42 Years Ago ~ The Jackson 5 Debut on American Bandstand
- February 21, 1970 ~ February 24, 2012
We're goin' hoppin' (hop!)
We're goin' hoppin' today
Where things are poppin' (pop!) the Philadelphia way
We're gonna drop (drop!) in on all the music they play
On the Bandstand American Bandstand..
On October 13, 1952, WFIL-TV began a local show called Bandstand. Originally hosted by Bob Horn, it kept Philadelphia teenagers up-to-date on the latest dance steps. Horn was fired following a drunk driving arrest. On July 9, 1956, Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark took over as host. By the spring of 1957, he pitched it to ABC with this decision completely racially intigrated the show and went national as American Bandstand on August 5, 1957. Dick Clark held the job for the next thirty years, becoming a major media mogul and earning the nickname “America’s Oldest Teenager”. On February 21 1970, Michael Jackson and the rest of the Jackson 5 introduced themselves to America with their TV debut on American Bandstand. They performed a few hits and Michael also talked to Dick Clark. The performances show not only that the group were amazing performers working together, but that Michael was a superstar in the making. Watching MJ sing and dance like that as an 11-year-old kid where the group perform classic hits like “I Want You Back.”
Michael Jackson Called Dick Clark his "Second Dad"..
Michael Jackson once called Dick Clark his "second dad" the veteran US TV presenter has revealed. Clark, 80, is to be honoured at the 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas.
Well known in the US for presenting American Bandstand, the TV host met the late pop singer when he was just 11.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Clark says: "Michael [and I] had a 40-year friendship from the time he was just a kid to when he became the biggest star in the world.
"I remember the first time I interviewed an 11-year-old Michael on Bandstand.
"He insisted on taking the microphone from me. When I heard the news of his passing, I thought of the photograph he signed to me as his 'Second Dad'."
"I knew Michael as a child and watched him grow over the years. Of all the thousands of entertainers I have worked with, Michael was THE most outstanding. Many have tried and will try to copy him, but his talent will never be matched. He was truly one-of-a-kind"
The Youtube Videos of this Event :
The Jackson 5 - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/There Was A Time live on American Bandstand 1970
The Jackson 5 - Interview with Dick Clark American Bandstand 1970 [HD]
The Jackson 5 - ABC live on American Bandstand 1970 [HD]
Michael Jackson 1970 American Bandstand Dance
The Michael Jackson & Dick Clark Photo Gallery: (Through The Years)
Michael Jackson and American Music Awards' executive producer Dick Clark go over the show's script during rehearsals Jan. 24, 1993, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Jackson, nominated for five awards, opened the show.