Ted Steele's Bandstand first popularized music on television during the
1950s. It is hosted by 40s bandleader and conductor, Ted Steele, who was
also a mentor to famous singers in the likes of Frank Sinatra and Perry
Como. The show is a teen-oriented music program promoting young
talents. One of the episodes features rock and roll legend Bill Haley
singing his hit, Rock Around the Clock. Ted Steele's Bandstand is the
precursor of Dick Clark's American Bandstand, and shown on New York's
WOR-TV (Channel 9).