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Today in
Television History

1977 - The John Denver TV special "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" was aired on ABC.

1956 - Perry Como became the first major TV variety-show host to book a rock and roll act on his program. The act was Carl Perkins.

2010 - Monty Hall began hosting "Let's Make a Deal" for a full week.

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Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 - The Playmates performed "Beep Beep" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - The Al Casey Combo performed "Cookin'" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Wayne Newton performed "Heart (I Hear You Beating)" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - The Sir Douglas Quintet performed "Mendocino" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Neil Diamond performed "Brother Love's Travelin' Salvation Show" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - Barry Manilow performed "Mandy" and "It's a Miracle" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - Minnie Riperton performed "Lovin' You" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Cindy Bullens performed "Trust Me" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Kool & the Gang performed "Ladies Night" and "Too Hot" on "American Bandstand."

Television Quotes

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
- Groucho Marx

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