American Bandstand

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South Philly Native Bobby Rydell Honored On Wildwood Boardwalk

The party in Wildwood kicked off with a artistic salute to South Philadelphia boy Bobby Rydell of Bandstand who spent his summers down the shore.


Dick Clark (Photo by LEE CELANO/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Couple Who Met On ‘American Bandstand’ Recall Friendship With Dick Clark

In December of 1963, Deborah danced as a teenager on Dick Clark’s American bandstand. The couple met there in 1962. He watched the bands and she liked to dance.


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New Book Details History Of Radio In Philadelphia Through Pictures

Author Alan Boris says just about every innovation in the radio business — from live audiences to radio dramas, soap operas, rock and roll or (ahem) all news — started or hit its peak in Philadelphia.


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A Bandstand Alum Pens Book On History Of Music In Philadelphia

You may not have heard of Harvey Sheldon, but the 74-year-old South Philly native has a few claims to fame as one of the original Bandstand dancers and choreographer of the Bunny Hop.