Category Archives: Popular Music 1950s

‘American Bandstand,’ hosted by Dick Clark, makes its network debut on ABC 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 5 1957)


Video: 'American Bandstand- December 18, 1957'

(Monday, August 5, 1957, 3:00-4:30 p.m EDT) — The teenage dance television show American Bandstand, hosted by Dick Clark, made its network debut today on ABC. Continue reading ‘American Bandstand,’ hosted by Dick Clark, makes its network debut on ABC 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 5 1957)

‘I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter’ by Billy Williams peaks at #3 in USA 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 5 1957)

(Monday, August 5, 1957)“I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” by Billy Williams peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Most Played by Jockeys chart for four weeks. Continue reading ‘I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter’ by Billy Williams peaks at #3 in USA 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 5 1957)

The Everly Brothers perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 4 1957)


Video: 'Everly Brothers International Archive : Ed Sullivan Show August 4th 1957'

(Sunday, August 4, 1957, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — The Everly Brothers performed “Bye, Bye Love” and “Hey Doll Baby” on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City, with Dan Dailey as guest host. Continue reading The Everly Brothers perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 4 1957)