WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D

Monday, August 24, 2015

"Seventeen" dance party on WOI-TV

Seems like every town had its TV dance party show. "Seventeen" was broadcast on WOI-TV, Ames Iowa. The few clips that have surfaced on YouTube are fabulous, a black and white Ichiban world of neatly-dressed teens with superb haircuts dancing the jive to the latest songs ! In some cases, soundtracks were deleted from the clips for rights issues ; others have been restored. Here are a few of my faves :
note : bubble gum blowing contest at 11:20


[ed. note : I mentioned this before on the Ichiban FB page ; appearance of a new clip on YouTube (Buddy Knox) prompted me to create a blog post.]