Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rock and Roll - Bill Haley and the Comets (1955)

I’m not sure what show this is from, but it’s Bill Haley and His Comets from about 1955 or so. It’s not “American Band Stand”; there were so many local TV dance shows it’s almost impossible to tell you where this one came from. But the dancers are really giving it their all! The fashions are as sharp as the dance moves. Not all of the young folks who appeared on these shows were amateurs, there were quite a few “ringers” thrown in, usually placed in the front of the crowd. Funny thing is, I can watch these old shows and really enjoy them. But today’s shows, ones like “Dancing with the Stars”, leave me cold. Maybe it’s the styles, the music, or just the black and white memories of the years past.

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