American Bandstand with 26 year old host Dick Clark premiered on August 5th - 1957

August 5, 2017

American Bandstand

with 26 year old host Dick Clark

premiered on the ABC television network

on August 5th of 1957

 

The program was broadcasted locally

on Philadelphia station WFIL in Studio 'B'

located at 4548 Market Street

 

The first record Dick Clark played

on the network debut show

was "That'll Be the Day"

by Buddy Holly 

 

Dick's first guests were

The Chordettes

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