The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show - Season 3

ABC (ended 1960)




Episode Guide

  • 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."