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Frankie Avalon – De De Dinah – Bandstand – A More Innocent Time

Frankie Avalon “De De Dinah” American Bandstand From a More Innocent Time * Frankie Avalon (born Francis Thomas Avallone; September 18, 1940) is an American actor, singer, and former teen idol. Frankie Avalon had 31 charted U.S. Billboard singles from 1958 to late 1962, including the number one hits “Venus” and “Why” in 1959.   Avalon was born in Philadelphia, the son of Mary and […]

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Bobby Darin – LIVE PERFORMANCE 1970 – “Mack the Knife”

Bobby Darin Mack the Knife  LIVE PERFORMANCE 1970 *   Bobby Darin introduced this song on Bandstand in 1959. However this video featured here has Bobby singing live in 1970 only three years before his death in 1973. Sad … Very Sad…. Bobby left us way too soon  Hope you enjoy this video of his […]

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Rock & Roll History – Johnny Rivers – “Poor Side of Town”

Rock & Roll History Johnny Rivers  “Poor Side of Town” * Johnny Rivers was born as John Henry Ramistella in New York City, of Italian ancestry.   His family moved from New York to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Influenced by the distinctive Louisiana musical style, Rivers began playing guitar at age eight, taught by his father and uncle. […]

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My Own True Love – The Duprees 1962

The Duprees “My Own True Love” 1962 * The Duprees are an American musical group of doo-wop style who had a series of hit records in the early 1960s.   The Duprees “My Own True Love” was a vocal adaptation of “Tara’s Theme” from the soundtrack of Gone with the Wind and became the group’s second hit. * The group […]

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Dion and the Belmonts – American Bandstand – I Wonder Why

Dion and the Belmonts American Bandstand I Wonder Why * Dion and the Belmonts were a leading American vocal group of the late 1950s. All of its members were from the Bronx, New York City. In 1957, Dion DiMucci (born July 18, 1939) joined the vocal group, The Belmonts. The established trio of Angelo D’Aleo […]

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Annette Funicello on Bandstand singing Dio Mio – 1960 PRICELESS

Annette Funicello on Bandstand singing Dio Mio – 1960 PRICELESS * Annette Funicello on American Bandstand with Dick Clark in 1960 singing Dio Mio. Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an Italian-American actress and singer. Annette Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence […]

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Bobby Darin and Connie Francis – Singing Together – Circa early 60’s

Bobby Darin and Connie Francis – Singing Together – Circa early 60’s   Back in the day there were no two pop singers more popular than Bobby and Connie.    * Connie Francis (born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, December 12, 1937) is an American pop singer and top-charting female vocalist of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although her […]

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Bobby Darin – Beyond the Sea – Bandstand March 19, 1960

Bobby Darin – Beyond the Sea American Bandstand March 19, 1960 * Somewhere Beyond the Sea was a big hit for Bobby. This spot is one of Bobby on American Bandstand some 50 years ago. PRICELESS Some more history on Bobby In 1959, Bobby Darin recorded the self-penned “Dream Lover“, a ballad that became a […]

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Frankie Avalon – Venus – American Bandstand 1961

Frankie Avalon  Venus  American Bandstand 1959 * I know this was 1959. I know, I know but if you really think about it this was only 60 summers ago. And I can’t help but be drawn to the innocence of the time. Sure there were problems as there always are but something about this time […]

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Dion and the Belmonts – American Bandstand – Teenager in Love

Dion and the Belmonts American Bandstand Teenager in Love * Dion and the Belmonts were a leading American vocal group of the late 1950s. All of its members were from the Bronx, New York City. In 1957, Dion DiMucci (born July 18, 1939) joined the vocal group, The Belmonts. The established trio of Angelo D’Aleo […]

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