Wayback Wednesday

Wayback Wednesday: Don McNeill’s Breakfast Club

On February 22nd, 1954, ABC Radio’s Don Mc Neill’s Breakfast Club program was simulcast on TV for the first time. I remember as a young kid hating the Breakfast Club on the radio, where every day it interrupted the Top 40 format on WABC in New York, until they were finally able to drop it…

Wayback Wednesday: Debut Of The Dick Clark Show

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…

Wayback Wednesday: James Dean

Today marks the birth anniversary of one of the 1950’s most charismatic actors…James Dean, born on February 9, 1931. Here’s the trailer for one of the greatest movies of his all too brief career….Rebel Without A Cause. It was released in late October, 1955…just a few weeks after his tragic death on September 30th.  Gets…