This day in 1958…Rock N’Roll goes prime time. It was the debut of the Dick Clark Show on ABC-TV. His first guests were Connie Francis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Pat Boone.
In this clip from 1959, Dick reveals the Top 10, and introduces Mr. Excitement, Jackie Wilson, with his new one “That’s Why I Love You So”. Sponsored by Beechnut gum (which probably explains why all the girls in the audience seemed to be chewing!)