Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Communications • Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1952.
Location. 39° 57.503′ N, 75° 12.742′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Market St, 0.1 miles east of 46th St, on the right when traveling east. Yellow brick building is marked, The Enterprise Center, and has a large (20 feet) satellite Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4548 Market St, Philadelphia PA 19139, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ruth Plumly Thompson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paul Robeson (approx. half a mile away); Laura Wheeler Waring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Herman Herzog (approx. 0.6 miles away); Muhammad's Temple of Islam #12 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Freedom Now Rally (approx. 0.6 miles away); Satterlee U.S.A. General Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gettysburg Stone (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Regarding American Bandstand. During the golden age of rock and roll this was THE after school show to watch every day. It launched the career of Dick Clark as an American music icon, who would later become well-known as host of Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve at Times Square, New York City. For over 50 years Dick Clark has been known as "America's oldest teenager."
Also see . . .
1. American Bandstand - The Museum of Broadcast Communications. “While the three networks provided the majority of prime-time programming and some early afternoon soap operas, local television stations had to fill marginal broadcast periods themselves. Since the primary audience for television viewing in the late afternoons included teenagers just out of school for the day, the teen record party apparently made sense to station managers as a way to generate advertising revenue during that broadcast period. As a result, a number of teen dance party programs found their way into television schedules during the early 1950s.” (Submitted on March 1, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. American Bandstand - At The Hop - Danny And The Juniors.
Additional keywords. Rock and Roll
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2012, by Stephen Nazigian of Folsom, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,225 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2012, by Stephen Nazigian of Folsom, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.