I’ll give you the slip: Blondie
American Bandstand meets Debbie Harry. She goes utterly cool, a McLuhan-like antidote to the hot mainstreaming of the Bandstand.
The audience? Watch for the hot-body boytoy in the yellow form-fitting T in the front row. Just to be sure younger readers know, that wasn’t the typical look for the launch of New Wave. But it works for Bandstand, and he’s got his abs-flexing moves down.