LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Clark stood as an avatar of rock 'n' roll virtually from its birth and, until his death Wednesday at age 82, as a cultural touchstone for boomers and their grandkids alike.
His identity as "the world's oldest teenager" became strained in recent years, as time and infirmity caught up with his enduring boyishness. But he owned New Year's Eve after four decades hosting his annual telecast on ABC from Times Square. And as...
"MY PRAYS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY AT A SAD SAD TIME MAY YOUR SOUL RIP FOREVER YOU WERE PRETTY GOOD IN AMERICAN BAND STAND BACK IN THE 60'S MY PARENTS WATCHS YOUR SHOW FROM TIME TO TIME NOT ME I WANT BORN UNTIL NOV OF 1981 BUT YOU WILL ..."
CICERO, IL, Apr 27, 2013
"The late Dick Clark's been an Entertainment giant for decades. He'll always be "Mr. "American Bandstand"" as well as "Mr. "Pyramid"" from the first 2 incarnations of that game show in the 1970s and 1980s. And for decades he had been doing the live coverage of the annual New Year's ..."
– Christopher Hagee, N/A,
Phoenixville, PA, May 20, 2012