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S16 E01

Sep 2, 1972
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Andy and David Williams Sep 2, 1972 --Andy and David Williams (singers, nephews of singer Andy Williams)

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S16 E02

Sep 9, 1972
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Staple Singers (on film) Sep 9, 1972 The Staple Singers (on film) - ""I'll Take You There""

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S16 E03

Sep 16, 1972
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Rick Springfield Sep 16, 1972 Rick Springfield - ""Speak to the Sky""

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S16 E04

Sep 23, 1972
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Sept. 23, 1972: Pre-empted (for College Football) Sep 23, 1972

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S16 E05

Sep 30, 1972
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Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods Sep 30, 1972 --The Heywoods - ""Special Someone""

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S16 E06

Oct 7, 1972
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Oct. 07, 1972: Pre-empted (for College Football) Oct 7, 1972

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S16 E07

Oct 14, 1972
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Rufus Thomas Oct 14, 1972 Rufus Thomas - ""The Funky Chicken""

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S16 E08

Oct 21, 1972
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Oct. 21, 1972: Pre-empted (for College Football) Oct 21, 1972 AMERICAN BANDSTAND is Pre-empted for NCAA Football. AMERICAN BANDSTAND TOP TEN HITS of 10/21/1972: 1. Chuck Berry-My Ding-A-Ling 2. Bill Withers-Use Me 3. Elvis Presley-Burning Love 4. The Main Ingredient-Everybody Plays the Fool 5. The Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin 6. Michael Jackson-Ben 7. Mac Davis-Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me 8. Rick Nelson-Garden Party 9. Hot Butter-Popcorn 10. The Raspberries-Go All the Way.

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S16 E09

Nov 4, 1972
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Bobby Womack Nov 4, 1972 Bobby Womack aka ""The Soul Preacher""--""Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seem so Good)"" & ""Harry Hippie"". AMERICAN BANDSTAND TOP TEN of 11/4/1972: 1. Johnny Nash-I Can See Clearly Now 2. The Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin 3. Chuck Berry-My Ding-A-Ling 4. Curtis Mayfield-Freddie's Dead (Theme from ""Superfly"") 5. Elvis Presley-Burning Love 6. Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band-Garden Party 7. The Spinners-I'll Be Around 8. Lobo-I'd Love You to Want Me 9. Danny O'Keefe-Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues 10. Michael Jackson-Ben.

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S16 E10

Dec 9, 1972
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The Who (on film) Dec 9, 1972 The Who (on film) - ""Join Together"" video

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S16 E11

Dec 16, 1972
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Johnny Nash Dec 16, 1972 Johnny Nash - ""I Can See Clearly Now""

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S16 E12

Dec 23, 1972
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Jimmy Osmond Dec 23, 1972 Jimmy Osmond - ""Long-Haired Lover from Liverpool"" & ""Tweedle-Dee""

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S16 E13

Dec 30, 1972
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Rick Springfield Dec 30, 1972 Rick Springfield - ""What Would the Children Think?""

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S16 E14

Jan 6, 1973
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Billy Paul Jan 6, 1973 Billy Paul - ""Me and Mrs. Jones""

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S16 E15

Jan 13, 1973
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Chi-Lites Jan 13, 1973 The Chi-Lites - ""We Need Order""

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S16 E16

Jan 27, 1973
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Steely Dan Jan 27, 1973 Steely Dan - ""Do It Again""

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S16 E17

Feb 3, 1973
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Albert Hammond Feb 3, 1973 --Albert Hammond - ""It Never Rains in Southern California"" & ""If You Gotta Break Another Heart""

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S16 E18

Feb 10, 1973
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Austin Roberts Feb 10, 1973 --Austin Roberts - ""Something's Wrong with Me"" & ""If You Gotta Break Another Heart""

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S16 E19

Feb 17, 1973
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Gallery Feb 17, 1973 Gallery - ""Big City Miss Ruth Ann""

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S16 E20

Feb 24, 1973
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Andy and David Williams Feb 24, 1973 --Andy and David Williams (singers, nephews of singer Andy Williams) - ""I Don't Know Why""

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S16 E21

Mar 3, 1973
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Hurricane Smith Mar 3, 1973 --Hurricane Smith - ""Oh Babe What Would You Say"" & ""Who Was It?""

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S16 E22

Mar 10, 1973
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Soul Unlimited special Mar 10, 1973 ""Soul Unlimited"" - 60-minute special described as a ""soul scene potpourri"" --Buster Jones (Los Angeles disc jockey, appearing as host) --The Sylvers perform ""Wish That I Could Talk to You"" & ""I'll Never Be Ashamed"" --Bill Withers (an interview with the singer) --soul fashions for men and women --Plus, studio guests dance to current records

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S16 E23

Mar 17, 1973
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Edward Bear Mar 17, 1973 Edward Bear - ""Last Song"" & ""Close Your Eyes""

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S16 E24

Mar 24, 1973
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Soul Unlimited special Mar 24, 1973 ""Soul Unlimited"" (special pre-empting American Bandstand) --Buster Jones (Los Angeles disc jockey, host) --Gladys Knight and the Pips - ""Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)"" --Rufus Thomas - ""Funky Robot"" --On film: a clip from the movie ""Wattstax"" which blends concert footage with scenes from Watts

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S16 E25

Mar 31, 1973
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The Raspberries Mar 31, 1973 The Raspberries - ""I Wanna Be with You"" & ""Let's Pretend""

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S16 E26

Apr 7, 1973
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The Sylvers Apr 7, 1973 The Sylvers - ""Wish That I Could Talk to You""

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S16 E27

Apr 14, 1973
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Soul Unlimited special Apr 14, 1973

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S16 E28

Apr 21, 1973
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Tony Orlando & Dawn Apr 21, 1973 --Tony Orlando & Dawn - ""Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree""

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S16 E29

Apr 28, 1973
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Sam Neely Apr 28, 1973 Sam Neely - ""Loving You Just Crossed My Mind"" & ""Rosalie""

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S16 E30

May 5, 1973
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Vicki Lawrence May 5, 1973 Vicki Lawrence - ""The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia""

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S16 E31

May 12, 1973
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Dobie Gray May 12, 1973 Dobie Gray - ""Drift Away""

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S16 E32

May 19, 1973
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Sylvia May 19, 1973 Sylvia - ""Pillow Talk"" & ""Didn't I?""

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S16 E33

May 26, 1973
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Danny Bonaduce May 26, 1973 --Danny Bonaduce - ""I'll Be Your Magician""

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S16 E34

Jun 2, 1973
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Rockin' the Palace special Jun 2, 1973 ""Rockin' the Palace"" - variety special taped at the ""Hollywood Palace"" --Skiles and Henderson (comedians, co-host the special) --Danny Bonaduce - ""The 59th Street Bridge Song,"" ""Save a Little Piece for Me"" --Tony Orlando and Dawn - ""Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree"" --The Osmonds (on film) - ""Down by the Lazy River,"" ""Dance to the Music"" --Cathy Rigby (Olympic gymnast) --Gary Wells (motorcycle daredevil) --Plus, trained elephant and dog acts

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S16 E35

Jun 9, 1973
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Gunhill Road Jun 9, 1973 Gunhill Road - ""Back When My Hair Was Short""

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S16 E36

Jun 16, 1973
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Dr. John Jun 16, 1973 Dr. John - ""Right Place, Wrong Time""

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S16 E37

Jun 23, 1973
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American Bandstand's 20th Anniversary Show Jun 23, 1973 Performers: --Paul Revere and the Raiders - rock medley --Little Richard - ""Tutti Frutti,"" ""Good Golly Miss Molly"" & ""Satisfaction"" --Three Dog Night - ""Joy to the World"" & ""Shambala"" Other guests (some appearing on film): --Paul Anka --Frankie Avalon --Bobby Darin --Neil Diamond --Fabian --Annette Funicello --Johnny Mathis --Paul Simon

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S16 E38

Jun 30, 1973
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Skylark (on film) Jun 30, 1973 Skylark - ""Wildflower"" (on film)

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S16 E39

Jul 7, 1973
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Action '73 (1st special) Jul 7, 1973 Special taped at a beach in Leo Carrillo, California --Vicki Lawrence - ""The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia"" & ""He Did With Me"" --Foster Sylvers - ""Misdemeanor"" --The Heywoods - ""Shambala"" & ""Someone Special""

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S16 E40

Jul 14, 1973
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The DeFranco Family Jul 14, 1973 The DeFranco Family - ""Heartbeat - It's a Lovebeat""

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S16 E41

Jul 21, 1973
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The Electric Light Orchestra Jul 21, 1973 The Electric Light Orchestra - ""Roll Over Beethoven""

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S16 E42

Jul 28, 1973
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Soul Children Jul 28, 1973 Soul Children - ""Love Is a Hurting Thing""

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S16 E43

Aug 4, 1973
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Action '73 (2nd special) Aug 4, 1973 --Bobby Womack - ""Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out"" --Clint Holmes - ""Playground in My Mind"" --The Heywoods (rock band) - ""Kodachrome"" --Also, The dance-of-the-month is ""The Swing""

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S16 E44

Aug 11, 1973
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Bobby Boris Pickett & the Crypt Kickers Aug 11, 1973 --Bobby ""Boris"" Pickett & the Crypt Kickers - ""Monster Mash"" (re-release of 1962 song)

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S16 E45

Aug 18, 1973
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Billy Preston Aug 18, 1973 Billy Preston - ""Will It Go Round in Circles?""

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S16 E46

Aug 25, 1973
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B.W. Stevenson Aug 25, 1973 B.W. Stevenson - ""My Maria"" & ""Shambala""

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