04-18-2012, 03:26 PM #1
Dick Clark, Entertainment Icon Nicknamed 'America's Oldest Teenager,' Dies at 82
Rest in peace Dick Clark...
Dick Clark, the music industry maverick, longtime TV host and powerhouse producer who changed the way we listened to pop music with "American Bandstand," and whose trademark "Rockin' Eve" became a fixture of New Year's celebrations, died today at the age of 82.PHOTOS: 2012 in Memoriam: Dick Clark Dies
Clark's agent Paul Shefrin said in statement that the veteran host died this morning following a "massive heart attack."
more at ABC News Online
04-18-2012, 04:18 PM #2
What a big part he played over my lifetime! Radio...countdowns... he will be missed.
04-18-2012, 07:49 PM #3
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- Snellville, GA., Seacrest/Seagrove as often as we can!
NYE just won't be the same. Ryan Seacrest is ok. He can never replace Dick Clark thoughMoral indignation is jealousy with a halo. ~H.G. Wells
04-18-2012, 09:24 PM #4
American Bandstand, those were the best days.We would hurry home from school every afternoon to watch, then next day at school we would discuss who wore what, who danced with whom.I can't think of any thing today to compare.
Yes, if you think about it, American Bandstand, in addition to being entertaining, kept us well informed, and thus, we were all able to be a little more hip and cool. Thanks to Dick Clark.My mind tends to wander... but fortunately, it's so weak, it doesn't get very far...
Bandstand was such a big deal at the time, it spawned a lot of smaller imitators. Our local TV station had a similar show.
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