Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Larry Kane Show (1950's)

The Larry Kane Show was Houston's local alternative to national teen music programs like American Bandstand and the Lloyd Thaxton Show. Larry Kane ran Saturday afternoons for several years beginning in the late 50s into the early 70s. Featured performers included touring acts like The Electric Prunes and Jefferson Airplane. Local Texas stars like The Sweetarts, Fever Tree, The Clique, and 13th Floor Elevators were also frequent guests. Because of the popularity of The Larry Kane Show in Houston, American Bandstand was not shown locally for many years. The dancers on the show had to take dancing lessons before they could appear live on TV.