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Published:September 18th, 2008 00:58 EST
The Best of American Bandstand: September 17

The Best of American Bandstand: September 17

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, this here is American Bandstand, where on this day of September 17 in the year 1966, Mr. Neil Diamond stopped by to performed one of his biggest singles, "Cherry Cherry".  Then, in 1977, The Brothers Johnson came by with "Strawberry Letter #23".

And Happy Days were here again in 1983, when Scott Baio made teenage girls screamed on Bandstand with "Some Girls" and "She`s Trouble".

And it all happened here on AMERICAN .....


For now, Garrett Godwin, so long!