American Bandstand - Season 9

ABC (ended 1989)




Episode Guide

  • 9th Anniversary Show (Part 2): Lou Christie, Ken Rossi (September 3, 1966)

    Part 2 of AB's 9th Anniversary Show:
    Lou Christie - "Two Faces Have I" and "If My Car Could Talk."
    Former Bandstand regular Ken Rossi sings "Bad Boy."

  • 9th Anniversary Show (Part 1 of 2): Johnny Rivers
    9th Anniversary Show (Part 1 of 2)
    Johnny Rivers performs "Poor Side of Town" and "Memphis."
    The show also features visits by some of the original dancers (from the Philadelphia shows). Dick Clark plays records from American Bandstand's first year.
  • The Temptations / Sandy Posey
    The Temptations perform "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" and "Get Ready."
    Sandy Posey sings "Born A Woman."
    Plus interviews with singer Wilson Pickett and Miami disc jockey John Powers.
  • The Righteous Brothers / Joe Simon (August 13, 1966)

    The Righteous Brothers - "Go Ahead and Cry" & "Something You've Got."
    Joe Simon - "Teenager's Prayer" and "My Adorable One."

    Interview segment: Gary Lewis, Paul Revere, and Sam the Sham give their views on John Lennon's (alleged) comment that the Beatles were 'bigger than Jesus.'

  • James Brown / The Rovin' Kind (August 6, 1966)

    James Brown - "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" & "Money Won't Change You."
    The Rovin' Kind - "Right on Time" and "Night People."
    "Hot Line" segment: a telephone interview with Percy Sledge.
    Atlanta disc jockey Paul Drew is also interviewed via telephone.

  • The Syndicate of Sound / Ian Whitcomb (July 30, 1966)

    The Syndicate of Sound - "Little Girl" and "That Kind of Man."
    Ian Whitcomb - "You Won't See Me" and "This Sporting Life."
    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with Sonny and Cher.
    Norfolk, VA disc jockey Don Bruce is also interviewed via telephone.

  • The Turtles / Donna Loren
    The Turtles perform "You Baby" & "Outside Chance."
    Donna Loren sings "Call Me" and "I Believe."
    A 'Hot Line' (telephone) interview with Jim Yester of The Association.
  • Kelly Garrett / Danny Hutton (July 16, 1966)

    Kelly Garrett sings "Answer to a Girl's Prayer" and "Toy in the Hands of a Child."
    Danny Hutton performs "Funny How Love Can Be" and "Roses and Rainbows."
    'Hot Line' segment: A telephone interview with Dave Clark (of the Dave Clark Five).
    Chicago disc jockey Ron Riley of WLS-AM is also interviewed via telephone.

  • The Leaves / Keith Allison (July 9, 1966)

    The Leaves perform "Hey Joe" and "Girl from the East."
    Keith Allison sings "Look At Me" and "I Ain't Blaming You."
    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with Dee Robb (of The Robbs).

  • The Vogues / Ketty Lester (July 2, 1966)

    The Vogues perform "The Land of Milk and Honey" & "Magic Town."
    Ketty Lester sings "When a Woman Loves a Man" and "Nice and Easy."
    'Hot Line' segment: A telephone interview with Dave Berk, Dick Dodd, and Larry Tamblyn of The Standells.
    Dick Clark interviews Cincinnati DJ Dusty Rhodes.

  • Neil Diamond / The Great Scots (June 25, 1966)

    Neil Diamond - "Solitary Man."
    The Great Scots - "Ball and Chain."
    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with John Beck of The Leaves.

  • Love / Steve Alaimo (June 18, 1966)

    --Arthur Lee & Love - "A Message to Pretty" and "My Little Red Book."
    --Steve Alaimo - "So Much Love" and "May We?"
    --'Hot Line' segment: A telephone interview with Captain Beefheart.
    --'Hollywood Hot Line': Phone interview with Chicago disc jockey Ron Riley (of WLS radio).

  • The Blues Project / Roy Head (June 11, 1966)

    Roy Head - "Treat Her Right."
    The Blues Project - "I Want to Be Your Driver."
    "Hot Line" segment: a telephone interview with Petula Clark.

  • Roy Orbison / The Sunrays (June 4, 1966)

    Roy Orbison - "Oh, Pretty Woman."
    The Sunrays - "Andrea."

  • The Gentrys / The Olympics (May 28, 1966)

    The Olympics - "Big Boy Pete."
    The Gentrys - "Keep on Dancing" and "Everyday I Have To Cry."
    "Hot Line" segment: a telephone conversation with Bobby Fuller.

  • The Tokens / Roy Head (May 21, 1966)

    The Tokens - "I Hear Trumpets Blow."
    Roy Head - "Treat Her Right."

  • Brian Hyland / Just Us (May 14, 1966)

    Brian Hyland - "Sealed with a Kiss" (and possibly "3000 Miles").
    Just Us - "I Can't Grow Peaches on a Cherry Tree" and "Only If You Love Me."
    "Hot Line" segment: a telephone interview with Howard Kaylan of The Turtles.

  • Otis Redding / The Shadows of Knight (May 7, 1966)

    Otis Redding - "Satisfaction."
    The Shadows of Knight - "Gloria."
    'Hot Line' segment: A phone interview with singer P.J. Proby.

  • Jackie DeShannon / Bob Kuban and In-Men
    Jackie DeShannon - "Come and Get Me."
    Bob Kuban & The In-Men - "The Teaser."
    'Hot Line' segment: A phone interview with Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.
  • Martha and the Vandellas / Tommy Boyce (April 23, 1966)

    Martha & The Vandellas - "My Baby Loves Me."
    Tommy Boyce - "Action."
    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with Stevie Wonder.

  • Norma Tanega / Eddie Holman (April 16, 1966)

    Norma Tanega - "Walkin' my Cat Named Dog."
    Eddie Holman - "This Can't Be True."
    "Hot Line" segment: a telephone interview with The Righteous Brothers.

  • The Beau Brummels (April 9, 1966)

    The Beau Brummels - "One Too Many Mornings" & "Laugh, Laugh."
    "Hot Line" segment: a telephone interview with Chris Hillman of The Byrds.

  • Mel Carter / The Ventures / Don Knotts (April 2, 1966)

    Mel Carter sings "Band of Gold" (and possibly "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me").
    The Ventures perform "Secret Agent Man."
    Don Knotts (actor-comedian, formerly of "The Andy Griffith Show") - talks about his new movie "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken."

  • The Sir Douglas Quintet / Roy Clark
    The Sir Douglas Quintet - "She's About a Mover" and "The Rains Came."
    Roy Clark - "Rose Colored Glasses"
    In the "Hot Line" (phone interview) segment, Dick Clark talks with Rick Henn and Marty DiGiovanni of the Sunrays.
  • Paul Revere & The Raiders / Bob Braun
    Paul Revere & The Raiders - "Baby Please Don't Go" and "Kicks."
    Bob Braun sings "Til Death Do Us Part" and "My Heart Keeps Holding On."
    Dick Clark interviews Herb Alpert.
  • Chris Montez / B.J. Thomas (March 12, 1966)

    Chris Montez - "Call Me" and "Let's Dance."
    B.J. Thomas - "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."
    "Hot Line" segment: a telephone interview with Doug Sahm of the Sir Douglas Quintet.

  • Freddy Cannon / Duane Eddy (March 5, 1966)

    Freddy Cannon sings "The Dedication Song" and "Action."
    Duane Eddy - "Because They're Young" and "El Rancho Grande."
    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with Rod Allen of The Fortunes.

  • The T-Bones / Donna Loren
    The T-Bones perform "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)" (Alka-Seltzer jingle) and "Sippin' and Chippin'." Donna Loren sings "If You Really Love Me."
  • Mamas and the Papas / Bob Lind
    The Mamas and The Papas - "California Dreamin'" and "I Call Your Name."

    Bob Lind - "Elusive Butterfly" and "Cheryl's Goin' Home."
  • The Young Rascals / Al Martino (February 12, 1966)

    The Young Rascals - "Slow Down" and "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore."
    Al Martino - "Spanish Eyes" and "Think I'll Go Somewhere And Cry Myself To Sleep."

  • Paul Revere and the Raiders / Ray Peterson (February 5, 1966)

    Paul Revere & The Raiders - "Just Like Me" & "Steppin' Out."
    Ray Peterson - "Love Hurts" and "Corinna, Corinna."

  • Peter & Gordon / The Kingsmen
    Peter & Gordon sing "Don't Pity Me" and "Woman." The Kingsmen perform "Gamma Goochie" and "The Jolly Green Giant." Plus, a telephone interview with The Yardbirds.
  • Chad and Jeremy / Joe Tex
    Chad & Jeremy perform "Teenage Failure" and "Willow Weep for Me." Joe Tex sings "A Sweet Woman Like You" and "Hold On To What You've Got." Plus, an interview with the Knickerbockers.
  • Bobby Goldsboro / Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
    Bobby Goldsboro - "If You've Got a Heart" & "Voodoo Woman"
    Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels - "Jenny Take a Ride" & "I Feel Good"
    Also, a telephone interview with Lou Christie.
  • Lou Christie / The Knickerbockers (January 8, 1966)

    Lou Christie sings "Lightnin' Strikes."
    The Knickerbockers perform "Lies" and "The Coming Generation."
    Plus, a telephone interview with former Beatles drummer Pete Best.

  • Mel Carter / Keith Allison (January 1, 1966)

    Mel Carter - "Love is All We Need."
    Keith Allison - "Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller."
    'Hot Line' segment: A phone interview with singer Marvin Gaye.

  • Bobby Rydell / Dick and DeeDee (December 25, 1965)

    Bobby Rydell - "Roses in the Snow."
    Dick and DeeDee sing "Use What You've Got" and "Mountain's High."
    "Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with Dave Clark (of the DC5).

  • April & Nino / Josephine Sunday / Murray the K

    April and Nino (Stevens and Nino Tempo) sing "Begin the Beguine" and "Hey Baby."
    Josephine Sunday sings "You Won't Even Know Her Name."
    Dick Clark interviews in-studio guest Murray the K, the popular New York City disc jockey.

  • Dee Dee Sharp / Deep Six (December 11, 1965)

    Dee Dee Sharp sings "I Really Love You" and "Mashed Potatoes."
    The Deep Six perform "The Rising Sun" and "Strollin' Blues."
    Also, an interview with Lou Christie.

  • Gary Lewis and the Playboys / Diane and Anita (December 4, 1965)

    Gary Lewis & The Playboys - "Everybody Loves A Clown" and "Save Your Heart for Me."
    Diane & Annita  - "One by One" and "Why Do You Take So Long to Say Goodnight?"
    In the "Hot Line" segment, a telephone interview with Dusty Springfield.

  • Ronnie Dove / Ian Whitcomb
    Ronnie Dove sings "Kiss Away."

    Ian Whitcomb performs "Nervious" and "You Turn Me On." Also, an interview with Bobby Vee.
  • Smokey Robinson & the Miracles / Gale Garnett
    Smokey Robinson & The Miracles perform "My Girl Has Gone." Gale Garnett sings her 1964 hit "We'll Sing the Sunshine." Also, an interview with Freddie and the Dreamers.
  • The Gentrys / Bobby Vee
    The Gentrys perform "Keep On Dancing." Bobby Vee sings "Run to Him" & "High Coin." Additional guest? Fontella Bass--"Rescue Me."
  • The Sunrays / Brenda Holloway (November 6, 1965)

    The Sunrays perform "I Live for the Sun" and "Bye Baby Bye."
    Brenda Holloway - "When I'm Gone" and "You Can Cry on My Shoulder."

  • The Mojo Men / Barry Young / Ted Cassidy
    The AB66 Halloween Party:
    The Mojo Men - "Dance with Me" & "Loneliest Guy in Town."
    Barry Young - "One Has My Name (the Other Has My Heart)."
    Ted Cassidy talks about the new dance craze "The Lurch" named after his character on "THE ADDAMS FAMILY".
  • Jackie DeShannon / The Spokesmen
    Jackie DeShannon - "A Lifetime of Loneliness"
    The Spokesmen - "Dawn of Correction"
    Dick Clark interviews Bobby Rydell (possibly via telephone).
  • The Toys / Joey Paige
    The Toys sing "A Lover's Concerto" and "This Night."
    Joey Paige performs "Gone Back To Tennessee" and "Goodnight My Love."
  • Barbara Mason / The Vejetables (October 9, 1965)

    Barbara Mason - "Yes, I'm Ready" (and possibly "Sad, Sad Girl").
    The Vejtables - "I Still Love You."
    Dick Clark talks by phone with Atlanta disc jockey Pat Hughes.

  • Derek Martin / Steve Alaimo (October 2, 1965)

    Derek Martin - "You Better Go" and "Your Daddy Wants His Baby Back."
    Steve Alaimo - "Hitchhike" and "Blowin' in the Wind."
    Dick Clark interviews El Paso disc jockey Charlie Russell (telephone interview?).

  • Dobie Gray / Glen Campbell (September 25, 1965)

    Dobie Gray sings "The 'In' Crowd."
    Glen Campbell performs "Tomorrow Never Comes."

  • Neil Sedaka / The Royalettes (September 18, 1965)

    Neil Sedaka - "Breaking Up is Hard to Do."
    The Royalettes - "Poor Boy."
    "Hollywood Hot Line" segment: A telephone interview with Tac Hammer, a disc jockey at WAKX-AM, Duluth.

  • Gene Chandler / Ketty Lester (September 11, 1965)

    Gene Chandler sings "Good Times" and "Nothing Can Stop Me."
    Ketty Lester sings "Love Letters" and "I'll Be Looking Back."