The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show (dance party)

    (ABC Saturday nights, 1958 - 1960)

    [aka: "The Dick Clark Show";

     During the infant days of rock'n'roll, the ambitious host
     of the premiere daily dance tv show, "American Bandstand",
     Dick Clark, commuted from Philadelphia to do a similar TV
     show in New York City every weekend.

     The show was sponsored by the makers of "Beechnut" gum, and
     so it was named for both the host and the sponsor. Whether
     it was the strain on the host having to work both weekends
     and weekdays, or whether the ratings showed that the kids
     who watched "Bandstand" after school on weekdays were out
     on dates Saturday Nights, the show only lasted two seasons.]

Theme: "Easy Steppin'"

     Composer: Arthur E. ("Art") Pepper (BMI)

     1978 Publisher:

     2001 Publisher: Arthur Pepper Music (BMI)
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Composition Date: 1952 [on the copyright application]

     Copyright Date: July 16, 1986; PA-301-975.
     Renewal   Date:


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