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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My father was on bandstand.  I watched Headbanger's Ball growing up, along with "Up all night with Gilbert Gottfried" as well as Joe-Bob Brigg's and Elvira's shows.  They need to bring stuff like that back.

Jan 07, 2023 10:07 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

American Bandstand was popular, but jivin' to Soul Train was the thing back then in my hood (Detroit). I also remember when SNL was funny...decades ago.


I don't remember Don Kirshner, but I do remember a feller by the name of Don Cornelius.

Jan 07, 2023 09:58 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

The only one I know is American Bandstand. Since I commuted close to an hour to school from first grade through 12th grade, I was never up late watching TV. American Bandstand was in the afternoons after school.

Jan 08, 2023 04:41 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Pete Xavier is giving up a bit of his age with "Soul Train" and "Don Cornelius". Then again, I remember them to along with American Bandstand.

Jan 08, 2023 04:04 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

American Bandstand is the only one I remember. We had a TV but rarely watched it when I was growing up. I was always too busy participating in after-school activities, studying, or doing other things. I don't ever remember watching TV during my college days.

Jan 08, 2023 05:42 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I watched a few on occasion during HS and Jr High.

When I got to college though we had MTV in the basement of the dorms and that was a great thing to watch while doing late night studying.


Jan 07, 2023 09:03 PM
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

I played in a rock band and we all watched those TV music shows.

I grew up in Appalachia, hilly, rural western PA, coal-mining country. We originally had only two local TV channel choices: clear (NBC) or fuzzy (CBS).  ChannelMaster TV antenna near the top of the coal furnace chimney.

We first had a Zenith black and white TV console with vacuum tubes. I was fascinated when the TV repairman would come for a repair visit to replace a bad vacuum tube in a socket. 
Later, we got a color TV and a private cable TV system, organized, funded and built by ambitious neighbors, above the dairy farm on top of the hill, facing Pittsburgh.  Clear TV reception was a miracle!

I am old enough to remember the Ted Mack Amateur Hour on black and white TV. He had lots of true amateurs and some newly discovered acts that later became famous.  Different types of talent.  TV viewers would vote for acts by sending a postcard to NYC.

He was not a big fan of emerging rock and roll music and long hair introduced by The Beatles.  His show turned down Elvis Presley...

Here is an old video from 1964 with The Gentrys singing Now That I Can Dance. They later became famous for their hit Keep On Dancing.

The Gentrys, 1964, on Ted Mack Amateur Hour

Jan 08, 2023 03:50 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Talk about a blast from the past! Dick Clark knew how to host American Bandstand and so did Don Cornelius of Soul Train and Wolfman Jack on the Midnight Special. Loved them!

Jan 08, 2023 12:27 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

American Bandstand is the only one I remember.  The others - never heard of them.

Did I stay up late to watch?  No. American Bandstand was not on late in my area. 

I did stay up late to watch Jonny Carson! 

Jan 08, 2023 07:48 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yup, those were the days! 

Jan 08, 2023 06:52 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I was too young for those shows to catch my interest when they were live and some we just didn't get. But American Bandstand we watched every weekend as we did Soul Train to watch the dancers and pick up moves.
But, I watch them all now on YouTube, especially The Midnight Special.

Jan 08, 2023 06:39 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

You are going back in time Happy New Years

Jan 08, 2023 06:11 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

American Bandstand and a few similar others made perfect sense in the early days. Record promotors got what they wanted. band managers the same, the public enjoyed watching/listening & the show entertained. Today, pod casts, YouTube and anyone's video makes the rounds. The magic is gone but the relevance and purpose remain. I have limited interest today

Jan 08, 2023 05:31 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I watched American Bandstand and Soul Train.... and other entertainment things like Donnie and Marie and Sonny and Cher

Jan 08, 2023 01:03 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I remember American Band Stand. I think that's the only one.

Jan 08, 2023 06:52 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

The only one I am familiar with is American Bandstand, and that was a show I watched all the time.

Jan 08, 2023 06:48 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

American Bandstand & Soul Train that's all I can remember.

MTV is totally different now - I watched a regular movie just over the long holiday week.

Jan 08, 2023 06:44 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I'm old enough that it wasn't staying up late and I never missed a Midnight Special.  Love Wolfman Jack

Jan 09, 2023 12:22 PM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

yes, I remember Din Kirshner's show, American Bandstand and Soul Train on television, and rarely missed listening to Casey Kasem Top 40 on the radio.

Jan 09, 2023 09:53 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate - I was definitely a fan of American Bandstand. I really loved the interviews by Dick Clark. We got to know new groups, singers, or musicians and hear interesting answers by guests. In my house, I would dance by myself trying to be a virtual participant. LOL!  I never heard of the others you mentioned.  

Jan 09, 2023 08:22 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

There was lots more radio in my house than television growing up.  

Jan 08, 2023 01:05 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I don't remember watching a lot of late night TV growing up. I do remember American Bandstand, kind of.  Guess I need to get educated!  LOL

Jan 08, 2023 11:05 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

American Bandstand was in Philly, and my sister and aunt were on the show once


Jan 08, 2023 10:18 AM