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American Bandstand

What do you know about American Bandstand?
Try this Alan's FANatical About Music Trivia quiz.
You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

Take 2 points for each right answer.  Maximum this page: 20 points!

1) Bandstand first aired on television October 7, 1952.Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.
In what city did it first air?

  1. New York

  2. Chicago

  3. Philadelphia

2) He was removed as host because of a drunk driving arrest.
Who was the original host of the show?

  1. Bob Horn

  2. Ed Givens

  3. James Moses

3) After leaving the show, who became the regular host of the show?

  1. Jimmy Dean

  2. Dick Clark

  3. James Reed

4) On August 5, 1957. the show become a regular afternoon program on national television.
What network picked up the show?

  1. ABC-TV

  2. NBC-TV

  3. FOX-TV

5) The show featured teenagers dancing to Top 40-type music introduced by Clark; at least one popular musical act would usually appear in-person to promote one of their latest singles.
How did they perform on the show.

  1. lip-sync to their song

  2. perform live

  3. Just talk to Dick

6) Clark would often interview the teenagers about their opinions of the songs being played, most memorably through a segment (to which the phrase "It's got a good beat and you can dance to it" is credited).
What was the segment known as?

  1. Dance Party Chooses

  2. Rate-a-Record

  3. Bandstand Cheers

7) In 1957, American Bandstand's crowned a favorite female vocalist in its first nationwide audience poll.
Who
was she?

  1. Patsy Cline

  2. Doris Day

  3. Patti Page

8) On February 8, 1964, production of the show moved from Philadelphia.
Where was it relocated too?

  1. New York

  2. Chicago

  3. Los Angeles

9) Where was Dick Clark born on November 30, 1929?

  1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  2. Chicago, Illinois

  3. Bronxville, New York

10) From 1977 to the end of its ABC run in 1987, the show opened and closed with a rendition of the theme, which he originally recorded for their 1975 album Tryin' to Get the Feeling.
Who
was the artist?

  1. Bruce Johnston

  2. Barry Manilow

  3. Mike Curb

11) What was the reason Alan didn't watch a lot of Bandstand and American Bandstand?

  1. Show was not available in his area

  2. Mom had to watch her soap operas

  3. Had to do his homework while program was broadcast


American Bandstand
[Answers]

1) C.  2) A.  3) B.  4) A.  5) A.  6) B.  7) C.  8) C.  9) C.  10) A.

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