Giordano was a cut-up with a quick sense of humor which was often on display at Pop Singer’s drug store, a favorite hangout of the regulars and regular watchers. The affable Singer, who often provided birthday cakes on-air to his favorite regulars, once arranged for Giordano to take the train to New York City for Dick Clark’s Saturday Night Show, even providing a letter to get her in. The letter was rejected, however, by two guards at the door. Giordano managed to get inside only when a classmate of hers, Fabian, popped outside a stage door and vouched for her.
Giordano came from a well-to-do family that operated a large produce and fruit market in South Philadelphia. One of her perks was the family beach house at Sea Isle, N.J., a converted yacht club that provided a venue for countless summer gatherings of regulars over the years.
A pert blonde, Giordano was a particular favorite of male viewers and she frequently received invitations from fraternities and colleges to be their prom queen.
Scaldeferri was the dark-haired equivalent of Giordano. She was meticulous about her appearance and created a stir once when she appeared on the show without lipstick. On another occasion, she changed dresses in the middle of a show, prompting hundreds of letters. She was known for wearing colorful headbands, many of them gifts from adoring fans, and ballerina shoes.
Singer Ral Donner was a fan of Scaldeferri, describing her as a “knockout.” Once, during an appearance on American Bandstand, Clark concluded his interview with Donner by saying: “See that gorgeous creature over there? She’s gonna lead you to the autograph table.” Donner said he “looked up and there was Carole, that was a thrill!”
Excerpted from Bandstandland © 2016 Larry Lehmer
 Goldmine, November 1979.