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American Bandstand
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American Bandstand

American Bandstand was a live dance music television show. It premiered locally as Bandstand on Philadelphia television on October 7, 1952 and was hosted by Bob Horn. On July 9, 1956, Horn was replaced by Dick Clark. The show was picked up by ABC on August 5, 1957. It aired weekly until 1989.

The show featured real kids dancing to Top 40 type music, occasionally sung by the celebrities. In 1963, the show moved to Saturday afternoons, and was hosted by Clark until 1987, when the show went off the air. In 1989, it returned in syndication, and Clark was replaced with a younger host to bring in more viewers. The show ended for good later that year.

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