American Bandstand - Season 21

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Episode Guide

  • K.C. & the Sunshine Band / Jimmy Bo Horne
    K.C. & the Sunshine Band - "Boogie Shoes" and "It's the Same Old Song."
    Jimmy "Bo" Horne - "Dance Across the Floor."
  • Tribute to Elvis with Ronnie McDowell

    A Tribute to the late Elvis Presley. 
    Ronnie McDowell performs "The King Is Gone."
    Alan Meyer, an Elvis impersonator, sings "Don't Be Cruel" and "Burning Love."

  • Leif Garrett
    Leif Garrett
    Episode 4
    10/1/77
    9.8

    Leif Garrett sings "Special Kind of Girl" and his cover of "Surfin' U.S.A."

  • Bonnie Tyler
    Bonnie Tyler
    Episode 46
    8/19/78
    9.8
    Bonnie Tyler - "It's a Heartache" and "If I Sing You a Love Song."
  • Odyssey / Alan O'Day
    1/7/78
    9.5
    Odyssey - "Native New Yorker" and "Easy Come, Easy Go."
    Alan O’Day - "Undercover Angel" and "Soldier of Fortune."
  • The Sylvers
    The Sylvers
    Episode 17
    1/28/78
    8.9
    The Sylvers - "Any Way You Want Me" and "Don’t Be Cruel."
  • Smokey Robinson / Kaptain Kool & the Kongs

    Smokey Robinson sings "Vitamin U" and "Theme From Big Time."
    Kaptain Kool & the Kongs (from 'The Krofft Supershow') perform "Crazy Girl" and "The Whole World Will Be Dancing."

  • The Brothers Johnson / Sha Na Na
    9/17/77
    0.0
    The Brothers Johnson - "Strawberry Letter 23."
    Sha Na Na ('50s-style rock 'n' roll band).
    The winners of the Annual Dance Contest are announced.
  • Paul Nicholas / Debby Boone / Leonard Barr
    Debby Boone - "You Light Up My Life."
    Paul Nicholas - "Heaven on the 7th Floor" and "Dancing with the Captain."
    Leonard Barr
  • Dec. 3, 1977 - AB probably Pre-empted
    American Bandstand was probably pre-empted on this date. But there's conflicting info. Please see the "Notes" for this episode.
  • The Village People / The Ritchie Family
    12/10/77
    0.0
    The Village People - "San Francisco" and "Hollywood."
    The Ritchie Family - "The Quiet Village" and "African Queens."
    Spotlight dance: "Native New Yorker"
  • Brenton Wood / Dorothy Moore / Gary Muledeer
    Brenton Wood - "Come Softly to Me" & "Number One"
    Dorothy Moore - "Let the Music Play" & "I Believe in You"
    Gary Muledeer (comedian)
  • Shaun Cassidy
    Shaun Cassidy
    Episode 7
    10/29/77
    0.0
    Shaun Cassidy - "That's Rock 'n' Roll" & "Hey Deanie"
  • Charo
    Charo
    Episode 5
    10/8/77
    0.0
    Charo - "Dance A Little Bit Closer" and "Borriquito."
  • The Babys (video)
    The Babys (video)
    Episode 11
    12/17/77
    0.0
    --The Babys (on film) - "Isn't It Time?" video
  • Angel / C.W. McCall
    Angel / C.W. McCall
    Episode 12
    12/24/77
    0.0
    Angel ("glam metal" band) - "The Winter Song."
    C.W. McCall (country music singer) - "Sing Silent Night."
  • The Ohio Players
    The Ohio Players
    Episode 13
    12/31/77
    0.0
    The Ohio Players - "Mr. Mean"
  • Pablo Cruise
    Pablo Cruise
    Episode 39
    7/1/78
    0.0
    Pablo Cruise - "Love Will Find a Way" and "Worlds Away."
    Also, the annual dance contest begins.
  • Tuxedo Junction / Andrew Stevens
    6/24/78
    0.0
    Tuxedo Junction - "Chattanooga Choochoo" and "Moonlight Serenade."
    Andrew Stevens (actor) sings "Helpless In Love."
  • Crystal Gayle / Randy Bachman
    6/17/78
    0.0
    Crystal Gayle - "Don't Treat Me like a Stranger" & "Talking in Your Sleep."
    Randy Bachman - "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet."
  • Walter Egan / Kaptain Kool & the Kongs
    Walter Egan - "Magnet and Steel."
    Kaptain Kool & the Kongs - "I Never Dreamed."

  • Donna Summer / Brooklyn Dreams
    5/27/78
    0.0
    Donna Summer (singer, appearing as co-host) - "Last Dance" and "Once Upon a Time."
    Brooklyn Dreams - "Music, Harmony, and Rhythm."
  • Joey Travolta / Paul Jabara
    5/20/78
    0.0
    Joey Travolta - "I Don't Wanna Go."
    Paul Jabara - "Trapped in a Stairway" and "Disco Queen."
  • Rare Earth
    Rare Earth
    Episode 40
    7/8/78
    0.0
    Rare Earth - "Warm Ride" and "Love Do Me Right."
  • Cory Wells
    Cory Wells
    Episode 41
    7/15/78
    0.0
    Cory Wells - "When You Touch Me This Way" and "Let Tomorrow Be"
  • Nick Gilder / Burton Cummings
    9/2/78
    0.0
    Nick Gilder - "Hot Child in the City."
    Burton Cummings - "Break It to Them Gently."
  • Evelyn Champagne King / Snail
    8/26/78
    0.0
    Evelyn "Champagne" King - "Shame" & "Smooth Talk."
    Snail - "The Joker."
  • Love & Kisses
    Love & Kisses
    Episode 45
    8/12/78
    0.0
    Love & Kisses - "Thank God It's Friday" and "How Much, How Much I Love You."
  • Pattie Brooks
    Pattie Brooks
    Episode 44
    8/5/78
    0.0
    Pattie Brooks - "Heartbreaker In Disguise" and "This is the House Where Love Has Died."
    Also, the dance contest continues.
  • High Inergy
    High Inergy
    Episode 43
    7/29/78
    0.0
    High Inergy - "Lovin' Fever" & "Peaceland."
    Also: The dance contest continues.
  • Rick James
    Rick James
    Episode 42
    7/22/78
    0.0
    Rick James - "You and I" and "Mary Jane."
  • Robert Palmer / Chic
    5/13/78
    0.0
    Chic - "Dance, Dance, Dance" and "Everybody Dance."
    Robert Palmer - "Every Kind of People."
  • Mike Love / Bobby Arvon
    5/6/78
    0.0

    Celebration featuring Mike Love perform "Almost Summer" and "Cruisin'."
    Bobby Arvon performs "From Now On" and "Bright Lights and City Life."

  • Wild Cherry
    Wild Cherry
    Episode 30
    4/29/78
    0.0
    Wild Cherry - "Play that Funky Music" and "I Love My Music."
  • Maze featuring Frankie Beverly / Paul McCartney & Wings (on film)
    Maze featuring Frankie Beverly - "Workin' Together" and "Golden Time Of Day."
    On film: Paul McCartney and Wings - "Mull of Kintyre" music video.
  • Aretha Franklin / Gene Cotton
    2/18/78
    0.0
    Aretha Franklin - "Almighty Fire" and "Keep On Loving Me."
    Gene Cotton - "Before My Heart Finds Out" and "Only the Lucky in Love Survive."
  • Yvonne Elliman / David Gates
    2/11/78
    0.0
    Yvonne Elliman - "If I Can't Have You."
    David Gates - "Goodbye Girl."
  • L.T.D. / Mary MacGregor
    2/4/78
    0.0
    L.T.D. - "Back in Love Again" and "Never Get Enough of Your Love."
    Mary MacGregor - "I've Never Been to Me."
  • Samantha Sang / Bill Withers
    1/21/78
    0.0
    Samantha Sang - "Emotion."
    Bill Withers - "Lovely Day" and "I Want to Spend the Night."
  • High Inergy / Peter Brown
    1/14/78
    0.0
    High Inergy - "You Can't Turn Me Off."
    Peter Brown - "Do Ya Wanna Get Funky with Me?" and "Fantasy Love Affair."

  • The Spinners
    The Spinners
    Episode 22
    3/4/78
    0.0
    The Spinners - "Easy Come, Easy Go" and "Heaven on Earth."
  • Cerrone / Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs
    3/11/78
    0.0
    Cerrone - "Supernature" and "Love is Here."
    Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs - "Fly Away" and "What Kind of Man."

  • Eddie Money / Millie Jackson
    4/22/78
    0.0
    Eddie Money - "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise."
    Millie Jackson - "If You're Not Back in Love by Monday" and "Cheatin' Is."

  • The Fifth Dimension
    The Fifth Dimension
    Episode 28
    4/15/78
    0.0
    The Fifth Dimension - "You Are the Reason I Feel Like Dancing."
  • Ashford & Simpson / Rubicon
    4/8/78
    0.0
    Ashford & Simpson - "Don't Cost You Nothing" and "By Way of Love's Express."
    Rubicon - "I'm Gonna Take Care of Everything" and "The Moon’s out Tonite."
  • Captain & Tennille / Jay Ferguson
    4/1/78
    0.0
    Captain & Tennille - "I'm on My Way" and "Can't Stop Dancin'."
    Jay Ferguson - "Thunder Island" and "Losing Control."
  • Raydio
    Raydio
    Episode 25
    3/25/78
    0.0
    --Raydio - "Jack & Jill" & "Is This a Love Thing?"
  • War / Cory Wells
    War / Cory Wells
    Episode 24
    3/18/78
    0.0
    War - "Galaxy" and "Hey Senorita."
    Cory Wells (formerly of Three Dog Night) - "When You Touch Me this Way" and "Starlight."