Chuck Berry & American Bandstand

Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer. 5.0/5

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ON THIS DAY IN MUSIC August 6th (Don't forget to LIKE/FOLLOW AMERICANA MUSIC FOUNDATION and PULL DOWN and CHECK RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS to make sure you get your daily posts of daily history everyday). 1955: Elvis Presley's first number one record was released. The song was called "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" and when it hit the top of the US Country charts several months later, it stayed there for 5 weeks. 1955: "A Fool for You" by Ray Charles & His Band topped the R&B chart. 1956: Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Frankie Lymon and Connie Francis (singing for Tuesday Weld) began work on the movie Rock, Rock, Rock! 1960: The Beatles went to evaluate drummer Pete Best at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool, England. 1960: Chubby Checker performed his smash hit "The Twist" on American Bandstand. "THE TWIST" IS ONE OF ONLY TWO SONGS TO RE-ENTER THE CHARTS AND RETURN TO # 1.THIS HAPPENED IN September 1960 AND 18 months later in 1962 for two weeks in January. THE OTHER IS BING CROSBY'S "WHITE CHRISTMAS. 196 ...
Today in Rock & Roll: Births 1927: Al Fairweather 1928: Vic Damone 1941: Chick Corea 1941: Roy Harper 1942: Len Barry 1943: Reg Presley (The Troggs) 1948: Barry Bailey (Atlanta Rhythm Section) 1951: Brad Delp (Boston) 1951: Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick) Events 1959: Sam Cooke insists on racially integrated seating for tonight's dual-headlining show with Jackie Wilson in Norfolk, VA. 1961: Frankie Avalon begins a 12-day tour of South America, one of the first rock tours to play on the continent. 1962: Brenda Lee dislocates her neck while performing at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, NJ, and is hospitalized; one year later to the day, the teen idol finally graduates from the showbiz-friendly high school Hollywood Professional. 1965: Sonny and Cher make their US television debut, singing "Just You" on ABC-TV's American Bandstand. 1966: The Dave Clark Five break a record by becoming the first rock band to make 12 appearances on CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show. 1968: Elvis Presley's 27th film, Speedway, starring Nanc ...
~ Today's Historic Happenings In Music ~ March 5th: On this Day 1735 - Handel's Organ Concerto in B flat major, Op 4 No 2 was performed for the first time. 1951: Ike Turner, recording as Jackie Brenston and his Kings of Rhythm, records "Rocket '88" for Sam Phillips at his Memphis Recording Service (later Sun Studios) in Memphis, a record now considered by many musicologists to be the first rock and roll record. 1955, Elvis Presley made his TV debut when he appeared on the weekend show 'Louisiana Hayride' on KWKH TV, broadcast from Shreveport Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana. 1959 - Chuck Berry performed "Anthony Boy" and "Almost Grown" on "American Bandstand." 1960: At 9:15 am, Elvis Presley is officially discharged from the United States military (though he will remain on reserve for another four years). He collects a final paycheck of nine dollars and eighty-one cents and boards a train for Memphis. 1963, Country singers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins were killed in a plane crash near ...
Feb 4,1977 : American Bandstand gets a primetime special in honor of the show's 25th anniversary. The show features one of the first "all-star jams," as Chuck Berry is joined by Greg Allman, Junior Walker, The Pointer Sisters, Charlie Daniels and several others on a performance of "Roll Over Beethoven."
ABC's 'American Bandstand' rock show celebrated its 25th anniversary on the air with a primetime special on February 4, 1977. On it, *** Clark introduced for the first time his concept of an "All-Star Band," in which Chuck Berry, Seals and Crofts, Gregg Allman, Junior Walker, Johnny Rivers, the Pointer Sisters, Charlie Daniels, Doc Severinsen, Les Mccann, Donald Byrd, Chuck Mangione and most of Booker T and the MGs jammed on "Roll Over Beethoven."
THIS DAY IN ROCK February 4th: Queen, Electric Light Orchestra, SRV, John Densmore and more ... On This Day in Rock … 1968: Billed as 'Tour 60 cities in 66 Days', The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Winterland in San Francisco. 1968: Working at Abbey Road Studios, London, The Beatles recorded 'Across the Universe'. John and Paul decided the song needed some falsetto harmonies so they invited two girl fans into the studio to sing on the song. The two were Lizzie Bravo, a 16-year-old Brazilian living near Abbey Road and 17-year-old Londoner Gayleen Pease. 1970: John Lennon and Yoko Ono donated their hair for an auction in aid of the Black Power movement. 1977: American Bandstand celebrates its 25th anniversary with a TV special. Among the acts that play the event are Gregg Allman, Chuck Berry, Charlie Daniels and Booker T. & the MG's. 1978: 'We Are The Champions' by Queen peaks at Number Four on the pop chart, where it stays for four weeks. 1978: Talking Heads plus special guests Dire Straits appe ...
An 18-Year-Old Looks Back On Life By JOYCE MAYNARD: _ Every generation thinks it's special--my grandparents because they remember horses and buggies, my parents because of the Depression. The over-30's are special because they knew the Red Scare of Korea, Chuck Berry and beatniks. My older sister is special because she belonged to the first generation of teen-agers (before that, people in their teens were adolescents), when being a teen-ager was still fun. And I--I am 18, caught in the middle. Mine is the generation of unfulfilled expectations. "When you're older," my mother promised, "you can wear lipstick." But when the time came, of course, lipstick wasn't being worn. "When we're big, we'll dance like that," my friends and I whispered, watching Chubby Checker twist on "American Bandstand." But we inherited no dance steps, ours was a limp, formless shrug to watered-down music that rarely made the feet tap. "Just wait till we can vote," I said, bursting with 10-year-old fervor, ready to fast, freeze, mar ...
In 1928, in Nashville, DeFord Bailey recorded eight tracks at Victor Records (later RCA) Studios, the first professional recordings made in Music City.   In 1939, the Benny Goodman Sextet recorded "Flying Home," written by Goodman, Eddie DeLange, and Lionel Hampton, and featuring Hampton and Charlie Christian.   In 1949, Frankie Laine recorded "Mule Train."   In 1954, Elvis Presley, along with Bill Black and Scotty Moore made their first appearance at the Grand Old Opry and performed "Blue Moon of Kentucky." Audience reaction was so poor that the Opry's manager, Jim Denny, told Elvis he should go back to driving a truck.   In 1957, in Fort Worth, Texas, Alan Freed's "The Biggest Show Of Stars For 1957" concert tour played the Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium. Performers included Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Frankie Lymon, Clyde Mcphatter, the Everly Brothers, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, Eddie Cochran, the Bobettes, Buddy Knox, Johnnie & Joe, the Spaniel ...
Last year I posted Dave Bartholomew’s cover version, now here’s the original. Hard Times was the biggest hit from tenor saxophonist Noble "Thin Man" Watts & His Rhythm Sparks. In 1957 it climbed into the pop charts for 9 weeks, peaking at They even got to play it on *** Clark's American Bandstand. Watts was a hot honker in the ‘50s and early ‘60s, playing with a who’s who of R&B and early rock’n’roll; Tiny Bradshaw, Amos Milburn, Ruth Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, the list goes on and on.
today in rock: Sgt. Presley leaves the Army after a two year hitch. Elvis gets discharged at Fort Dix, NJ. 1960 Ike Turner cuts "Rocket 88," a song many consider the first Rock n’ Roll record. Three months later it tops the R&B chart. 1951 Chuck Berry performs "Almost Grown" and "Little Queenie" on American Bandstand. 1959 Led Zeppelin give their inaugural public performance of “Stairway To Heaven” at Belfast's Ulster Hall. According to bassist John Paul Jones the audience is unimpressed. 1971 “The Osbournes” debuts on MTV. Ozzy is on top again. 2002
CARMA, Inc. (Chicks Advocating Regional Music and Artists) is answering a call for help from a local Spartanburg legend, Joe Bennett, of “Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones” fame. We are putting together a 50s-60s Rockabilly show and auction to benefit and honor Joe Bennett. We hope to host the show in late February or in March.JOE’S HISTORY: From Cowpens High School in South Carolina, where the Sparkletones first formed in 1956, to Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium where they were discovered by a CBS talent scout, to New York City and a record deal with ABC/Paramount, to the Ed Sullivan and Nat King Cole Shows, American Bandstand, and criss-crossing the U.S. in an old DeSoto playing nightly on the 1950’s Rock and Roll circuit with Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and others even including Elvis; the boys (then 14-17 years old) had achieved national recognition and had several Billboard chart singles including Joe’s, “Black Slacks”, and “Bobby Socks and Penny Loafers”. DIAGNOSIS: Most recently, ...
for today's guest: did Little Richard or Chuck Berry ever appear on American Bandstand?
As my son has often asked, I wonder why I very much prefer oldie music, you know, the do *** sound, Elvis, Rickie, Dino, 4-Seasons, Connie Francis, Fats Domino, the hits from American Bandstand and Chuck Berry! As I was driving around, it occurred to me. Music from the mid-fifties to the early Beatles (before Sgt Pepper) reminds me of the care-free days when I could get away with being a clueless, irresponsible uncool nerd! Psycholigically, I guess, listening to this music transforms me back to the time when I never knew what Memorial Day really stood for! Innocence lost can never be regained but its cool to just forget for a while! Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bed post over night? Can you fetch it on your tonsels and heave it left and right?
*** Clark hosted American Bandstand from 1957 to 1987. Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry & Jerry Lee Lewis all got Nat'l exposure there.
Have been a fan of *** Clark since watching him after school everyday on American Bandstand. Johnny Carson and his sidekick Ed McMahon had a show on ABC at the same time called "Who Do You Trust." That was in 1957. *** Clark had all the Rock-N-Roll Stars on his show everyday like Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, the Crests, the Marcels, the Four Seasons, Chuck Berry, Bobby Rydell, Fabian, Paul Anka, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, and so many more. You could also watch your favorite dancers like Bob and Justine, Carol Scalafari, Kenny Rossi, Pat Molinari, and so many more. Thanks *** Clark for all the years of fun entertainment. God bless your soul, may you rest in peace.
RIP *** Clark 1929-2012. Great guy whom was solely responsible for making a home for Rock N Roll way back in the 50s with American Bandstand; showcasing musicians such as Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Buddy Holly & Chuck Berry to name a few. "Hail Hail Rock N Roll!"
Sad to hear about the passing of *** Clark today. He was such a perpetual teenager to me and was always tuned in to what was musically on the cutting edge. The old black and white recordings from the old studio in West Philly is always fun to see. Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, and many more got their exposure on TV because of American Bandstand. I'm glad I spent some time watching him this past New Year's Eve.
Thank You, Howlin' Sandy! The show was credited with introducing numerous artists to national audiences, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and Chubby Checker. Shortly after taking over, Clark also ended the show's all-white policy, and introduced numerous black artists, such as Chuck Berry. However, Clark did not include the Beatles on his show when they came to America, thinking they would not become a significant group.[8] During the late 1950s and 1960s, Clark produced and hosted a series of concert tours around the success of "American Bandstand," which by 1959 had a national audience of 20 million.[8] The shows were among the first venues where blacks and whites performed on the same stage, and eventually the seating was likewise desegregated.[9] (Wkipedia excerpt)
He put Aretha Franklin and Chuck Berry in our living rooms, Madonna and Michael Jackson too, and for that we dubbed him "America's Oldest Teenager," a youthful-looking square who saw value in the everyday kid. The show was American Bandstand: fun, clean, groundbreaking.
Someone once said..."Classsics are born when all ingredients blend to a near perfect state"...,Most often this occurs in the context of a particular genre i.e. "Elivs Prestly.,The Beach Boys.,Chuck Berry.,The Beattle's.,The Rolling Stones...But,I figure., Occasionally it occurs on a "Purely Humanist Level." *** Clark was such a man! Such a great loss too all those out there who grew-up with *** Clark.,"American Bandstand".,"Rockin New Year's Eve"!! *** Clark was such an American Icon!! If you Loved., Apple Pie, Hot Dog's, School Dance's, American Graffiti, Beach Blanket Bingo, Rating Records, Wolfman Jack, Crusin around lookin for that guy or girl.,From Bill Haley and the Comets too Madonna, (We're Gonna)Rock around the Clock too Material Girl,even AC/DC..,Everywhere in America, Everyone in America we we're so blessed too have *** Clark in our everyday lives! WE SALUTE YOU!
"American Bandstand's" formula was simple. Clean-cut boys and girls danced to the hottest hits and the newest singles. In between, Clark chatted with the teens, who helped "rate-a-record," turning songs into sensations. Everyone showed up on "American Bandstand," from Elvis Presley to Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry to Chubby Checker.
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