Seasoned entertainers and showmen, their part of the show was energetic, humourous, and lots of fun as they illustrated the crazy dances of the past -- the Chicken, the Bird, the Monkey, the Dog, the Fish, the Pony and the Hand Jive -- complete with appropriate hand gestures and fancy footwork! Soon, they had fans up dancing to “Twistin’ USA” and cheering to both “Rock and Roll is Here to Stay” and, of course, their 1957 smash hit “At The Hop” (I really enjoyed listening to this song that I’ve heard hundreds and hundreds of times being sung right in front of me by the group that made it such a hit).
Members of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Danny and the Juniors brought back many memories. Their music and songs are as timeless, enjoyable, and just plain fun now as they were in the days of American Bandstand -- on which they made 50 appearances (by the way, ”At the Hop” was originally called “Do the Bop” but American Bandstand’s Dick Clark suggested the name change and “At The Hop” became an instant hit with the teenagers, remaining at No. 1 on the charts for weeks on end).