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American Bandstand Dick Clark and the Making of a Rock 'n' Roll Empire

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ISBN-10: 0195130898

ISBN-13: 9780195130898

Edition: 1999

Authors: John A. Jackson

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"I don't make culture, I sell it" Dick Clark once remarked. Indeed, the man who reigned as host of American Bandstand for nearly four decades may not have invented rock 'n' roll, but he sold it to the American public better than anyone before or since. Before Clark, rock 'n' roll was the step child of radio--which took to playing records as a cost-saving measure after television siphoned off radios most lucrative sponsors. But it was network television--and specifically Clarks Bandstand--that ultimately legitimized what was then viewed by most adults as vulgar, low-class music, broadcasting a sanitized vision of rock 'n' roll straight into Americas living rooms five afternoons a week. …    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/3/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Genesis
Bob Horn's Bandstand
Dick Clark's Bandstand
Philadelphia, U.S.A.
At the Hop
Saturday Night
A Television Personality
Rubicon
Clarkola
The Past as Prologue
From Chubby Checker to the Beatles
Where the Action Is
America's Oldest Living Teenager
Epilogue
Appendices
American Bandstand Timeline
Dick Clark's Top Ten
The Bottom Ten
Notes
Bibliography
Index