04-18-2012 12:50:48 PM
Oh, what good memories of this man!
04-18-2012 01:14:10 PM
Just heard this sad news. I loved him on the "Pyramid" game show, amongst others.
04-18-2012 01:16:41 PM
Clark can't even get around the silly word filter! Shame on AT&T.....
04-18-2012 01:23:45 PM
LOL. Yes, I had to put a space in his first name.
04-18-2012 01:48:32 PM
I'm sad. But he had quite a ride, didn't he?
I'm listening to Barry Manilow's version of American Bandstand. It always makes me smile and remember Saturday mornings.
04-18-2012 02:00:55 PM
This is from the article found in the link below:
Entertainment icon D ick Clark died Wednesday morning after suffering a massive heart attack, his agent Paul Shefrin confirmed. He was 82.
Clark had entered a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday evening to undergo an outpatient procedure, according to multiple reports, but then suffered a heart attack and attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
Clark's health had been declining since he suffered stroke in 2004, forcing him to give up hosting his eponymous D ick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve special on ABC, which he had hosted since 1972. Ryan Seacrest took over the special in 2006, though Clark still appeared on the program every year to countdown the year and kiss his wife at midnight.
He first gained fame as host of ABC's American Bandstand on ABC from 1956 to 1989, where his eternally youthful looks earned him the nickname "America's Oldest Teenager." The show's popularity helped cement Clark as a staple of American television, and he went on to host five versions of the game show Pyramid.
Clark founded D ick Clark Productions in 1957, which produced such classic shows as Bandstand and The D ick Clark Show as well as more recently, awards vehicles like the Golden Globe Awards, American Music Awards, and of course, New Year's Rockin' Eve. Through the production company and his various hosting turns, Clark also filled the broadcast, syndicated and cable airwaves with TV Bloopers & Practical Jokes,Scattergories, The Challengers and Greed.
He is survived by his third wife, Kari and his three children.
04-18-2012 03:18:32 PM
I was really sad to hear this. Such a pioneer and kept going after his stroke when many would have given up to be seen talking in public. I had read comments about his recent appearances for New Year's Eve, and some were downright cruel (probably kids).
He's commanding AB on the other side now for sure!
04-18-2012 06:44:39 PM - edited 04-18-2012 06:46:09 PM
AB was a Saturday morning institution that I always tried to catch. RIP DC.
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04-18-2012 08:43:00 PM
Really sad to see him go. I'm sure rockn'roll wouldn't have become popular so quick w/o D ick Clark and AB.
04-19-2012 08:39:26 AM - edited 04-19-2012 08:51:28 AM
AB was a Favorite in my household, too. One of my favorite songs when I was a kid was Albert Hammond's "It Never Rains (in California)" and was thrilled when he was on there. Hammond made a comment about going to Japan and the tops of the buildings looking like tape recorders. D1ck (I'm sure at the encouragement of the record companies) help sell alot of records. I recall seeing Sammy Johns and Starbuck on there too. Starbuck's "Everybody be Dancin'" is one of the most underrated pop songs of the 70's.
This is a list of all acts that appeared on AB. Funny, i do not see Starbuck but am 100% sure that they were on.