March 30, 2013

Documentary about Boston...

...with wonderful color footage from the 1930s and 1940s.
The South End
Revere Beach
The Totem Pole Ballroom
The Boston Braves

Record Hop tv show

Here's another local teen dance show from San Jose, California.

March 22, 2013

Friday night dose of 1963

Swingin' Time tv show

A teenie peek at the Detroit-area teen dance show, circa 1966.

March 21, 2013

Milt Grant's Record Hop

A slice of the local Washington, D.C. music program from 1957.

backyard rollercoaster

This cracks me up. I love it. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

March 11, 2013

1964 American Bandstand

Here are some clips from the show after it moved to Los Angeles from Philadelphia, including complete interviews after the performances.

Dusty Springfield     • Brenda Holloway     • Terry Stafford
The Larks     • Sam Cooke     • Betty Everett
Johnny Rivers     • The Standells     • Bobby Vinton

March 8, 2013

Friday afternoon dose of 1969

Bad hair on men, afros, spaced-out go-go girls in see-through clothes, muumuus, pea-soup green and white go-go boots. Enjoy the trip.

March 2, 2013

Saturday morning dose of Swingin' Time!

Besides having the best do in rock and roll, Wayne Cochran shakes a tailfeather and hitchhikes on the white-man grooviness highway!