Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dick Clark ... So Long

Sad tidings from the Los Angeles Times: “Dick Clark, the legendary TV producer and host, died Wednesday of a heart attack. He had suffered a stroke in 2004 and had struggled with the effects ever since. The man known as ‘America's oldest living teenager,’ made rock music safe for Middle America and earned a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along the way.” Find out more here.

Clark was 82 years young.

READ MORE:Dick Clark: R.I.P.,” by Janet Rudolph (Mystery Fanfare).


Barbara said...

In the 1950s my mom and I always watched American Bandstand when I got home from school. We knew the kids' names, who was going out with whom, and had our favorite dancers. Dick Clark had an infectious optimism that I loved, even after his stroke. One of my favorite all-time TV people.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Growing up in Philly in the sixties, he was a big deal in my life. Watched the show for hours after school when I was 11-14. He was not supposed to be very nice to the kids once the camera was off him from what I heard.