Dick Clark died. I’m sorry about that. I liked him. Mostly, I liked him for doing American Bandstand — from Philly no less — and for letting the kids on the show rate new records — “I gave it an 85 because I liked the beat but I didn’t like the lyrics.” — and I liked watching the kids do the stroll and slow dance and do all the dances I couldn’t do and I remember fondly Bob and Justine, Kenny Rossi, Arlene Sullivan and Pat Molitierri and so many others. But mostly I remember Dick Clark. RIP.

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  1. Stan

    Ahhh,He was like the Bob Hope of the rock era. You thought he would be around forever. I wonder if its true people just lose the will to live? After his stroke the coolest man on Earth became the butt of two bit comics. He must have heard them over time.
    I remember the 1970′s Clark in his prime like it was yesterday.

    Clark and Don Cornelius in a short time period.

    April 18th, 2012 1:58 pm

  2. KauaiRobert

    I remember Saturday mornings as a kid…you knew cartoons we over as soon as American Bandstand came on.
    Didn’t like the Bloopers thing though.
    Here’s to a long and illustrious career.
    Cheers Dick!

    April 18th, 2012 4:11 pm

  3. KauaiRobert

    WERE over

    April 18th, 2012 4:12 pm

  4. glenellen

    I am currently reading Carole King’s new biography. I have just come to a part where when she was young she appeared on the Dick Clark Show and sang her new song at the time. The Philie crowd did not give her a good score. She went home on the train sad. It ended up on the Billboard Top 20.
    Lowell, she grew up in NY. Were you a fan ?
    Rest in Peace Dick Clark.

    April 18th, 2012 4:42 pm

  5. CohnZohn

    Carole King went to Madison High School a few miles south of my school Midwood on Bedford Ave. I didn’t know her but always have liked her music.

    April 18th, 2012 4:58 pm

  6. donlin

    Who can ever forget Kenny and Arlene, Justine and Bob, and of course Dick Clark and American Bandstand. That show was truly the first reality show. His memory touches my heart. An innocent and wonderful time.

    April 18th, 2012 8:21 pm

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