Thursday, February 19, 2015

Calendar* Correction: The Miracles on American Bandstand

A heads-up to DJ's who plan their shows a week in advance, especially if you use other sources...

On February 27, 1960, numerous websites claim that the Miracles made their television debut singing "Shop Around" on American Bandstand.  This is inaccurate.

"Shop Around" was not released nationally until October 15, making the February 27 date impossible.  Jack Ryan, in his book Recollections, the Detroit Year:  The Motown Sound by the People who Made It, The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame, and all confirm that the correct date is December 27, and that not only did the Miracles make their debut on the show, but they were the first Motown act to appear on 'American Bandstand.


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