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JOHNNY TILLOTSON - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/28/1961 CO-SIGNED BY: DICK CLARK - HFSID 169081

JOHNNY TILLOTSON and DICK CLARK Both sign a contract for Tillotson to appear on American Bandstand Contract signed: "Johnny Tillotson" as Performer and "RW Clark/pres." for Click Corporation, 1p, 8½x11.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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JOHNNY TILLOTSON and DICK CLARK Both sign a contract for Tillotson to appear on American Bandstand Contract signed: "Johnny Tillotson" as Performer and "RW Clark/pres." for Click Corporation, 1p, 8½x11. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1961 November 28. Headed: "Standard AFTRA Engagement Contract". Tillotson contracts with Click Corporation for an appearance on American Bandstand on WFIL-TV on that date. He was to be paid $155 for rehearsals. Tillotson has also written his telephone and social security numbers (blacked out on scan). In the year he signed this contract, Tillotson had three Top 40 songs: "Poetry in Motion" reached #1 in the U.K. (January), "Jimmy's Girl" peaked at #25 (February) and "Without You" was #7 (September). Teen idol JOHNNY TILLOTSON (b. 1939) had a dozen Top 10 hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including "Poetry in Motion" (#2 in 1960), "It Keeps Right on a-Hurtin'" (#3 in 1962) and "Heartaches by the Number" (1965). Tillotson, whose All the Early Hits - and More!!!! was released in 1990, also appeared in two feature films: Just for Fun (1963) and The Fat Spy (1966). Additionally, he was in the made-for-TV movie The Call of the Wild (1976). RICHARD WAGSTAFF "DICK" CLARK began his career in broadcasting as a radio disc jockey on WFIL in 1952. He then took over the local Bandstand program, which was featured on national TV as American Bandstand in 1957. Clark hosted the show for thirty years and, especially in the early years, exerted a great influence on the styles and musical tastes of young Americans. At the same time, Clark's strict dress code and preference for milder music helped rock music gain acceptance by parents. He has also hosted TV specials and game shows and promoted the American Music Awards as an alternative to the Grammys. Lightly creased, nicked at lower left edge. 3 file holes at left margin, two ¼-inch tears to left of lower file hole. Ink notes in an unknown hand at space above last paragraph. Otherwise, fine condition.

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