Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Today in
Television History

1960 - The Miracles made their first TV appearance on "American Bandstand."

1984 - A Pepsi commercial featuring the Jackson's premiered on MTV.

1997 - ABC-TV aired "Happy Birthday, Elizabeth." Michael Jackson had performed on the show that was taped on February 16, 1997.

2000 - ABC-TV aired the "The Beach Boys" TV movie.

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Today in
Dick Clark's American Bandstand History

1961 - Bill Doggett performed "Honky Tonk Part 2" on American Bandstand.

1965 - Sonny Knight performed "If You Want This Love" and "Love Me as Though There Were No Tomorrow" on American Bandstand.

1965 - Cannibal & the Headhunters performed "Land of 1,000 Dances" on American Bandstand.

1971 - Joe Scarbury performed "Mixed Up Guy" on American Bandstand.

Dick Clark - American Bandstand Quote

"He had boundless energy and a remarkable ability to do innumerable things at any given time."
- Fran La Maina, the longtime president of Dick Clark Productions Inc.

Today in
Saturday Night Live History

1982 - Elizabeth Ashley, Hall and Oates, Harry Anderson, and Joseph Papp were guests on Saturday Night Live.

1988 - Judge Reinhold and 10,000 Maniacs were guests on Saturday Night Live. This was the final episode of the 13th season, which ended early due to a writer's strike.

2001 - "Saturday Night Live - Presidential Bash 2000" was released on VHS.

2010 - Jennifer Lopez was guest on Saturday Night Live. She performed "Alive" and "I'm In Love."

Saturday Night Live Quote

Dad always said that laughter is the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died from tuberculosis.
- Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

Tomorrow in:
Television History
Dick Clark's American Bandstand History