ran from 1957 to 1989 on ABC. Dick Clark hosted the show
until 1987, and many of the top music acts of the day
performed on the show.
In this show, teens would dance to the
latest music in front of the camera, and of course there
was always a guest musical performance (much of it, if
not all of it, was lip synched). By the early
1980's, the advent of MTV had greatly reduced the
popularity of American Bandstand. Still, just
about every major act you can think of was featured on
the show, from A-Ha to the heavy metal band Y&T.