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Today in
Television History

1960 - Chubby Checker performed "The Twist" on American TV for the first time on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Rod Stewart made his television debut on the British show "The Beat Room."

1991 - Harry Reasoner died at the age of 68. He was a newsman for CBS-TV.

1993 - The final episode of "Perfect Strangers" aired on ABC.

1998 - The last new episode of Magic Johnson's talk show, "The Magic Hour," aired. The musical guests on the show were Boys II Men, Simply Red, Mary J. Blige and Hanson.

2000 - It was announced that Ice-T would play a detective on the TV series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."


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Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - Dale Hawkins performed "Susie Q" on "American Bandstand."

1957 - Don Rondo performed "White Silver Sands" on "American Bandstand."

1958 - Jackie Wilson performed "We Have Love" on "American Bandstand."

1958 - The Royal Teens performed "Harvey's Got a Girlfriend" on "American Bandstand."

1959 - Eugene Church and the Fellows performed "Miami" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Chubby Checker performed "The Twist" on American TV for the first time on "American Bandstand."

1966 - James Brown performed "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" and "Money Won't Change You" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - Andy Gibb performed "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - The Blasters performed "Red Rose" and "Long White Cadillac" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - On "American Bandstand," a video of Lindsey Buckingham performing "Holiday Road" was shown.


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"I just want to say to the kids out there watching: You can do anything you want in life. Unless Jay Leno wants to do it too."
- Conan OBrien




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