Episode transcript / playlist:
American Bandstand opening credits.
Dick Clark announces that former Beatle Pete Best will be interviewed on the January 8th show.
--Dancers, record: "Apple of My Eye" (by Roy Head)
--Dick Clark interviews Murray the K (New York Radio personality). Murray talks about how he got his start in the radio industry. He talks about appearing with Dick Clark on an episode of "Coronet Blue."
--Dancers, record: "Lightnin' Strikes" (by Lou Christie)
Commercials: (1) Dr. Pepper (serve "hot Dr. Pepper" for the holiday season); (2) Breck Shampoo
April Stevens & Nino Tempo perform "Begin the Beguine"
Dick Clark asks audience members if anyone knows what a "beguine" is.
April Stevens and Nino Tempo perform "Hey Baby"
Commercials: (1) Tootsie Roll Pop (2) Noxzema
Dick Clark announces
THE AB66 TOP TEN HITS of 12/18/1965:
10. The Supremes - "I Hear a Symphony"
9. Ramsey Lewis Trio - "Hang On Sloopy"
8. Four Tops - "Something About You"
7. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass-A Taste of Honey
6. The 4 Seasons featuring Frankie Valli-Let's Hang On!
5. James Brown-I Got You (I Feel Good)
4. The Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything-There is a Season)
3. The Dave Clark 5-Over and Over
2. The Shangri-Las-I Can Never Go Home Anymore
1. The McCoys-Fever
--Dancers, record: "Fever" (by the McCoys)
Commercial: Dentyne Gum (Stewartess and passenger are shocked to see a female passenger brushing her teeth at her seat.)
Some of the AB audience members are shown (before station ID break)
Station ID break.
Dick Clark asks some of the dancers for their names and ages.
Commercial break: ABC promos for "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea," "The F.B.I." and the "ABC Sunday Night Movie"
AB Spotlight Dance, record: "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" (by the Lovin' Spoonful) followed by "Spotlight Dancers" giving their names and dances.
Commercial break: Promos for ABC Monday Night shows "12 O'Clock High" "The Legend of Jesse James" and "A Man Called Shenandoah"
ABC promo for "12 O'Clock High"
Dick Clark with another reminder of Pete Best's upcomming appearance.
Josephine Sunday - "You Won't Know Even Her Name" followed by Dick Clark interview. She talks about making her own clothing.
Record #1: "She Passes This Way" (by John Winfield Jr.) 77.5%
Record #2: "Don't Keep It to Yourself" (by Peter Ford) 55%
Dick Clark mentions that Peter Ford is the oldest son of Glenn Ford.
--Dancers, record: "The Duck" (by Jackie Lee)
Commercial break: ABC promos for "The Legend of Jesse James" and "A Man Called Shenandoah"
--Dancers, record: "Thunderball" (by Tom Jones)
Dancers, record: "Hang On Sloopy" (Ramsey Lewis Trio version)
Commercial break: "Ben Casey" ABC promo
--Dick Clark (once again) mentions Pete Best's upcomming appearance.
American Bandstand '66 closing credits.