Add to basket BEST OF BANDSTAND VOLUME 1: 1960 - 1962


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 and 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 timesThe Bandstand Familyfeatured the likes of Col Joye, Lucky Starr, Robyn Alvarez, Sandy Scott, The Allen Brothers (featuring an 18 year-old Peter Allen), Peter Brandon, Judy Stone, Laurel Lea, The De Kroo Brothers, Jerry J. Wilder, 16 year-old Patsy Anne Noble, Noeleen Batley, Warren Williams, The Delltones and Pam Liversidge.
Featuring 10 classic episodes from 1960 – 1962 across 3 DVDs, including classy performances from crooner Johnny Devlin, Bobby Vee, Neil Sedaka, Digger Revell and The Denvermen and many more, Best of Bandstand Volume 1 digs deep into the 60s songbook and delivers a treasure trove of hits and highlights - loaded with live sponsor spots for Kriesler transistors, Coca Cola, Clearasil and Vaseline, swinging dance medleys and album giveaways, culminating with a celebration of the 1961 Bandstand Awards.


 1960 (Air date unknown)

The Delltones – Rollin' Dust

Ray Melton – Fallin' In A Great Big Way

Ken Corbett - You Make Me Feel So Young

The Joy Boys - Shazam 

Lucky Starr – Yeah That's How

Noelene Batley – Sixteen Reasons

De Kroo Brothers – Be Bop A Lula

Ray Melton – Crazy

The Delltones – Look For A Star

Lucky Starr – Sweet Georgia Brown

De Kroo Brothers – Loveland


1960 (Air date unknown) 

Johnny Devlin – Cast Iron Arm

The Graduates - Green Fields

Demonstration of the latest dance craze The Madison

Patti Monroe – What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?

Grade Wicker – Lulu Brown

Johnny Devlin – What Am I Living For?

The Devils – Little Brown Jug

Kim Nichols – Wake The Town And Tell The People

Cherrytones - I Love You  serenading Brian Henderson

Rod Devlin (Johnny Devlin's younger brother) – Twenty Flight Rock

Brian Penglase – You'll Have To Go

Johnny Byrell – Night And Day

Johnny Devlin – Stuck On You

The Devils - instrumental


1961 (November)

 Bryan Davies – I Won't Go Without You

Wayne Cornell – Good Time Billy

Red Hewitt - Halfbreed then chats with Brian Henderson.

Judy Stone – Fool Number One

Interview with Diana Trask and Thom Ewen

Lana Cantrell – Roses Of Picardy

Bryan Davies – Blue Moon

Red Hewitt – Robbin' The Cradle

Judy Stone – I Went To Your Wedding

Frank Sinatra's arrival to Australia with interview.

Wayne Cornell – The Fish

Demonstration of The Twist 

Lana Cantrell – I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do Walking Back To Happiness


1961 (Best of Bandstand)

A special program hosted by Brian Henderson to welcome viewers to Teenbeat on TVW 7 Perth

Col Joye – Yes Sir, She's My Baby

Wilma Reading – If I Were A Bell

Johnny Rebb – Think Me A Kiss

The Allen Brothers – Pretty Keen Teen

Pam Liversidge – Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody

Johnny Devlin – Got A Zac In The Back Of Me Pocket

Patsy Ann Noble – Kooky Little Paradise

John Summers – Garden Of Eden



 1961 (September)

Johnny Devlin – Good Rockin' Tonight

The Barry Sisters – Sincerely then chats with Brian Henderson

Lorraine Garness – Turn On The Sunshine

Gary Shearston – Ten Thousand Miles then chats with Brian Henderson

Bryan Davies – Then I'll Know

The Delltones – Even Though

De Kroo Brothers – Some Sweet Day

Johnny Devlin – Hard Headed Woman then chats with Brian Henderson

Judy Stone – That's All I Want From You

Lorraine Garness interview (and clip of her seated next to Connie Francis)

Donny Brooks – Mission Bell then chats with Brian Henderson

Judy Stone – Lovers Question

The Barry Sisters – I've Told Every Little Star


1961 (Best of Bandstand - Viewer's choice)

Film clips of previous Bandstand episodes from 1961, voted as most popular by viewers

Lonnie Lee – Why Why Bye Bye

De Kroo Brothers – Love My Life Away

The Delltones – Kansas City

Johnny Devlin – Charlie Mopps

Ian Crawford – Lost Weekend

The Sapphires – Sydney Girls (adaptation of New York girls)

Patsy Ann Noble – Busy Lips (assisted & written by The Allen Brothers) It's Always The Way (written by Johnny Devlin).


1962 (May)

Geraldine Fitzgerald - Bermuda

The Allen Brothers – Come Back Silly Girl

Lucky Starr chats with Brian Henderson

Lucky Star - Cuddle Closer with Geraldine Fitzgerald

Wayne Cornell - Dream Baby

Col Joye - Today’s Teardrops then chats with Brian Henderson

Robyn Alvarez - Love Letters

Geraldine Fitzgerald - I Wait My Love

The Delltones - Good Luck Charm

Wayne Cornell - I Could Have Loved You So Well

The Allen Brothers - Firefly

Robyn Alvarez - Children Go Where I Send You

Lucky Starr - I've Been Everywhere


1962 ( 27th October)

Lucky Starr – Working For The Man

Lana Cantrell – Just You Just Me

Jenny – Heartaches

Johnny Devlin – Shake Rattle And Roll then chats with Brian Henderson

Johnny Devlin – You Know How 

Jenny – Only Forever

Adam Faith and John Leyton are interviewed at Mascot Airport

Patsy Ann Noble – Over The Rainbow

Lana Cantrell – Mr Wonderful

Lucky Starr – Lot Of Livin’ To Do 



1962 (air date unknown)

Digger Revell and The Denvermen – Let's Twist Again Lovin' Doll

Andy Ellis - Come Back To Me then chats with Brian Henderson

Judy Stone – Give Myself A Party

Robby Royal – You're The Reason and Five Foot Two then chats with Brian Henderson

Andy Ellis – Can't Help Falling In Love With You

Lana Cantrell – Moonriver (film clip) Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody

Judy Stone – Lazy River

The Joy Boys Instrumental


1962 (10th February)

Bobby Rydell – I Wanna Thank You

Paul Wayne – Keep A Walkin'

The Allen Brothers – Hello Mate Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen 

Tony Brady – A Penny For Your Thoughts

Bobby Vee – Baby Face

Judy Stone – Mummy And Daddy Were Twistin'

Transistors for Twisters Competition - judged by Mr Cornish from the Arthur Murray School of Dancing.

Paul Wayne – Movin' day

Wendy Lingham – A Little Bird Told Me


Best Male Performer - Col Joye

Best Female Performer - Judy Stone

Best Australian Composition - Johnny Devlin for Good Lookin' Boy

Best Australian Record - The Joy Boys for Smokey Mokes

Judy Stone – I’ll Step Down


Extra Features

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  • Brian Henderson
  • Peter Allen


  • Various

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  • Running time 428 min
  • Region 4
  • Format SD
  • Color Black & White
  • Language English
  • Catalogue No. DAVID2957
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
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