An Icon has passed away.....

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  • mrsjones5

    RIP DC

  • panhandlegirl

    Yes, how sad. We watched him every day after school begining in 1957. Then also every NYE. Part of our lives is gone.

  • Band on the Run
    Band on the Run

    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.

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    wha happened?

    My divorce attorney was a AB dancer in the late 70's

  • FlyingHighNow

    These deaths come in threes. I am guessing Robin Gibb will one of the three.

  • designs

    Lot of good memories coming home from school and watching the American Band Stand.

  • moshe

    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?

  • steve2

    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.

  • Dagney

    A legend and pioneer in the music and media business. Think of all the musicians he helped along the way...

    RIP Dick.

  • Violia

    I ran home from school everyday to watch American Bandstand.

    RIP Dick Clark

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    wha happened?

    I wonder how many music acts he has introduced?

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  • james_woods

    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.

  • undercover

    He said there were only three

    Hello? Bob Dylan???

    edited: Allman Brothers. Led Zeppelin. Jimi Hendrix. Clapton. Black Sabbath. The Band.

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  • ohiocowboy

    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.

  • LongHairGal

    wha happened:

    Yes, he was truly unique and he lasted a long time.

  • Band on the Run
    Band on the Run

    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.

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