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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: American Bandstand Broadcast Birthplace

Historical marker in front of the studio where Bandstand, and then American Bandstand, was televised from 1952 until 1964. The place where American teens learned to do the Twist and Loco-Motion.

4548 Market St., Philadelphia, PA
Downtown, on the south side of Market St., just east of its intersection with S. 46th St.
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American Bandstand Broadcast Birthplace

Historical marker honors the studio from which Dick Clark's American Bandstand show was televised, from 1956 until 1964. It then was moved to Los Angeles, where it was continually and nationally televised on the ABC network until 1989. The Philadelphia studio hosted literally hundreds of popular music artists who were involved in the early years of Rock and Roll.

[Bob Morehen, 10/14/2022]

Bandstand, a TV show with dancing teens, had been broadcast from the studio beginning in 1952 with host Bob Horn. The show became American Bandstand in 1957 and Bob's replacement, Dick Clark, became famous.

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