American Bandstand began its run in 1952, with Dick Clark taking over as host in 1956. He remained the show’s host until the end of its run, which came in 1989. The show consisted of teenagers dancing to the current hits of the time. It also included musical guests, which varied from Janet Jackson to The Doors.
Bandstand helped Dick Clark become a television icon and it inspired other musical shows, like Soul Train and the UK’s Top of the Pops.
With Clark’s recent passing, we take a look back at some of the best moments that Clark brought us with American Bandstand.