― …55 years ago today, American Bandstand first aired on TV! ∙ I was five! ∙ Dick Clark made it all happen for us… ∙ Billy Williams… ∙ …and the Chordettes… ∙ …were the first acts showcased. ∙ It was Ann’s 14th birthday, she would have been 69 today. ∙ We all miss her, and we all miss the REAL American Bandstand too! ∙ Share and Enjoy: .