Davis High School later renamed A. Davis Middle School in Mount Vernon, where he was an average student. Almost immediately, he was asked to fill in for the vacationing weatherman, and within a few months he was announcing station breaks. Clark was responsible for a similar program on the company's radio station, and served as a regular substitute host when Horn went on vacation. According to Hollywood producer Michael Uslan , "he was able to use his unparalleled communication skills to present rock 'n roll in a way that was palatable to parents.
With Dick Clark All Star Band - Mangione Magic
Background[ edit ] Dick Clark talks to Myrna Horowitz, one of the original dancers when the program began in , on the show's 18th anniversary in Hosted by Bob Horn as a television adjunct to his radio show of the same name on WFIL radio, Bandstand mainly featured short musical films produced by Snader Telescriptions and Official Films , with occasional studio guests. This incarnation was an early predecessor of sorts of the music video shows that became popular in the s, featuring films that are themselves the ancestors of music videos. Horn, however, was disenchanted with the program, so he wanted to have the show changed to a dance program, with teenagers dancing along on camera as the records played, based on an idea that came from a radio show on WPEN , The Club, hosted by Joe Grady and Ed Hurst. This more-familiar version of Bandstand debuted on October 7, in "Studio 'B'," which was located in their just-completed addition to the original building in West Philadelphia Market Street , and was hosted by Horn, with Lee Stewart as co-host until As WFIL grew financially and the account became less important, Stewart wasn't needed and was eventually dropped from the program.
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