Wages of Spin: Dick Clark, American Bandstand and the Payola Scandals
Wages of Spin: Dick Clark, American Bandstand and the Payola Scandals Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 8:00 AM
A fascinating, multi-dimensional and provocative account of the evolution of the Philadelphia music scene between 1952 and 1962, the evolution of American Bandstand, and the creation of one of the industry's true moguls, Dick Clark. Pulling no punches, the documentary takes on the highly-controversial subject of the payola scandals of the time period and Clark's testimony before Congress. Performers interviewed include Chubby Checker, Connie Francis, Fabian, Frankie Avalon, Len Barry, Charlie Gracie, members of The Beach Boys, Danny & the Juniors and many others.
- KQED World: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
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