17 Bits of Nostalgia from 1957


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Who's Dick Clark?

People started bopping in the middle of the family room in 1957 when ABC began airing American Bandstand, hosted by Dick Clark. Teens danced to the hits of the day, and each week a different band performed. After each song, Clark would interview the teens and have them rate the song for its "danceability." The first nationwide audience poll ranked Patti Page as American Bandstand's favorite female vocalist of the year. The show went off the air in 1989.