“Bandstand Days” by Nancye Tuttle

With some prompting by Dean Johnson of 980 WCAP, Nancye Tuttle recalls her relationship with American Bandstand on Nancye’s World. Here’s what Nancye wrote:

Listening to Dean Johnson interview Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon today on WCAP took me back to my teen years when I was an American Bandstand fanatic and loved Freddy, Bobby Vee and all the rest of the oldies but goodies stars appearing on Saturday night at a salute to the oldies show at Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

And, truth be told, I didn’t just love Bandstand, I lived it, breathed it and danced on it. Yes, it’s true. I lived not too far from Philly and had a doting dad who didn’t mind piling my pals and me into the old Dodge wagon to transport us to the show. We loved getting tickets and we loved every minute of it, from mingling with the regulars to dancing in the spotlight dance and watching the up and coming stars. Those I saw included Sam Cooke, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell.

Great memories of a great time. Thanks, Dean for bringing them back today with Freddie.