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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

End of an Era

Wow. It's hard to believe that Dick Clark has died.  As a teenager, American Bandstand was a Saturday standard.  The bands and groups that debuted on his show were a big hit to my sisters and I.  I remember the Jackson 5, The Osmond Brothers, and The Commodores just to name a few.  I loved Rate a Record, where a new song was played and dancers had to rate how well they thought it would do.  His voice, his charm, his never aging appearance will remain unforgettable to me.
I loved watching $10,000 and $100,000 Pyramid, and still watch in syndication. And of course, New Years Eve in Times Square.
He'll be missed, by the generations that got to know him. 
We'll miss you Mr. Clark,  God Grant You Eternal Peace.


Diane said...

Yes, American Bandstand. So many of the greats appeared there. So many years ago. Diane

Mary Ann Potter said...

Dick Clark was a classy man. I remember American Bandstand from the fifties; I used to watch it every afternoon when I came home from school. Loved watching all those Philly teens from the Catholic schools (girls in their uniforms and boys with ties). In 1959 I went to see the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars when it came to Grand Rapids, Michigan. I still have the program from it: Paul Anka, Annette Funicello, Jimmy Clanton,Bobby Rydell, Lloyd Price, Duane Eddy, LaVern Baker, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Skyliners, Phil Phillips. Yes. All for the price of one ticket. Dick Clark knew his stars and his audience, and I was part of it all. Good times. The world was simpler then.

Kim said...

American Bandstand was a great motivator for me to get my cleaning done on Saturday mornings! loved it! And I agree--New Year's Eve will never be the same.

Catherine said...

Rest in Peace Dick Clark! He will always be a classic!
xo Catherine

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such a sweet tribute. I remember him well. I really missed him these past few years during New Year's Eve. It's not the same to watch the ball drop without him.

Pearl said...

Ditto, I could not wait for Saturdays. I learned all the new dances by dancing with them. R.I.P.