Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Farewell, Dick Clark

I'm still struggling with the photo upload in Blogger right now, so I don't have a photo of Dick Clark, but I did want to acknowledge his passing.  I wasn't a huge fan of "American Bandstand" growing up just because we lived in Germany in the early years when I might have grown a taste for it.  Later, when we moved back to the States, my sister watched it on Saturdays when I wanted to watch cartoons. It was a bone of contention - I didn't want to watch ANYTHING she wanted to watch. In my teen years, in the 1980s, I did watch "Bandstand" until "Friday Night Videos" came on.  So I do have to thank him for all the music I was introduced to back then.

But I did appreciate Dick Clark for all his work in television (particularly "$25,000 Pyramid", music awards shows and "New Year's Rockin' Eve").  He seemed the last of a breed of gentlemen - hard working, kind, willing to share his knowledge, skills and experience.

I know his presence will be missed.  Farewell, Dick Clark.  Thanks for the memories.


  1. I can't recall how many New Year's Eve celebrations I rang in with Dick Clark. As a kid, my parents would drop me off for the night and grandma always made it such a big event. He was just a huge part of the music scene that it was easy to take him for granted, but it is awe-inspiring the impact that he did have in so many different ways.

    1. Hi Jeri-

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your memories of Dick Clark. He really did provide the soundtrack of our lives. After the last few days, it is easy to see how I did take his impact for granted. What a great loss for us all.

      Have a great week! I hope you will stop by again!



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