"American Bandstand" : Dick Clark and the Making of a Rock 'n' Roll Empire
This work provides an examination of Dick Clark's landmark television show, "American Bandstand." It is both a history of the show and the changing styles of rock and roll music over four decades, and an examination of the business behind the show and how Clark used his unique position as America's only nationally televised disc jockey to fashion a financial empire from within the pop music industry. Based on extensive interviews with music business figures, recording stars and Dick Clark himself, this book reveals what took place behind as well as in front of ABC-TV's cameras, and shares a story that few outside the show's inner circle knew existed.
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 152.4 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 703.06g
- 09 Oct 1997
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- 36 halftones, 1 line drawing, bibliography
About John A. Jackson
About the Author: John A. Jackson is the author of the prize-winning Big Beat Heat: Alan Freed and the Early Years of Rock & Roll.