American Bandstand - Season 12

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Episode Guide

  • Peaches & Herb / The Brotherhood
    8/30/69
    10
    Peaches & Herb - "Let Me Be the One."

    Brotherhood - possibly "Don't Let Go" & Rose Garden."
  • Smith / Steppenwolf (August 23, 1969)

    Smith - "Baby It's You."
    Steppenwolf - "Move Over."

  • Isaac Hayes / The Guess Who (August 16, 1969)

    The Guess Who - "Laughing."
    Isaac Hayes - "Walk On By" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix."
    "Hollywood Hot Line" segment: Dick Clark interviews a Phoenix, Arizona disc jockey.

  • Junior Walker & the All-Stars / Bobby Bare / The Clingers (August 9, 1969)

    Jr. Walker & The All Stars - "What Does it Take to Win your Love?"
    Bobby Bare - "Which One Will It Be?"
    The Clingers (aka The Clinger Sisters) possibly "Something Here In My Heart."
    "Hollywood Hot Line" segment: Dick Clark talks with a Pittsburgh disc jockey.

  • The Underground Sunshine / Dance contest winners

    The Underground Sunshine - "All I Want Is You" and "Birthday" (Beatles' cover).

    Dick Clark announces the winning couple in the American Bandstand dance contest.

  • Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys
    7/26/69
    10
    Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys perform "Good Old Rock 'n' Roll," a medley of classic rock songs. Also, Dick Clark interviews a DJ from Norfolk, VA.
  • Andy Kim / Peppermint Rainbow
    7/19/69
    10

    Andy Kim - "Baby, I Love You."
    The Peppermint Rainbow - "Don't Wake Me Up in the Morning, Michael."
    The Peppermint Rainbow - "Will You Be Staying After Sunday?"

  • Jackie DeShannon / The Winstons
    7/12/69
    9.5
    Jackie DeShannon--"Put a Little Love in your Heart."
    The Winstons--"Color Him Father."
  • Jerry Butler / The Impressions
    7/5/69
    10
    Jerry Butler--"Moody Woman" & "What's the Use of Breaking Up?"
    The Impressions--"Seven Years" & "Choice of Colors".
  • The Spiral Starecase / Thelma Houston
    Thelma Houston sings "If This Was the Last Song" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash." The Spiral Starecase performs "Since I Don't Have You" and "More Today than Yesterday." Plus, the dance contest continues.
  • Tim Buckley / Dyke & The Blazers
    6/21/69
    10
    Tim Buckley performs "Gypsy Woman." Dyke & The Blazers perform "We Got More Soul." Also, the dance contest continues. Dick Clark interviews a DJ from Erie, PA.
  • Tony Joe White / Jerry Smith
    6/14/69
    9.7
    Tony Joe White--"Polk Salad Annie."
    Jerry Smith--"Truck Stop."
  • Oliver / Ronnie Dove (June 7, 1969)

    Oliver sings "Good Morning Starshine."
    Ronnie Dove - "I Need You Now."

    Dance Contest segment: Dick Clark introduces the seven couples competing this year's dance contest. The couples come from Chicago, Detroit, El Paso, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

  • The Grass Roots
    The Grass Roots
    Episode 39
    5/31/69
    10
    The Grass Roots perform "The River Is Wide" and "(You Gotta) Live For Love."
    Also, a demonstration of a motor-powered surfboard.
  • The Guess Who / Solomon Burke (May 24, 1969)

    The Guess Who - "These Eyes"
    Solomon Burke - "Proud Mary."

  • The Ventures / DeeDee Warwick
    5/17/69
    10
    The Ventures - "Hawaii Five-O" theme and "Theme from 'A Summer Place'."
    DeeDee Warwick - "Foolish Fool."
  • Tommy Roe / The Smoke Ring (May 10, 1969)

    Tommy Roe sings "Heather Honey."
    The Smoke Ring perform "Not Much."
    A (telephone?) interview with Don Grant and Tupper Saussy of The Neon Philharmonic.
    Dick Clark talks with a Billings, Montana disc jockey.

  • Linda Ronstadt / The New Life (May 3, 1969)

    Linda Ronstadt sings "Long Way Around."
    The New Life performs "Backwoods Annie" and "Ha Lese (Le Di Khanna)."
    A swimwear fashion show is presented.
    Dick Clark interviews a Sioux Falls, South Dakota disc jockey (probably via telephone).

  • The Spiral Starecase / Bobby Freeman
    4/26/69
    10
    The Spiral Starecase perform "More Today than Yesterday."
    Bobby Freeman sings "Do You Want To Dance?" & "Everybody's Got a Hang Up."
    Dick Clark interviews a DJ from Liberal, Kansas.
  • Trini Lopez / The Feathers (April 19, 1969)

    Trini Lopez performs "Lalena" and "Come A Little Bit Closer."
    The Feather performs "Moccasin."
    An interview with singer Joe Simon.
    Dick Clark interviews a Milwaukee, Wisconsin disc jockey.

  • Mel Carter / The Yellow Payges (April 12, 1969)

    Mel Carter - "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" & "Another Saturday Night."
    The Yellow Payges perform "Never Put Away My Love For You."
    Plus, interviews with Fred Farran of The Arbors, and a Springfield, Massachusetts disc jockey.

  • Betty Everett / Bubble Puppy (April 5, 1969)

    Betty Everett - "There'll Come a Time" and "I Can't Say No to You."
    The Bubble Puppy perform "Hot Smoke and Sassafras."
    Also, an interview with Warren Entner of the Grass Roots.

  • The Ohio Express (March 29, 1969)
    3/29/69
    10

    The Ohio Express - "Mercy."

  • Neil Diamond / Sir Douglas Quintet (March 22, 1969)

    Neil Diamond - "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show."
    The Sir Douglas Quintet - "Mendocino."
    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with David Ruffin (formerly of The Temptations).
    "Hollywood Hot Line" segment: Dick Clark interviews Tucson D.J. Dan Gates (of KTKT radio).

  • 1910 Fruitgum Co. / Salute to Tom Jones (March 15, 1969)

    The 1910 Fruitgum Co. - "Indian Giver."
    Plus, a Salute to Tom Jones featuring an interview filmed in England.

  • Brenton Wood / The Mod Squad featuring Lee Greenwood (March 8, 1969)

    Brenton Wood sings "A Change is Gonna Come."
    The Mod Squad featuring Lee Greenwood - "This Is My Woman."
    Dick Clark interviews a Lasing, Michigan disc jockey.

  • Arthur Conley / Smokestack Lightnin' (March 1, 1969)

    Arthur Conley sings "O-bla-di, O-bla-da (Life Goes On)."
    Smokestack Lightnin' performs "Light My Window."
    Dick Clark interviews a St. Louis disc jockey.

  • Tyrone Davis / The Flying Burrito Brothers
    Tyrone Davis sings "Can I Change My Mind?" The Flying Burrito Brothers perform "Wheels" and "Hot Burrito #1." Also, Dick Clark interviews a DJ from Memphis.
  • Johnny Nash / Willie Mitchell (February 15, 1969)

    Johnny Nash sings "Lovey Dovey."
    Willie Mitchell performs "30-60-90."
    Plus, interviews with Joe South, and an Ohama, Nebraska DJ.

  • The People / Al Wilson (on film)
    2/8/69
    0.0
    The People perform "I Love You" and "Think." On film, Al Wilson sings "The Poor Side of Town." Plus, Dick Clark interviews a disc jockey from Muncie, Indiana.
  • The Buddy Miles Express / Barry Ryan / Erik Brann (February 1, 1969)

    Barry Ryan - "Love Is Love."
    Erik Brann (Iron Butterfly guitarist).
    The Buddy Miles Express - "Train."

  • Classics IV / Neil Sedaka (January 25, 1969)

    The Classics IV featuring Dennis Yost - "Stormy."
    Neil Sedaka sings "Star-Crossed Lovers."
    An interview with singer Johnnie Taylor (via telephone?).
    Dick Clark interviews a disc jockey from Jacksonville, Florida.

  • The Four Seasons (January 18, 1969)
    1/18/69
    9.0

    The Four Seasons perform "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Stop and Say Hello."
    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with record producer Bob Crewe.

  • Dorsey Burnette / Michael J. James / The Dillards (January 11, 1969)

    Dorsey Burnette - "The Greatest Love."
    The Dillards -(possibly) "Reason to Believe."
    Michael J. James -(possibly) "She Needs The Same Things I Need."

  • Mother Earth / Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (on film) (January 4, 1969)

    Mother Earth - (possibly) "Goodnight Nelba Grebe"
    On film: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with Bob Guadio of The Four Seasons.
    "Hollywood Hot Line" segment: Dick Clark talks with Phoenix, Arizona DJ Phil Motta.

  • Spanky and Our Gang / Brian Hyland
    12/28/68
    9.6
    Spanky & Our Gang - "Yesterday's Rain."
    Brian Hyland - "Tragedy."
  • Al Martino / Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

    Al Martino sings "You're All I Want for Christmas" and "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)."

    In a filmed segment, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap perform "Over You."
    Hot Line segment: A telephone interview with Bobby Goldsboro.

  • Tommy Roe / The One Squared Group
    12/14/68
    10

    Tommy Roe sings "Dizzy." 
    The group M C Squared also appear.

  • Michael J. James / Leapy Lee (on film) / B.J. Thomas (on film) (December 7, 1968)

    Michael J. James sings "She Needs The Same Things I Need."

    On film: Leapy Lee - "Little Arrows."
    On film: B.J. Thomas - "Hooked on a Feeling."

    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with Mark Gutkowski of the 1910 Fruit Gum Company.
    "Hollywood Hot Line" - Dick Clark talks with a Muscle Shoals, Alabama disc jockey.

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  • Merrilee Rush / Steppenwolf
    11/30/68
    10
    Merrilee Rush - "Reach out (I'll Be There)."

    Steppenwolf - "Magic Carpet Ride."
  • Ketty Lester
    Ketty Lester
    Episode 12
    11/23/68
    10

    Ketty Lester sings "I Will Lead You."

  • Avant-Garde (November 16, 1968)
    11/16/68
    10

    The Avant-Garde - "Naturally Stoned" or "Fly With Me."

  • Highlights from The "Miss 16" Contest (November 9, 1968)

    This show features highlights from the "Miss 16" Contest, taped October 13, 1968, with judges Regis Philbin, Andy Kim, Mark Lindsay and Lydia Lane. Christie Jensen of Seattle is selected as the winner.

  • The Grass Roots / Peter Yarrow (November 2, 1968)

    Guests:
    The Grass Roots - "Midnight Confessions."
    Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary).

  • Brenton Wood (October 26, 1968)
    10/26/68
    10

    Brenton Wood - "Gimme Little Sign" and "It's Just A Game Love."

  • Joe Tex / Don Fardon (on film) (October 19, 1968)

    Joe Tex - "You Need Me, Baby" and "Skinny Legs and All."
    On film: English singer Don Fardon (possibly "(The Lament Of The Cherokee) Indian Reservation.")

  • Johnny Nash / The Association (on film) (October 12, 1968)

    Johnny Nash - "Hold Me Tight" and interview.
    On film: The Association - "Six Man Band" promo.

    "Hot Line" segment - telephone interview with Chuck Blasko of The Vogues.
    "Hollywood Hot Line" segment (telephone interview) - Dick Clark talks with Fort Wayne, Indiana D.J. Don Beckman (of WLYV).

  • Eddie Floyd / Iron Butterfly (October 5, 1968)

    Iron Buterfly - "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida."
    Eddie Floyd - "I Never Found A Girl" and "Knock on Wood."
    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with Al Wilson.
    "Hollywood Hot Line" segment: Dick Clark talks with a Troy-Albany NY disc jockey.

  • Clarence Carter / People! (September 28, 1968)

    Clarence Carter sings "Slip Away."
    People! perform "Apple Cider" and "Crying Shoes."
    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with singer Betty Wright.
    "Hollywood Hot Line" segment: Dick Clark talks with Raleigh, North Carolina disc jockey Bob Kelly.

  • Jay and the Techniques / Jeannie C. Riley (September 21, 1968)

    Jeannie C. Riley - "Harper Valley P.T.A."
    Jay & The Techniques - "Hey Diddle Diddle."
    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with Erik Brann of the Iron Butterfly.
    "Hollywood Hot Line" - Dick Clark talks with a Cleveland, Ohio, disc jockey.

  • O.C. Smith / Merle Haggard (September 14, 1968)

    O.C. Smith - "Little Green Apples."
    Merle Haggard - "The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde" and "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive."
    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with Fats Domino.
    "Hollywood Hot Line" segment: Dick Clark talks with a Providence, R.I. disc jockey.

  • The Grass Roots / Patti Drew (September 7, 1968)

    The Grass Roots - "Midnight Confessions."
    Patti Drew - "Workin' On A Groovy Thing."
    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with Jeff Travis of Professor Morrison's Lollipop.
    "Hollywood Hot Line" segment: Dick Clark talks with an Atlanta, Georgia disc jockey.