A FULL-TIME JOB ON THIS DAY IN 1956

clark bandstand
Dick Clark

Dick Clark took over as the host of Philadelphia’s TV dance show on WFIL, then
called simply Bandstand, after former host Bob Horn was arrested for DUI. The
show, which would go national on ABC the following year, changed its name to
American Bandstand and ran for 37 years.

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