The history of how Bandstand evolved has often been misquoted. The urban myth has it that Gaby Rogers started a program called Just Music which dissolved into TV Disc Jockey which transformed into Accent on Youth then into Bandstand. All
wrong. Rogers did do a 30 minute show at TCN commencing at 2.00 pm on Thursday 10th September 1959.
Although the programs did follow each other the timeline was this;
5th October 1957 was the first show called TV Disc Jockey hosted by John Godson.
22nd February 1958 was the last show of that series hosted by John Godson.
1st March 1958 was the first episode of Accent on Youth hosted by Brian Henderson.
1st November 1958 was the last Accent on Youth hosted by Brian Henderson.
November 1958 saw the introduction of the new format of Bandstand hosted by Brian Henderson
17th June 1972 was the last episode of Bandstand hosted by Brian Henderson.
To my knowledge there were only two episodes of Accent on Youth hosted by
anybody other than Brian Henderson and that was by American TV star Tab Hunter .