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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday a' la 'American Bandstand'


If you grew up in the 80's then Saturday's meant 2 things: no school and American Bandstand. The dance show staple, hosted by the legendary Dick Clark, featured teenagers from all over the place dancing to their favorite songs. Each week one musical guest would lip sync their current hit and while Bandstand was a stop that every artist wanted to make, it really was about those kids that seemed like they could be your next door neighbor. It was about their fashion, their moves and who was dating who. Those details were what actually kept teens from one side of the country to the other watching every week.

A bunch of kids dancing to some great music. That really was the key to Bandstand's success. If only it were still that simple!


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