Add to basket BEST OF BANDSTAND VOLUME 2: 1963



It was a golden age of music, when rock 'n' roll and pop was on the rise and local audiences were hungry for more. With TV in its infancy, 1958 heralded the beginning of the much-loved national television triumph – Bandstand. Created by TCN-9 executive Bruce Gyngell and modelled on the successful American musical /variety show of the same name, Bandstand was hosted by the ever-charming Brian Henderson - setting the standard for 14 entertaining years and presenting an astonishing 1500 local and international acts during its illustrious reign.

Celebrating the best in Aussie popular music of the times and backed up by the dynamic Shirley Regan Dancers, The Bandstand Familyfeatured the likes of Col Joye, Luck Starr, Robyn Alvarez, Sandy Scott, The Allen Brothers (featuring Peter Allen), Peter Brandon, Judy Stone, Laurel Lea, The De Kroo Brothers, Jerry J. Wilder, Patsy Anne Noble, Noeleen Batley, Warren Williams, The Delltones and Pam Liversidge.
Featuring 8 classic episodes from 1963 across 2 DVDs, including some of the first ever performances from The Bee Gees, BEST OF BANDSTAND - Volume 2 showcases UK outfit The Tornadoes, a tribute to Broadway and film musicals The Music Man and West Side Story, the first ever outside broadcast - a special 'Surfside Show' featuring the cast at Avalon Beach, Sydney, Jimmy Littleperforming his classic 'Royal Telephone', The Delltones' international hit 'Hangin' Five', as well as Del Shannon and Dion. Also included is the 1963 Christmas broadcast, featuring a treasure trove of festive favourites such as'Winter Wonderland' performed by The Allen Brothers.


06 FEBRUARY 1963

Lucky Starr - Jada Also dances with Shirley Regan 

Colin Loughnan (The Delltones)  - Maria (from West Side Story)

Pam Liversidge - Medley (including Blame It On The Bossa Nova)

Chubby Checker - Limbo Rock - Man Smart, Woman Smarter

The Delltones - Come A Little Bit Closer

Peter Brandon - Bye Bye Blackbird - Go Away Little Girl

Patrice Grant - Tonight (from West Side Story)

Chubby Checker - La La Limbo

Pam Liversidge - Blow Gabriel Blow

Songs from The Music Man 

   The Delltones - Lida Rose

   Pam Liversidge - Will I Ever Tell You

   Peter Brandon - Ya Got Trouble


13 FEBRUARY 1963

Robyn Alvarez - I'm His One And Only Girl - Fly Me To The Moon

Johnny Devlin - Mexico

Kelly Green - If This Is A Game I'll Never Be The Same Dear

The Denver Men - Surfside (instrumental clip)

Robyn Alvarez - Mama He's Making Eyes At Me

Ron Polson - I'm Nobody's Baby

The Bee Gees - Alexander's Rag Time Band - My Old Man's A Dust Man

Film clip of Pee Wee Wilson from The Deltones water-skiing

Johnny Devlin - Girls! Girls! Girls! - The One You Left Behind

Ron Polson - Tell Her - Medley of Eddie Fisher Hits

Robyn Alvarez - The Love I Have For You


24 APRIL 1963

Ron Polson - Like Young

Robyn Alvarez - What Do You Think I Am?

The Delltones - That's My Lover

Patty Markham - Half Heaven, Half Heartache

Brian Henderson & Col Joye play tennis. Cole Joye ends up in a swimming pool.

Patty Markham - I'll Follow the Boys

The Bee Gees - The Battle of the Blue and Grey - The Three Kisses of Love

Robyn Alvarez- Summertime

Ron Polson - I've Got Plenty of Nothing

Peter Brandon - It Ain't Necessarily So

Robyn Alvarez and Peter Brandon - Love is a Ball

Peter Brandon - Sally Was A Good Ol' Girl



The Bee Gees - I Want You To Want Me

Noeleen Batley - Heartaches By The Number

Warren Williams - Lonely Town

The De Kroo Brothers - Her Name is Scarlet

Robyn Alvarez - Cross That Bridge

Wind up Doll segment - The Bee Gees read out jokes

Steve Stevenson - Here in my Heart

The De Kroo Brothers - All Right, Be That Way

Brian Henderson interviews Pete Seeger - then Pete sings Who Killed Davey Moore?

Noeleen Batley - Judy's Turn To Cry

Warren Williams - Judy, Judy, Judy

Robyn Alvarez - Then I'll be Tired of You

The Bee Gees - Hilly Billy Ding Dong Choo Choo


12 OCTOBER 1963

Jerry J. Wilder - Black Cloud

Jimmy Little - Royal Telephone

Brian Henderson interviews Jimmy Little

Robyn Alvarez - There'll Be Some Changes Made Angel Eyes

Wind up Doll segment - Brian Henderson and Pee Wee Wilson

Peter Brandon - It's a Lonely Town - Petite

Diane Hart - You Don't Know Me - Brian Henderson interviews her - In The Summertime

Jerry J. Wilder - Fools Rush In

Robyn Alvarez & The Delltones - My Dog



The De Kroo Brothers, Col Joye & The Joy Boys, Judy Stone & Laurel Lea - Poppa Joe's

Judy Stone - In The Warm Australian Sun (version of California Sun)

The De Kroo Brothers - The Girl Who Sang The Blues

Laurel Lea - Secret Love

Kevin Todd - 24 Hours from Tulsa

Judy Stone - Sweet Impossible You

The De Kroo Brothers - Meet Me At Midnight Mary

Laurel Lea & Kevin Todd - Leaving it up to You

Brian Henderson interviews champion female surfer Pearl Turton.

Col Joye and The Joy Boys - What'd I Say Tallahassie Lassie

Col Joye & Judy Stone - One Dozen Roses

Col Joye and The Joy Boys - Dream Lover Shake, Rattle & Roll



Cast sing a medley of songs

Laurel Lea - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Col Joye & Judy Stone - There's A Meeting Here Tonight

The Delltones - The Gospel Truth

Robyn Alvarez - What Month Was Jesus Born In

Sandy Scott - Just a Closer Walk With Thee

Judy Stone - Ring Dem Bells

The Allen Brothers - clip for Winter Wonderland

Patsy Ann Noble - clip for Christmas Song

Sandy Scott - I Believe

Robyn Alvarez - That’s What I Want For Christmas

Robyn Alvarez & Judy Stone - Santa, No Chimney

Laurel Lea - The First Noel

Col Joye - I'll Be Home For Christmas

Col Joye & The Delltones - Do Lord

The Delltones - In That Great Getting Up Morning


Best of Bandstand 1963 (Airdate unknown)

Frankie Davidson - Yabba Dabba Do (tribute to The Flintstones)

Allen Brothers - Like Young (instrumental) Three Eyed Man

Jimmy Little - Little Bitty Tear Let Me Down

Lana Cantrell - That's How It Went Alright

Jimmy Little - The Little Green Valley

Frankie Davidson - I've Told Them All About You

Lionel Long - John Henry

Four Clefs - Greenfields

Del Shannon - Hey Little Girl

Lana Cantrell - I'd Rather Cha Cha Than Eat

Lana Cantrell & The Allen Brothers - Peppermint Twist Twistin’ Sydney Way


Extra Features

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  • Brian Henderson
  • Peter Allen


  • Various
  • No. discs 2
  • Running time 345 min
  • Audio format 2.0 Mono (Dual Mono)
  • Region 4
  • Format PAL
  • Color Black & White
  • Language English
  • Catalogue No. DAVID2956
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Subtitles -
  • G

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