CBC Television Network

Frank’s Bandstand

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1964 to 1965

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Friday afternoons from October 1964 to June of 1965.

Like Music Hop, this sweetened music program offered teens some weekly afternoon fun along the lines of American Bandstand. Host Frank Cameron introduced the tunes, with special performances by featured local Canadian bands doing cover versions of the latest hits from Liverpool to Motown. Regular performers included Patrician Anne McKinnon, Karen Oxley and Davey Welles, the Brunswick Playboys, The Raindrops, and rhythm ‘n’ blues singer D.J. Jefferson.The show originated from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005