Wednesday, March 25, 2009
American Bandstand 1957
In a comment on a long-ago blog post, sweetfreddie mentioned that there was a DVD of a December 1957 American Bandstand show available. I finally got around to buying a copy. It's great. Not the video quality. That bites the moose. But the instant blast of nostalgia can't be topped. Watching the dancers, I saw people whose images I hadn't seen in 50 years, yet it was as if I'd seen them yesterday. I recognized many of them by name (Arlene, Pat, Carol). I'd rush home every afternoon after school to watch them and to hear the music. It was a different world then, but I remember it well.