Who's the leader of the club
That's made for you and me.
M-I-C-K-E Y M-O-U-S-E
To the strains of this catchy march, the Mickey Mouse Club debuted on Oct. 3, 1955, on ABC-TV, right after Bandstand, and this entranced 16-year-old Summit Hill High School sophomore was there from the beginning.
In those days, Bandstand was a local show that aired on WFIL-TV in Philadelphia, and its host was Bob Horn, predecessor to Dick Clark. Bandstand went national in 1957, and its name changed to American Bandstand.