Sal Mineo sings "You Shouldn't Do That" (B-side of "Lasting Love").
Jodie Sands sings "With All My Heart."
(Jodie Sands might have performed her new release "(Please don't say) Sayonara (Goodbye)").
Jim Lowe - "From A Jack to A King."
Rusty & Doug (brothers Rusty and Doug Kershaw) - "Love Me To Pieces."
Eileen Barton - "Everybody's Buddy" (b/w "Goodnight, My Love").
The Matys Bros. - possibly "Sweet Sixteen" (b/w "I'm Alone Because I Love You").
Brian Fisher (probably Brien Fisher - "Fingertips").
Jimmy Cavallo (Jimmy Cavello and his House Rockers) - "Yo-Yo Baby."
Gene Vincent - "Lotta Lovin'."
The Diamonds - "Zip Zip."
Dale Hawkins performs "Baby, Baby."
Bob Jaxon sings "(Gotta Have Something In The) Bank Frank."
Russ Hamilton "Rainbow" and "Wedding Ring"
Buddy Holly and The Crickets (appearance possibly cancelled).
The Crickets are mentioned as guests in the TV listings of the Chester (PA) Times newspaper. But this appearance isn't included in of the Buddy Holly biographies.
(Buddy Holly and The Crickets were in the Philadelphia area at the time. According to a tour timeline, the group performed at the Philadelphia Arena a day earlier.)
Randy Starr sings "The Prettiest Girl In School."
Georgia Gibbs sings "Miss You."
This episode survives as a 49-minute kinescope. (The original running time was 90 minutes.)
1957 Christmas Show.
According to newspaper listings:
"American Bandstand" youth will hold their own Christmas Party on the air at 3 to 3:30 and 4 to 5 p.m. (Daily Review, Hayward, California).
"Dick Clark and the show's producer step out on the dance floor for a turn or two with the young ladies of the audience. Tree-trimming and caroling and Christmas music." (Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Illinois).
The New Orleans Times-Picayune lists "Santa Claus" as guest.
Mike Pedicin Quintet - "Shake A Hand" (re-release of 1955 record).
13th (and final) Prime-Time episode.
Mark Stone - "Ever Since I Met Lucy" (3pm half-hour).
Dicky Doo & the Don'ts - "Click Clack" (4pm hour).
Don Rondo - "Made For Each Other" (4pm hour).
Margie Rayburn - "Smoochin" (3pm half-hour)
Jackie Wilson - "To Be Loved" (3pm half-hour)
The Hollywood Flames - "A Little Bird" (4pm hour)
Sonny Lowery - "Thank You For Your Kisses" (3pm half-hour).
The Kids - probably "Elvis And Me" (novelty song) (4pm hour).
Ted Taylor - "Keep Walking On" (3pm half-hour)
Tommy Sands - "Sing Boy Sing" (4pm hour)
Ann Reynolds - "I Like You." (4pm hour)
Frankie Vaughan - "Can't Get Along Without You" (3pm half-hour).
The Four Lads - "There's Only One Of You" (4pm hour).
Jack Jones - "A Very Precious Love" (4pm hour).
Merv Griffin - "Introduce Me To The Gal" (4pm hour).
The Shirelles - "I Met Him On A Sunday (Ronde Ronde)."
Eddie Robbins - "Dear Parents." (4pm hour).
Terry Nolan - "Oh Baby Look At Me" (3pm half-hour)
The Cliff Thomas Trio (siblings Cliff, Ed and Barbara Thomas) - possibly "I'm On My Way Home." (4pm hour)
The Four Voices - "Dancing with My Shadow." (4pm hour).
Cancelled guest: Ronnie Burns (actor, son of George Burns and Gracie Allen)
Jerry Lee Lewis - "Breathless."
Kathy Linden - "Billy" (3pm half-hour).
Alan Copeland - "Moonlight And Shadows" (4pm hour).
The Spaniels - "I Lost You" (3pm half-hour).
Dwight Pullen - "Sunglasses After Dark" (4pm hour)
Tom & Jerry (aka Simon and Garfunkel) - "Our Song" (4pm hour)
The Chancellors - "Chalypso Train."
Don Gibson - "Oh Lonesome Me."
Ronnie Pearson - "I Dig That Gal The Most" (3pm half-hour).
Carol Jarvis - "Buttons And Bows" (4pm hour).
Frankie Avalon - "Dede Dinah."
(Note: Frankie Avalon might have performed his new release "You Excite Me.")
Tommy Leonetti - "Ring On A Ribbon." (3pm half-hour).
Chuck Willis - "What Am I Living For?" (4pm hour).
Don Gibson - "Oh Lonesome Me" (4pm hour).
(Don Gibson's appearance possibly postponed from 26-Mar-1958.)
The Playmates - "Let's Be Lovers" (4pm hour).
Johnny Nash - "It's So Easy To Say."
LaVern Baker - "Substitute" (3pm half-hour).
The Voxpoppers - "Wishing for Your Love." (4pm hour).
Jim Reeves - "I Love You More" (3pm half-hour).
Vaughn Monroe - "There's No Piano In This House" (3pm half-hour).
The James Brothers - "Crazy Love" (4pm hour).
TV Guide lists the (scheduled) guests as Les Paul and Mary Ford, and Hunt Stevens.
The Philadelphia Inquirer lists Ronnie Burns as guest. Burns, the son of George and Gracie, was originally scheduled to appear on the March 17, 1958 American Bandstand but cancelled due to a cold.
Barbara McNair - "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands"
The Champs - "El Rancho Rock."
Dick Duane - "Eternally" (3pm half-hour).
The Ames Brothers - "A Very Precious Love" (4pm half-hour)
Johnny and Jonie (Johnny and Jonie Mosby) perform "Kee-Ro-Ryin'."
Jodie Sands - "Love Me Again" (3pm half-hour).
The Jordanaires - "All I Need Is You" / "Little Miss Ruby."
The Playboys - "Over the Weekend." (3pm half-hour)
The Champs - "El Rancho Rock" (4pm hour)
John D. Loudermilk - "Susie's House" (3:00pm half-hour).
Jody Reynolds - "Endless Sleep" (4:00pm hour).
Mickey and Sylvia - "Bewildered" (3pm half-hour).
The Gum Drops - "You're The One" (4pm hour).
Teacho and his Students - "Stop" (3pm half-hour)
Gino and Gina - "(It's Been A Long Time) Pretty Baby" (4pm hour).
Jack Scott - "My True Love" & "Leroy."
Frank Verna - "Sugar Lump" (3pm half-hour).
Tony Perkins (actor-singer) (4pm hour)
Jim Lowe - "Take Us To Your President" (4pm hour).
The Four Aces - "Saturday Swing Out" b/w "Take My Heart" (4pm hour).
Jim Eddy - "Livin' Doll" (3pm half-hour).
The Tyrones - "Blast Off" (4pm hour).
Vinnie Monte - "Naughty Naughty Baby" (3pm half-hour).
Kathy Linden - "You'd Be Surprised" (3pm half-hour)
The Playmates - "Don't Go Home" (4pm hour)
Danny and the Juniors - "Dottie." (3pm half-hour)
The Kalin Twins - "When" (4pm hour).
Dick Lee - "Giannina Mia" (3pm half-hour).
Jimmy Clanton - "Just A Dream" (4pm hour).
Fern Dee - "Hello Mr. Dream Man" b/w "You'll Never Know" (3pm half-hour).
Lou Monte - "The Sheik Of Araby" (4pm hour).
The Timbers (3pm half-hour).
Ray Peterson - "Tail Light" b/w "Suddenly" (4pm hour).
Jennie Smith - "Walkin' 'Neath The Moonlight" b/w "My First Mistake." (3pm half-hour).
The Three G's - "Let's Go Steady for the Summer." (4pm hour).
Sandy Stewart - "A Certain Smile" (3pm half-hour).
The Cousins (of Decca records) - "Be Nice To Me."
Plus, the start of AB's 1st Annual Dance Contest.
Roy Hamilton - "Lips" b/w "Jungle Fever" (3pm half-hour)
Chuck & Betty (vocal duo) - "Bobby Sox Baby" (4pm hour).
Dick Roman - "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" (3pm half-hour).
Jack Scott - "My True Love" (4pm hour).
TV Guide lists the (scheduled) guests as Tommy Payne and Eddie Fontane.
But The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper lists the guests as Lawrence Welk and The Lennon Sisters. (Welk and his band were in Philadelphia for a concert at Convention Hall.)
American Bandstand celebrates its 1st anniversary on network television.
TV Guide lists The Coasters and Jerry Wallace as the guests.
The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper lists the guests as The Coasters and Duane Eddy.
The Five Satins - "A Night To Remember."
Shaye Cogan (singer-actress) - "Little Ring."
Bobby Troup (musician-songwriter)
Tony Mammarella (American Bandstand producer)