Dick Clark dead at age 82
Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand and New Year's Rockin Eve suffered a Heart Attack this morning and has passed away at age 82.
I was shocked that he was only 82. I thought he was older. I guess probably because he's been ill for so long.
He was going strong through his 70s until he had that stroke a few years ago. Saturday mornings and New Year's Eve won't be the same without him. Clark was a true icon, who produced a lot of other programs as well.
Strokes are a major bummer. The best a stroke victim can hope for is to get back to where they were.
Now, moving along with life for maybe eight years AFTER a stroke is impressive.
The dude looked like he was 25 for 50 years---clearly burning the candle at both ends. We should look back with gratitude on his ability to defy age...
Originally Posted by Mash
So, I broke into the palace
With a sponge and a rusty spanner
She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"
Well, I don't want to throw dirt at the dead but ole Dicki boy was no "boy scout" in the record industry. Once A.B. was established he played all sorts of games with who got on and who didn't. Ever wonder why such a "minor league" act as "Paul Revere and the Raiders" seemed to be on week after week while some major league acts never got a sniff? Well it wasn't "Payola" but it was its close cousin. I think D.C. did more on the right side of the ledger than the wrong but he was no saint by any stretch of the imagination.
Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone. Who among us is a boy scout. Especially in the record industry. I just know for a young lad like myself he was an icon. I would come home every day after school and turn on Bandstand. I got to see some of my friends dance and listen to the music I grew up with.
Originally Posted by Worf101
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