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    AMERICAN BANDSTAND & MUSIC 40YRS

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    jerseyguy1942
    I heard Dick Clark say Bandstand began in August 1956. Actually, "American" Bandstand was, but the show started on WFIL-6 at S. 46th & Market in 1952. It was just "Bandstand" till 1956. The emcee was Bob Horn. Hey West Philly! You remember that don't you! I tried to get on camera in '57, but it was so popular and so crowded we just stood under the Market St. elevated line across from the entrance waiting for a chance that didn't come.
    By jerseyguy19423 years ago