Today in TV History 10/24

Today is Saturday, October 24, 2020

Today in
Television History

1989 – Reverend Jim Bakker was sentenced to 45 years in prison and fined $500,000 for his conviction on 24 counts of fraud. In 1991, his sentence was reduced to eighteen years and he was released on parole after a total five years in prison.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1964 – The Spats performed “Gator Tails and Monkey Ribs” on “American Bandstand.”

1964 – Bobby Vinton performed “Mr. Lonely” on “American Bandstand.”

1970 – Mark Lindsay performed “Silver Bird” and “And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind” on “American Bandstand.”

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