American Bandstand is a true national treasure; a time capsule showcasing four decades worth of fashions, fads, dances and performances. Broadcasting began nationally in 1957, with the show featuring teenagers dancing to the weeks most popular records. Dick Clark presented the iconic show, which featured interviews with and performances from acts such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Ike and Tina Turner, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Pink Floyd.
Up until its final ABC network broadcast on September 5, 1987, American Bandstand reflected the latest trends in popular music. Over the years the show drew attention to 45 future Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame members, celebrities- turned- recording artists, teen idols, and a host of one hit wonders. The final years saw performances from artists like Madonna, Prince and Wham, who all went on to have major success.