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RIP Dick Clark

  1. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    New Years Eve will never be the same.

    Dick Clark dies at 82

    Dick Clark, the television host and entrepreneur who sold rock-and-roll to Middle America on the dance show "American Bandstand" and counted down the new year with millions of TV viewers as emcee of an annual celebration in New York's Times Square, has died after a heart attack. He was 82.


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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertain … story.html

    1. Jean Bakula profile image94
      Jean Bakulaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Such sad news. Dick Clark was responsible for bringing attention to so many talented Motown artists who may never had been heard if he did not feature them on American Bandstand. Ryan Seacrest can never fill his shoes, he just doesn't have the gravitas. What a shame.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image90
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        There's a whole generation -- probably more than one, that doesn't understand the term "gravitas."
        Witness the "entertainment" of the past few years on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
        American Bandstand, it ain't!
        sad

    2. Mmargie1966 profile image90
      Mmargie1966posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Awww...what a loss for us.  82 is quite a long life, and his was extraordinary; but still sad to see him go sad

      New Year's Eve will never be the same.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image90
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I thought, based on his appearance in recent years after his stroke, that he was actually older than 82.
        He went from looking 25 to 85 just like ... that.

  2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 4 years ago

    On a brighter note...

    I am now the world's oldest teenager. smile

    1. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'd much rather see you than Ryan Seacrest host NYRE!

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        http://www.worldofstock.com/slides/VIN1017.jpg

        You got it.  I am ready to rock!!

  3. Teylina profile image59
    Teylinaposted 4 years ago

    Not sure about that, Ron. I'm definitely a contender, and I'm sure there are more, but I say even with us, there will never be anything like "Bandstand," no matter who comes along.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image94
      Jean Bakulaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I can't think of anyone good either. Ryan Seacrest just isn't working for me. I understand he may be popular with young people, or those who like American Idol. But on New Year's Eve it's kind of about family. It's important and a big deal when kids can stay up until midnight and see the ball drop. We need someone who appeals to all generations.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image90
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I thought Lady Gaga did an outstanding job on NYE and should be considered for host rather than simply entertainer.
















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