American Bandstand

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American Bandstand
Also known as Bandstand (1952–1957)
Format Music, variety
Presented by Bob Horn (1952–1956)
Lee Stewart (co-host, 1952–1955)
Tony Mammarella (1956)
Dick Clark (1956–1989)
David Hirsch (1989)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 31
No. of episodes 883 (surviving) – >3,000 total
Production
Running time 90 minutes
60 minutes (originally two hours and thirty minutes on WFIL-TV/Philadelphia only)
Production company(s) Dick Clark Productions (1964–1989)
WFIL-TV (1952–1964)
Distributor LBS Communications (1987–1988)
Broadcast
Original channel WFIL-TV (1952–1957)
ABC (1957–1987)
Syndicated (1987–1988)
USA Network (1989)
Picture format Black-and-white (1952–1967)
Color (1967–1989)
Audio format Monaural (1952–1983)
Stereo (1983–1989)
Original run September 1952 (1952-09) – October 7, 1989 (1989-10-07)

American Bandstand is an American music and amateur dance show. It was televised in various versions from 1952 to 1989. It was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark. He was also its producer. The show "starred" teenagers off the street dancing to Top 40 hits introduced by Clark. At least one popular musical act would usually appear in person to lip-sync (pretend to sing) one of their latest hits. Dick Clark became an American media mogul as a result of the show. It also inspired similar music programs, such as Soul Train and Top of the Pops.

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