WLS Channel 7 - American Bandstand - "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Excerpts & Channel Switching, 1976)

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Here's some excerpts an a broadcast of the long-running American Bandstand with Dick Clark on WLS Channel 7, featuring the premiere of a video by the legendary rock group Queen (Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Meddows-Taylor and John Deacon). Includes:

Dick Clark talking while sitting in the studio audience, introducing a music video of Queen's new hit "Bohemian Rhapsody," from their album A Night at the Opera (Elektra 7E-1053) whose cover he shows

Opening and closing moments of "Bohemian Rhapsody" video [edited out of this clip since it is readily available elsewhere]

Shot of audience applauding as Dick Clark signals for a commercial break

Commercial: Wella Herbal Balsam shampoo (partial)

Channel Switching to a close-up of a violin performing a classical number, then back to Wella Herbal Balsam commercial, then a very brief shot of end of a Florida Grapefruit Growers commercial [(C) Fla. Chamber of Commerce 1976], then what looks like a closed-circuit camera shot of a room with two TV's and a refrigerator (it must have been a live shot - notice, you can make out the same headshot of the guy from the Grapefruit commercial on one of the TVs), then the title card for Ecos Latinos (which aired on WMAQ Channel 5 - likely a promo, as that show ran at 4pm), before going back to Wella Herbal Balsam commercial [(C) 1975 Wella Corporation]

(Can anyone advise as to the mysterious unidentified pieces? I suspect the tapes that this clip came from actually originated from the owner of the old Townhouse TV and Appliances store, which might account for the closed-circuit shot)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, April 24th 1976 during the 11:30am to 12:30pm timeframe.


Date Uploaded: 12/26/2011

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A Night at the Opera (Elektra 7E-1053) whose cover he shows

Opening and closing moments of "Bohemian Rhapsody" video [edited out of this clip since it is readily available elsewhere]

Shot of audience applauding as Dick Clark signals for a commercial break

Commercial: Wella Herbal Balsam shampoo (partial)

Channel Switching to a close-up of a violin performing a classical number, then back to Wella Herbal Balsam commercial, then a very brief shot of end of a Florida Grapefruit Growers commercial [(C) Fla. Chamber of Commerce 1976], then what looks like a closed-circuit camera shot of a room with two TV's and a refrigerator (it must have been a live shot - notice, you can make out the same headshot of the guy from the Grapefruit commercial on one of the TVs), then the title card for Ecos Latinos (which aired on WMAQ Channel 5 - likely a promo, as that show ran at 4pm), before going back to Wella Herbal Balsam commercial [(C) 1975 Wella Corporation]

(Can anyone advise as to the mysterious unidentified pieces? I suspect the tapes that this clip came from actually originated from the owner of the old Townhouse TV and Appliances store, which might account for the closed-circuit shot)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, April 24th 1976 during the 11:30am to 12:30pm timeframe." /> Share

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