I’ll always remember American Bandstand.
I was lucky, fortunate and blessed to have been born when American Bandstand was being broadcast.
I’m even luckier that I watched it during my formative childhood years. It also didn’t hurt that I was inclined to retain that knowledge and had dreams of being like the legendary host in my own right.
When I was a boy, I thought American Bandstand was the only and best show of its kind. My passion for 1960s nostalgia and memorabilia would reveal American Bandstand had competition from various shows like Shindig. Considering that the other shows folded by the time I was aware of American Bandstand, my original statement about it being the only and best show of its kind still stands.
When you’re a kid, you wish you were older and I wished I was old enough to have attended a taping of American Bandstand. Since that was impossible, I soaked up everything and minute of the show.