The Time John Mellancamp Outed American Bandstand

Securing a spot on American Bandstand could send your single into the stratosphere. But just like a bunch of other TV shows–Top of the Pops comes to mind–no one really ever played live. It was all about the lip sync.

Brad points us to this video from 1979 when John Mellancamp (back when he was still “John Cougar”) just didn’t give a crap.

https://youtu.be/SWbL1hDFXh8

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “The Time John Mellancamp Outed American Bandstand

  • October 7, 2016 at 7:49 am
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    I know you’re busy and that spell checking and grammar can some times go by the wayside on blogs, but that last sentence was terrible. 🙂

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