Today in TV History 8/5





Friday, August 5, 2022

Today in
Television History

1957 – American Bandstand made its network debut on ABC-TV. The show was hosted by Dick Clark. Until this day the show had been a local show in Philadelphia since 1952.

1958 – The Coasters performed “Yakety Yak” on “American Bandstand’s” anniversary show.

1976 – NBC-TV aired “The Beach Boys: It’s O.K.” The show was a 15th anniversary special for the group.

1990 – Madonna ended her Blond Ambition Tour in Nice, France. The show was aired on HBO via a tape delay.

2010 – Mary Hart announced that she would be leaving “Entertainment Tonight” in 2011 after 30 years as co-host on the show.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1957 – “American Bandstand” made its network debut on ABC-TV. The show was hosted by Dick Clark. Until this day the show had been a local show in Philadelphia since 1952. On the show, Billy Williams performed “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” and the Chordettes performed “Just Between You and Me.”

1958 – The Coasters performed “Yakety Yak” on “American Bandstand’s” anniversary show.

1959 – Annette Funicello performed “Lonely Guitar” on “American Bandstand.”

1959 – Dick Clark called Elvis Presley and conducted a phone interview in which he informed Presley that his new single had just gone gold.

1967 – James Brown performed “Cold Sweat” on “American Bandstand.”

1967 – Sam and Dave performed “Soothe Me” and “Soul Man” on “American Bandstand.”

1972 – Looking Glass performed “Brandy” on “American Bandstand.”

1972 – Luther Ingram “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right” on “American Bandstand.”



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