An Icon has passed away.....
Yes, how sad. We watched him every day after school begining in 1957. Then also every NYE. Part of our lives is gone.
Ah, my youth! I can vividly recall his Dr. Pepper commercialls on American Bandstand. He resembled The Picture of Dorian Grey - eternally youthful. Ryan Seacrest is a poor substitute, IMO.
He always looked so straight and square compared to the musical acts and the teenage dancers.
My divorce attorney was a AB dancer in the late 70's
These deaths come in threes. I am guessing Robin Gibb will one of the three.
Lot of good memories coming home from school and watching the American Band Stand.
I remember watching that show , too. I try to keep a young attitude like Dick Clark did, but it's hard when the guys on the job call you "grandpa"- uh, what was I getting ready to do next?
Bandstand predated television in New Zealand (we first got TV around 1960), but he was relatively well-known in this country for helping popularize "rock and roll". He certainly was an icon and will be missed. In physical appearance, he reminded me of Pat Boone.
A legend and pioneer in the music and media business. Think of all the musicians he helped along the way...
I ran home from school everyday to watch American Bandstand.
RIP Dick Clark
I wonder how many music acts he has introduced?
They replayed an interview he did in which he was asked if there were any important acts which never appeared on Bandstand -
He said there were only three: Elvis, the Beatles, and The Who.
He said there were only three
Hello? Bob Dylan???
edited: Allman Brothers. Led Zeppelin. Jimi Hendrix. Clapton. Black Sabbath. The Band.
That is very sad news. Thank you for making us aware of his passing, WhaHappened. He truly was an icon, and he had a hand in helping people become famous.
RIP to the World's Oldest Teenager.
Yes, he was truly unique and he lasted a long time.
I am surprised that the early Beatles did not appear on American Bandstand. They would have been a great fit. Bob Dylan doing Bandstand strikes me as sacrilegious. His lyrics weren't an easy blend to sell Clearsil to teens. He was the anti-American Bandstand type. Dick Clark and he would have made a comical pair.
It is a shame Clark had the stroke. Since Dylan has been selling Cadillacs, maybe he would do Bandstand. I wonder what numbers the teens would give him, especially the dance vote.