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Published:September 16th, 2008 22:28 EST
The Best of American Bandstand: September 16

The Best of American Bandstand: September 16

By Garrett Godwin

We`re goin` hoppin (hop!)
We`re goin` hoppin` today
Where things are poppin` (pop!) the Philadelphia way
We`re gonna drop (drop!) in on all the music they play
On the Bandstand
                        -Barry Manilow


Hey, welcome to American Bandstand, where on this day of September 16 in the year 1959, Barry Mann.  Also in 1967, The Lewis & Clark Expedition stopped by to performed "I Feel Good", along Brenda Holloway with "You`ve Made Me So Very Happy".

In 1972, Rick Springfield came down under from Australia to make his debut on American Bandstand -- singing his first American hit, "Speak to the Sky".  This rising singer-songwriter went to check into General Hospital as both Dr. Noah Drake (1981-83, 2005-present) and lookalike rock star Eli Love (2007-present); have four platinum albums, racked up over a dozen Top 40 hits, starred in the 1984 movie Hard to Hold, and won a Grammy for his 1981 #1 signature song, "Jessie`s Girl -- the anthem of the power-pop genre.  His new album, Venus in Overdrive, is in stores now.

And in 1978, Foxy came on Bandstand to sing "Get Off".

Sadly, that is all the time we have here today, so thank you for joining me.  For now, Garrett Godwim, so long, and I`ll see you on AMERICAN .....