The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show

ABC (ended 1960)




Episode Guide

  • Season 3
    • Final show (with highlights from past shows)
      Final show - with highlights from past shows:
      --Bobby Darin - "Splish Splash" & "Mack the Knife"
      --Connie Francis - "Lipstick on Your Collar"
      --Frankie Avalon - "De De Dinah"
      --Fabian - "Turn Me Loose"
      --Bobby Rydell - "Kissin' Time"
      --Annette Funicello and Paul Anka - sing a medley.
      --Duane Eddy and the Rebels - "Rebel Rouser" & "40 Miles of Bad Road."moreless
    • The Platters; Mark Dinning; Viscounts; Danny & the Juniors
      Scheduled guests:
      --The Platters - "Red Sails in the Sunset" & "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
      --Danny and the Juniors - "Twistin' U.S.A."
      --Viscounts (instrumental quintet) - "Night Train"
      --Mark Dinning - "Lovin' Touch" & "Teen Angel"
      --Jo Ann Campbell - "Kookie Little Paradise"
    • The Ventures; Lloyd Price; Jamie Horton; Fabian
      Fabian - "King of Love" and "Tomorrow"
      Additional guests (scheduled):
      --The Ventures - "Walk, Don't Run"
      --Lloyd Price - "Personality" and "Question"
      --Jamie Horton - "My Little Marine" and "Robot Man"
    • Jackie Wilson; Joanie Sommers; Annette Funicello; Neil Sedaka
      Scheduled guests:
      --Jackie Wilson - "All My Love" and "A Woman, a Lover, a Friend."
      --Annette Funicello - "O Dio Mio" and "Pineapple Princess."
      --Neil Sedaka - "Run, Samson, Run" and "You Mean Everything to Me."
      --Joanie Sommers - "One Boy"
    • Frankie Lymon, Jim Reeves, Dion and the Belmonts, Bobby Comstock

      --Frankie Lymon - "Little Bitty Pretty One."
      --Dion & The Belmonts - "Swinging on a Star."
      Additional guests/songs (scheduled):
      --Dion and the Belmonts - "In the Still of the Night."
      --Jim Reeves - "I'm Getting Better" and "He'll Have to Go."
      --Paul Evans - "Midnite Special" and "Happy-Go-Lucky-Me."
      --Bobby Comstock - "Bony Moronie" and/or "Do That Little Thing."

    • Chubby Checker, Conway Twitty, Ray Peterson, Billy Bland, The Ivy Three

      August 6, 1960 - Show # 130
      --Chubby Checker - "The Twist."
      --The Ivy Three - "Yogi."
      Additional guests (scheduled):
      --Ray Peterson - "Tell Laura I Love Her."
      --Conway Twitty - "Is a Bluebird Blue?" and "She's Mine."
      --Billy Bland - "Pardon Me" and "Let The Little Girl Dance."

    • July 30, 1960: Jimmy Clanton, Jerry Wallace, The Dimensions, Johnny and the Hurricanes

      Scheduled guests:
      --Jimmy Clanton - "Come Back" and "Wait."
      --Jerry Wallace - "Swingin' Down the Lane" & "Teardrops in the Rain."
      --Johnny & the Hurricanes - "Down Yonder" & "Rockin' Goose."
      --The Dimensions - "Over The Rainbow."

    • July 23, 1960: Roy Orbison, The Crests, Anita Bryant, Donnie Brooks

      --Roy Orbison - "Only the Lonely" and "Uptown."
      --Anita Bryant - "Paper Roses" and "In My Little Corner of the World."

      Additional guests (scheduled):
      --Donnie Brooks - "Mission Bell."
      --The Crests (vocal group) - "Trouble in Paradise."

    • July 16, 1960: Brian Hyland, Bobby Rydell, Johnny Burnette, Jimmy Jones, Al Alberts

      --Brian Hyland - "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini."
      --Bobby Rydell - "Volare."

      Additional guests/songs (scheduled):
      --Bobby Rydell - "I'd Do It Again."
      --Johnny Burnette - "Dreamin'."
      --Jimmy Jones - "Handy Man."
      --Al Alberts - "Blue Bird of Happiness."

    • From Hollywood: The Everly Brothers, Jeanne Black, Deane Hawley, Larry Bright
      Broadcast from Hollywood with scheduled guests:
      --The Everly Brothers - "Cathy's Clown," "When Will I Be Loved?" & "So Sad"
      --Jeanne Black - "He'll Have to Stay" & "Lisa"
      --Deane Hawley - "Look for a Star"
      --Larry Bright - "Mo-Jo Workout"
      (This was the 5th and last stop of Dick's "On the Road" series.)moreless
    • From Chicago: Brenda Lee, Freddy Cannon, Tommy Edwards. Jack Scott
      Scheduled guests (show broadcast from Chicago):
      --Brenda Lee - "I'm Sorry" and "That's All You Gotta Do"
      --Freddy Cannon - "Jump Over"
      --Tommy Edwards - "I Really Don't Want to Know"
      --Jack Scott - "Burning Bridges"
    • Jan & Dean, Dorsey Burnette, The Olympics, The Four Preps
      Scheduled guests:
      --The Olympics - "Big Boy Pete"
      --Jan & Dean - "Baby Talk" & "We Go Together"
      --Dorsey Burnette - "Hey Little One"
      --The Four Preps - "Got a Girl"
    • The Safaris, The Hollywood Argyles, Jimmy Rodgers, The Crosby Brothers
      Scheduled guests (broadcast from Hollywood):
      --The Safaris - "Image of a Girl"
      --The Hollywood Argyles - "Alley-Oop"
      --The Crosby Brothers (Bing's sons Dennis, Philip and Lindsay) - "The Green Grass Grows"
      --Jimmie Rodgers - "Just A Little Closer Walk With Thee"
    • Bobby Darin, The Crests, The Fendermen, The Skyliners, Paul Evans

      June 11, 1960 - Show # 122
      From Pittsburgh (taped outside of WTAE channel 4's studios):
      --The Skyliners - "Pennies from Heaven."
      --The Crests with Johnny Maestro - "Trouble in Paradise."
      Additional guests (scheduled):
      --Bobby Darin - "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home" and "I'll Be There."
      --The Fendermen - "Mule Skinner Blues."
      --Paul Evans - "Happy-Go-Lucky Me."
      --The Flamingos - "Mio Amore."

    • Johnny Preston; Santo & Johnny; Frankie Avalon; The Playmates
      Scheduled guests:
      --Frankie Avalon - "Tuxedo Junction"
      --Johnny Preston - "Cradle of Love"
      --Santo and Johnny - "Lazy Days"
      --Carl Dobkins Jr. - "Exclusively Yours"
      --The Playmates - "I Love a Parade of Pretty Girls"
    • Jimmy Jones; LaVern Baker; Harold Dorman; Anita Bryant

      Scheduled guests:
      --Jimmy Jones - "Good Timin'"
      --Johnny Tillotson -  "Earth Angel."
      --LaVern Baker - "Shadows of Love."
      --Jeanne Black - "He'll Have to Stay."
      --Harold Dorman - "Mountain of Love."
      Note: According to a newspaper listing, Anita Bryant ("Paper Roses") cancelled her appearance on this show.

    • Neil Sedaka; Jimmy Clanton; Kitty Kallen; Mark Dinning

      Scheduled guests:
      --Neil Sedaka - "Stairway to Heaven."
      --Jimmy Clanton - "Another Sleepless Night."
      --Kitty Kallen - "Make Love to Me."
      --Mark Dinning - "Star is Born."
      --The Garden City Sentimentals (an instrumental combo & winners of a nation-wide "Bourbon Street Beat" high school band contest).

    • Connie Francis; Bobby Freeman; The Fleetwoods

      May 14, 1960 - Show # 118
      --The Fleetwoods - "Mr. Blue."
      --Connie Francis - "Everybody's Somebody's Fool."
      Additional gusts/songs (scheduled):
      --Ron Holden - "Love You So."
      --Connie Francis - "Jealous of You."
      --Bobby Freeman - "When You're Smiling" and "I Need Someone."
      --The Fleetwoods - "Runaround"and "Come Softly To Me."

    • Duane Eddy & the Rebel Rousers; Annette Funicello; Skip & Flip
      Scheduled guests:
      --Duane Eddy and the Rebel Rousers - "Because They're Young" and "Shezam"
      --Skip and Flip - "Cherry Pie"
      --Annette Funicello - "O Dio Mio"
      --Junior and his Friends - "Who's Our Pet, Annette?" (Junior was Andrew Anka Jr., the 10-year-old brother of Paul Anka)
      --Eddie Quinteros - "Come Dance with Me"moreless
    • Jackie Wilson; Freddy Cannon; Conway Twitty; Rod Lauren

      Pre-recorded show with scheduled guests:
      --Jackie Wilson - "Doggin' Around" and "Night."
      --Conway Twitty - "What Am I Living For?"
      --Freddy Cannon - "Jump Over."
      --Rod Lauren - "Listen My Love." 
      --Teddy Randazzo - "Way of a Clown."

    • Paul Anka, Billy Bland, The Brothers Four, Jill Corey, Billy & Lillie

      A Summer Theatre-themed show:
      --Billy Bland - "Let the Little Girl Dance."

      Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
      --Paul Anka - "Puppy Love."
      --The Brothers Four - "Greenfields."
      --Billy and Lillie - "Free for All."
      --Jill Corey - "Lonely Life" (written by Paul Anka).


    • Jan & Dean, Bobby Rydell, Jack Scott, Paul Evans, Bill Black's Combo
      Scheduled guests:
      --Jan and Dean - "White Tennis Sneakers"
      --Bill Black's Combo - "White Silver Sands"
      --Jack Scott - "What in the World's Come Over You?" & "Burning Bridges"
      --Bobby Rydell
      --Paul Evans - "Midnite Special"
    • Dion & the Belmonts; Adam Wade; Anita Bryant; June Valli; Jerry Wallace
      Scheduled guests:
      --Dion & the Belmonts - "Where or When" & "When You Wish Upon a Star"
      --Anita Bryant - "Paper Roses"
      --June Valli - "Apple Green"
      --Adam Wade - "Ruby"
      --Jerry Wallace - "Little Coco Palm"
    • Sandra Dee; Johnny Horton; Connie Francis; Lloyd Price; Johnny Ferguson
      Scheduled guests:
      --Sandra Dee (actress)
      --Johnny Horton - "Sink the Bismark"
      --Lloyd Price - "Lady Luck" & "No Ifs - No Ands".
      --Connie Francis - "Mama" & "Teddy"
      --Johnny Ferguson - "Angela Jones"
    • Johnny Cash, Frankie Avalon, The Browns, Bob Crewe, The Four Preps
      Scheduled guests:
      --Johnny Cash - "Rebel"
      --The Browns - "Old Lamplighter"
      --Frankie Avalon - "All Those Teardrops"
      --Bob Crewe - "Water Boy"
      --The Four Preps - "Down by the Station"
    • Dorsey Burnette, Bobby Darin, The Coasters, Freddy Cannon

      Guests include:
      --The Coasters - "Searchin'."
      --Bobby Darin - "Beyond The Sea."
      --Dorsey Burnette - "(There Was A) Tall Oak Tree."

      Additional guests/songs (scheduled):
      --Freddy Cannon - "Chattanooga Show Shine Boy."
      --The Coasters - "Besame Mucho."
      --Bobby Darin - "Clementine."


    • Jackie Wilson, Fabian, The Crests, John Gary, Santo & Johnny
      Fabian - "String Along" and "About This Thing Called Love"
      Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
      --Jackie Wilson - "Night"
      --Santo and Johnny - "Caravan"
      --The Crests
      --John Gary
      Note: Freddy Cannon may have also appeared on this show. He was also scheduled for next week's show.
    • Nick Adams, Clyde McPhatter, Bobby Rydell, Sammy Turner, Johnny & the Hurricanes
      Scheduled guests:
      --Nick Adams (actor, from "The Rebel" TV series)
      --Clyde McPhatter
      --Bobby Rydell - "Wild One" & "Little Bitty Girl"
      --Sammy Turner - "Paradise"
      --Johnny & the Hurricanes - "Beatnick Fly"
      --Johnny Desmond
    • Dion & the Belmonts, Marv Johnson, The Skyliners, Janice Harper, Paul Evans
      Scheduled guests:
      --Marv Johnson - "You Got What It Takes"
      --Dion and the Belmonts - "Where Or When"
      --Paul Evans - "Midnite Special"
      --Janice Harper
      --The Skyliners (vocal group)
      --The Little Dippers (vocal group) - "Forever"
    • Frankie Ford, Bill Haley & the Comets, Johnny Tillotson, Bob Beckham, Ray Smith
      Bill Haley and The Comets - "Rock Around The Clock"
      Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
      --Frankie Ford - "Sea Cruise" and "Time After Time"
      --Bob Beckham - How Much?"
      --Ray Smith - "Rocking Little Angel"
      --Johnny Tillotson - "Why Do I Love You So?"
      Additional songs?
      --Bill Haley and The Comets - "Shake, Rattle and Roll" and "Tamiami"moreless
    • Brenda Lee, Paul Anka, Annette Funicello, The Crew-Cuts, Ernie Fields
      Scheduled guests:
      --Brenda Lee - "Sweet Nothin's"
      --Annette Funicello - "First Name Initial"
      --Paul Anka - "Puppy Love"
      --The Crew Cuts
      --Ernie Fields & his Orchestra
    • Jim Reeves, Adam Wade, Webb Pierce, Jill Corey, Sandy Nelson, The Viscounts
      Scheduled guests:
      --Adam Wade
      --Jill Corey
      --Sandy Nelson (drummer)
      --Jim Reeves - "He'll Have to Go"
      --Webb Pierce - "No Love Have I"
      --The Viscounts (instrumental group) - "Harlem Nocturne"
    • Chuck Berry, Mitzi Gaynor, Lloyd Price, Dee Clark, Stonewall Jackson, The Fireballs

      Scheduled guests:
      --Lloyd Price - "Lady Luck."
      --Dee Clark - "How About That?"
      --Stonewall Jackson - "Mary, Don't You Weep."
      --Mitzi Gaynor (singer-actress) - "I Don't Regret a Thing."
      --The Fireballs (an instrumental quartet) - "Torquay" & "Bulldog."
      --The Passions (vocal group) - "This is My Love."

      Cancelled guest?
      --Chuck Berry is mentioned in TV Guide but not in the (usually more accurate) newspaper listings.moreless

    • The Everly Brothers, Mark Dinning, Jimmy Jones, Robin Luke, Jack Scott, Rod Lauren
      The Everly Brothers - "Let It Be Me" and "Til I Kissed You"
      Jimmy Jones - "Handy Man"
      Mark Dinning - "Teen Angel"
      Rod Lauren - "If I Had A Girl"
      Robin Luke - "Bad Boy"
      Jack Scott - "What In The World's Come Over You?"
      Please see "Recap" for more details (episode playlist).moreless
    • Bobby Rydell, Dale Hawkins, Paul Evans, The Knockouts, Teddy Rooney
      Scheduled guests:
      --Bobby Rydell - "We Got Love"
      --Dale Hawkins - "Hot Dog"
      --Paul Evans - "Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat"
      --The Knockouts (a vocal group)
      --Teddy Rooney (child actor, son of Mickey Rooney)
    • Duane Eddy, Jerry Wallace, Titus Turner, Jamie Horton, Bob Crew
      Scheduled guests:
      --Duane Eddy - "Bonnie Came Back"
      --Bob Crew - "Whiffenpoof Song"
      --Jamie Horton - "My Little Marine"
      --Titus Turner - "We Told You Not to Marry"
      --Jerry Wallace - "Primrose Lane" and "Little Coco Palm"
    • Little Anthony and the Imperials, Larry Hall, Jack Scott, Santo & Johnny
      Scheduled guests:
      --Larry Hall - "Sandy"
      --Little Anthony and the Imperials - "Shimmy, Shimmy Ko-Ko Bop"
      --Santo and Johnny (instrumental duo) - "Tear Drop"
      --Jack Scott - "What in the World's Come Over You"
    • Dick Clark's New Year's Eve Party
      From Philadelphia, Dick Clark throws a New Year's Eve Party with scheduled guests:
      Frankie Avalon
      The Amazing Mr. Ballantine (comic magician)
      Jan and Dean - "Baby Talk."
      Kitty Kalen - "That Old Feeling" and "If I Give My Heart to You."
      The Fontane Sisters - "Heart of Stone," "Seventeen," "I'm In Love Again" and "Please Be Kind."
      The Fontane Sisters with Dick Clark - "'A' You're Adorable."
      Buddy Morrow (trombonist, with his orchestra) - "I'll Be Around" and "Some of These Days"moreless
    • Brook Benton; Freddy Cannon; Jimmy Clanton; Ray Peterson
      Scheduled guests: --Brook Benton - "So Many Ways" --Freddy Cannon - "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" --Jimmy Clanton - "Go, Jimmy, Go" --Carl Dobkins, Jr. - "Lucky Devil" --Ray Peterson
    • Jackie Wilson; Toni Fisher; Bill Black; Anita Bryant

      Yuletide Show with scheduled guests:
      --Jackie Wilson - "Talk That Talk."
      --Toni Fisher - "The Big Hurt."
      --Anita Bryant -"Promise Me A Rose."
      --The Four Preps - "Down by the Station."
      --Bill Black and his Combo (instrumental group) - "Smokie (Part 2)."
      --Plus, Sam Levenson and Dick Clark exchange opinions on parents and teenagers.

    • Johnny Preston, Gloria De Haven, Bobby Comstock, The Fireflies
      Scheduled guests:
      --Gloria De Haven (actress)
      --Tommy Facenda - "High School U.S.A."
      --Johnny Preston - "Running Bear"
      --Bobby Comstock & the Counts - "Tennessee Waltz"
      --The Fireflies - "You Were Mine"
      --The Bunin Puppets pantomime the recording of "Nuttin' for Christmas" sung by Kenny & Corky.
    • Connie Francis; Paul Anka; Neil Sedaka; Marv Johnson
      Scheduled guests:
      --Marv Johnson - "You Got What It Takes"
      --Connie Francis - "Among My Souvenirs"
      --Neil Sedaka - "Oh, Carol"
      --Paul Anka - "It's Time to Cry"
      --Ralph DeMarco - "Old Shep"
    • Bobby Freeman; Lloyd Price; Gary Stites; Frankie Avalon; Rod Lauren

      --Bobby Freeman - "Ebb Tide."
      --Lloyd Price - "Won't You Come Home?" and "Come Into My Heart."
      --Frankie Avalon - "Why?" and "Swingin' On A Rainbow."
      --Rod Lauren - "If I Had A Girl."
      --Gary Stites - "Starry Eyed."

    • The Browns; Freddy Cannon; Frankie Laine; Dodie Stevens

      --The Browns - "The Three Bells."
      Additional guests/songs (scheduled):
      --Billy Storm - "Emotion."
      --The Browns - "Scarlet Ribbons."
      --Frankie Laine - "Rockin' Mother."
      --Dodie Stevens -  "Pink Shoelaces."
      --Freddy Cannon - "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans."
      --101 Strings (130-piece orchestra) - "Back Beat Symphony."

    • Fabian; Jimmy Clanton; Johnny & the Hurricanes

      A Dress Rehearsal-themed show with scheduled guests: 
      --Sam Cooke - "There, I've Said It Again."
      --Jimmy Clanton - " Go, Jimmy, Go" and "Just A Dream."
      --Fabian - "This Friendly World" and "Hound Dog Man."
      --Johnny & the Hurricanes - "Reveille Rock."

    • Annette Funicello; Bobby Rydell; The Skyliners; Ernie Fields

      November 7, 1959 - Show # 91
      --Bobby Rydell - "Kissin' Time" and "We Got Love."
      Additional guests (scheduled): 
      --Annette Funicello - "First Name Initial" & "My Heart Became of Age."
      --The Skyliners - "It Happened Today."
      --The Nutty Squirrels - "Uh! Oh! Part 2."
      --Ernie Fields and his Orchestra - "In the Mood."

    • Santo & Johnny; The Revels; The Crests; Carl Mann; Larry Hall

      Halloween Show with scheduled guests:
      --Larry Hall - "Sandy."
      --Carl Mann - "Pretend."
      --The Revels - "Midnight Stroll."
      --Santo and Johnny - "Tear Drop" and "Sleep Walk."
      --The Crests with Johnny Maestro - "The Angels Listened In" and "A Year Ago Tonight."

    • Jan & Dean; The Royal Teens; Jack Scott; Jesse Belvin

      An Underwater-themed show, with guests: 
      --Jesse Belvin - "Give Me Love."
      --Jan and Dean - "Baby Talk" and "There's a Girl."
      Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
      --Royal Teens - "Believe Me."
      --The Rock-A-Teens - "Woo-Hoo."
      --Jack Scott - "The Way I Walk" and "There Comes a Time."


    • Conway Twitty; Kitty Kallen; The Spacemen; The Passions

      --Conway Twitty - "It's Only Make Believe" and "Danny Boy."
      Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
      --Gene and Eunice - "Poco-Loco."
      --Ritchie Hart - "The Great Duane."
      --Kitty Kallen - "If I Give My Heart to You."
      --The Passions (vocal group) - "Just to Be With You."
      --The Spacemen (instrumental group) - "The Clouds."


    • Eddie Cochran; Isley Brothers; Sammy Turner; The Fireflies

      October 10, 1959 - Guests:
      --The Isley Brothers - "Shout."
      --Eddie Cochran - "Somethin' Else" and "Sittin' In The Balcony."
      Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
      --Sammy Turner - "Always."
      --The Fireflies - "You Were Mine."
      --Teddy Randazzo


    • Connie Francis; Sandy Nelson; Paul Evans; Dale Hawkins

      October 3, 1959 - Scheduled guests:
      --Connie Francis - "You're Gonna Miss Me" and "Plenty Good Lovin'."
      --Paul Evans - "Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Back Seat)."
      --The Playmates - "First Love."
      --Darrell Howe - "Gonna Go Round."
      --Dale Hawkins - "Liza Jane."
      --Sandy Nelson (drummer) - "Teen-Beat."


    • Dee Clark; Dion & the Belmonts; Skip & Flip

      Scheduled guests:
      --Dee Clark - "Hey Little Girl."
      --Della Reese - "Don't You Know?" 
      --Dion and the Belmonts - "A Lover's Prayer" and "Every Little Thing I Do."
      --Johnny Tillotson - "True True Happiness."
      --Skip and Flip - "It Was I" and "It Could Be."

    • Chuck Conners; Freddy Cannon; Joni James; Carl Dobkins Jr.; Jerry Wallace

      Scheduled guests:
      --Freddy Cannon - "Okefenokee."
      --Joni James - "Are You Sorry?"
      --Jerry Wallace - "Primrose Lane."
      --Carl Dobkins Jr. - "If You Don't Want My Lovin'."
      --The Ronnie Hawkins Quartet - "Mary Lou."
      --Floyd Robinson - (possibly) "Makin' Love."
      --Chuck Connors (actor, from "The Rifleman") (Note: Chuck Connors might have dropped out of this show. He isn't included in any newspaper listings for this date.)

    • Paul Anka; Bobby Rydell; Neil Sedaka; Roberta Shore

      September 12, 1959 - Show # 83
      From ABC's Little Theatre in Manhattan:
      --The Fleetwoods - "Mr. Blue."
      --Neil Sedaka - "Oh, Carol!" 
      --Bobby Rydell - "Kissin' Time" and "I Dig Girls." 
      --Paul Anka - "Melodie D'Amour" and "Put Your Head On My Shoulder."

  • Season 2
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