Daily Dose of Music History (August 5, 2015). On this day in 1957, American Bandstand first aired on US television. Dick Clark had replaced Bob Horn the previous year when the show was still called Bandstand, Clark went on to host the show until 1989. Countless acts appeared on the show over the years, including Abba, The Doors, Talking Heads, Madonna, Otis Redding, R.E.M. and Pink Floyd.
Happy Birthday: Pat Smear (Nirvana/Foo FIghters), Jeff Coffin (saxophonist, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and Dave Matthews Band). and Adam Yauch (The Beastie Boys).