DICK CLARK’S AMERICAN BANDSTAND GAVE US OUR FIRST LOOK AT ROCK N ROLL


Our fondest memories of the late Dick Clark were in glorious black and white. His American Bandstand, which was on TV after school every day, rocked everybody’s world. We all heard rock n’ roll on the radio but rarely got a chance to SEE the performers – from Fabian to Conway Twitty to Chubby Checker. (There was no MTV in those days) Clark was a huge influence in the world of rock n’ roll. We learned the latest dance moves watching his show and got ideas for haircuts and fashion. His original TV show from Philadelphia taught kids how to be teenagers. Thanks for the memories Dick Clark!

Update: Love this quote from from the Los Angeles Times: “Dick Clark chaperoned American youth on their first date with rock n roll.”

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Posted by Janet on April 18, 2012

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  1. By Muffie
    On April 18, 2012 at

    Sooo sad! He was such a seemingly nice man, who was admired by all!

    He was the best looking 82 year old I’ve ever seen!

  2. By Walt Cliff
    On April 18, 2012 at

    I was a big fan of the American Bandstand and the Midnight Special (which was my favorite).

    May he rest in peace. The man knew how to market himself and shows. Amazing person.

  3. By forrest gump
    On April 18, 2012 at

    damnit: SO YOUNG & INNOCENT.

  4. By Denise
    On April 19, 2012 at

    Ah Walt, I forgot about the “Midnight Special”. Back when I could actually stay awake past 10:00 p.m.

    He was a true musical icon and many artists owe him for giving them exposure.

    Love the photos above: rockin’ the beehives.

  5. By Nina
    On April 19, 2012 at

    Once in a great while, a celebrity influences my life in such a way that when they pass away, I feel like I’ve lost a friend. I felt that way when I read about Dick Clark’s death last night. He was so influential and lovable that it’s hard to even wrap our brains around what a legend he really was. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be truly missed.

  6. By libby
    On April 19, 2012 at

    so agree with what nina ^ said.

    rest in peace, Dick.

  7. By Mel Zipskin
    On April 19, 2012 at

    Okay Imma say it: Republican and a mean man. Not crying over here.

  8. By Sir Justin Jonluke Ross Alldunn Feierabend Jr.
    On May 9, 2012 at

    I Love the show and used to watch it each week and used to jump out of my seat and start dancing and some of my friends ended up on the show in the pass and so that was great.

  9. By Sir Justin Jonluke Ross Alldunn Feierabend Jr.
    On May 9, 2012 at

    This man made History and really made it so all the people in the world can get together and dance and move and groove and he is missed and I am sure his wife is hurting big time without his company and…I want to send my prayers out to his wife and hope that family is around to help you throw this hard time in your life!

  10. By máy hút sữa medela swing
    On July 25, 2012 at

    Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It if truth be told was a entertainment account it. Look advanced to far delivered agreeable from you! However, how can we keep up a correspondence?

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