The Philadelphia high school Regulars who danced on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand in the late 1950s and early 1960s became national celebrities and America’s first reality stars. Teenagers and young adults ran home from school to watch them jitterbug and stroll while they copied their fashions, fads and dance moves.
These Regulars received thousands of fan letters weekly, adorned celebrity and teen magazines, and were mobbed everywhere they went. Then, when they turned 18, the mandatory age to leave the American Bandstand, they basically disappeared from sight, except for occasional reunions and news stories.
Fans have long wondered whatever became of Arlene and Kenny, Bob and Justine, Frani, Pat, Carole, Carmen, Frankie, Billy, Richie and so many more of those Regulars we loved. Now for the first time in over 50 years, BANDSTAND DIARIES brings together all the stories, interviews and rare photos in a nostalgia-filled book you will never forget.