly seems like it would be a hot bed of sexual experimentation, but American Bandstand apparently featured a crew of Philadelphia kids who had more than dancing in common. Read more...

Recalibrating the Brand of American Bandstand

Coney Island Press The book Bandstand Diaries was published last fall. But sometimes, in this era of news aggregation, it takes a belated bit of coverage to kick-start media attention. In this case, the kick-starter was a weekend New York Post feature by Jerry Oppenheimer. The journalist's gathered comments from co-author Ray Smith, a retired...

Just About Everyone on 'American Bandstand' Was Secretly Gay

11 months agoLGBT / Gay :

A new book by Bandstand alumnus, Arlene Sullivan brings the truth to light.

Joni Sledge, American Bandstand, Spencer Ludwig, Ed Sheeran, L.A. Pride, Carnival Cruise: HOT LINKS

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

RIP. Joni Sledge. REALITY-BASED GOVERNING. Trump is trying to do away with it: “We’re seeing a broad White House effort to corrode the very ideal of reality-based governing, something that includes not just a discrediting of institutions such a… Read The post Joni Sledge, American Bandstand, Spencer Ludwig, Ed Sheeran, L.A. Show More Summary

New book keeps memories of 'American Bandstand' alive

When she was 10 years old, the woman now known as Sharon Sultan Cutler would rush home from school in the town of East Meadow on Long Island in New York. She would gobble down some cookies and milk and turn on the TV. The screen would fill with black-and-white images of teenagers dancing, the room...

The Surprisingly Deep Influence of Trashy TV Dance Parties

The closing titles for Dance Party USA. (Photo: Museum of Classic Chicago Television/YouTube) With awkward fashion and decidedly non-professional dancers, Dance Party USA was a poor man’s American Bandstand. It was the kind of show where Stacey Q’s “Two of Hearts” and Nice & Wild’s "Diamond Girl"—yesssss!—played on repeat. Show More Summary

Sia Mixes Up ‘Cheap Thrills’ With Sean Paul and a Very American Bandstand Lyric Video

Off the release of This Is Acting, Sia has dropped a new lyric video for "Cheap Thrills," which comes packaged with a new verse from Sean Paul. The video's a trip back to the televised dance competitions of American Bandstand — interrupted, of course, by a pair of contestants in that... More »

Andy Grammer Quicksteps to 'American Bandstand' With Allison Holker on 'Dancing With the Stars' (Video)

Andy Grammer and Allison Holker impress yet again with their Dancing With The Stars routine on Monday night (September 28) in Hollywood. The duo danced an American Bandstand-inspired Quickstep for TV Icons Week, and earned a total of 29 points out of 30 from the judges! Awesome! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Andy [...]

Stevie Ray Vaughan – 25th Anniversary of the Alpine Valley Crash That Killed an American Blues Legend – A Fan Who Was At Alpine Valley Looks Back

It was a night, all right. It was one of those. You know the kind…….the kind where you’d rather be nowhere else. An act of life’s goodness. I was wholly involved, taken over by an otherworldly groove coming off of a bandstand in a small...Show More Summary

Awkward 1979 Talking Heads interview on American Bandstand

3 years agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Dick Clark: It must be three or four years since Richard began to tell me about the music that you people were making. You don't like to give it a name, David. David Byrne: No, not really. [via] (more…)

Unto the second generation

3 years agoArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1984 Madonna first sang "Holiday" on American Bandstand.

AHHHHHHH: Dick Clark's Flintstone House Finally Sells; Everybody Cheers

A toast: to the late, great media personality Dick Clark, a man who not only hosted three decades of American Bandstand and another three decades of New Years Rockin' Eve, but a man with a vision—a vision to live...

Surfin' Bird by The Trashmen (Video)

4 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

Steve Wahrer of The Trashmen going all out on American Bandstand in 1964. From Wikipedia: The Trashmen's biggest hit was 1963's "Surfin' Bird",[1] which reached No.

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