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Remembering Swingin Time and Club 1270

February 13th, 2012

From Scott Westerman and

“Swingin’ Time” the HOTTEST Dance Show on TV in Detroit






Robin Seymour was host of “Swingin’ Time” CKLW-TV 9 in the 1960s.

By the mid-60s, Detroit could claim two television programs that mirrored the successful formula of Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. Club 1270 and Swingin Time became the Motor City’s showcase for the stars and would-be stars of rock n roll. We got our first glimpses of local heroes like Jamie Coe and Bob Seger and worldwide sensations like Leslie Gore and the Rolling Stones in glorious black and white.


For more on the history of Club 1270 and Swingin time, along with two classic video clips, visit



  • susan harvey says on: January 16, 2014 at 12:53 PM


    I was one of the dancers on club 1270.

    • Bob Gordon says on: March 8, 2014 at 3:24 PM


      I was camera 3 on club 1270

      • scot snead says on: February 16, 2015 at 9:19 PM


        My dad was the director on that show. Chuck Snead. He lives in San Diego.

  • Bill Hawkins says on: July 9, 2015 at 8:51 AM


    My brother-in-law Dennis was a dance member.

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