Where The Action is

Dick Clark’s impact on our musical tastes is powerful and long-lasting. In the summer of 1965, Dick Clark Productions produced a weekday afternoon television show that was broadcast on WABC-TV in the New York City metro market.  The program proved to be a precursor to MTV because it was a form of music television that featured video hit after video hit.

The show aired from 1965 through 1967.  Most of the telecasts, all of which were produced in black-and-white, were taped at various locales in Southern California. The Summer of Love in 1967 would shift Top 40 to album rock, as listener tastes matured and became more defined.

I was glued to the television set watching the artists perform in all those great sunny beach locations and amusement parks. The show developed a cast of music regulars featuring one of my mid-sixties favorites Paul Revere and the Raiders.

Here’s one of the hits they made famous on the show, Just Like Me from Spotify…

Paul Revere & The Raiders – Just Like Me

Paul Revere and the Raiders

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