Wayback Wednesday

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…

Wayback Wednesday: New Year’s Eve 1966

As we head out of 2016 and into 2017, we look back at NBC’s broadcast of New Year’s Eve at Times Square as 1965 became ’66…with Johnny Carson introducing Ben Grauer for his commentary as the ball dropped on what was then the “Allied Chemical Tower”.