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Dick Clark dead at 82
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Posted on 04/18/2012 12:56:32 PM PDT by crosslink

TMZ is reporting that famed TV producer, and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” host Dick Clark has died at the age of 82 from an apparent massive heart attack.

There are few details surrounding his death at this time.

Clark suffered a stroke in 2004, forcing him to retire from hosting “New Years’ Rockin’ Eve.” Ryan Seacrest took over in 2006


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Rest in peace
1 posted on 04/18/2012 12:56:45 PM PDT by crosslink
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Aw, man!


2 posted on 04/18/2012 12:58:14 PM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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http://www.tmz.com/2012/04/18/dick-clark-dead-heart-attack/


3 posted on 04/18/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: oyez
All this does is show how soon I'LL go.

Thanx Dick, for all the memories.

I suggest anyone to hit youtube and punch in any 60's singer/group and American Bandstand will be one of the featured.

4 posted on 04/18/2012 1:00:43 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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RIP..... and Rock ‘n’ Roll.


5 posted on 04/18/2012 1:00:57 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: oyez

America’s oldest teenager is gone.


6 posted on 04/18/2012 1:01:14 PM PDT by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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He had a good beat and was easy to dance to.


7 posted on 04/18/2012 1:02:06 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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Rest in Peace Mr. Clark and thanks for all you did


8 posted on 04/18/2012 1:04:32 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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A truly American icon & by all accounts great guy...

RIP, Mr. Clark


9 posted on 04/18/2012 1:05:45 PM PDT by mikrofon (R&R Bump)
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Wow!

RIP and thanks.


10 posted on 04/18/2012 1:07:10 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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RIP, Dick!
Were goin hoppin
Were goin happin
Where things are poppin
The philadelphia way
Were gonna drop in
On all the music they play
On the bandstand

Were goin swingin
Were gonna swing in the crowd
And well be clingin
And floatin high as a cloud
The phones are ringin
My mom and dad are so proud
Im on bandstand

And I’ll jump, and hey,
I may even showem my handstand
Because Im on,
Because Im on the american bandstand
When we dance real slow
Ill show all the guys in the grandstand
What a swinger I am,
I am on american bandstand

Were goin hoppin
Were goin happin
Where things are poppin
The philadelphia way
Were gonna drop in
On all the music they play
On the bandstand

Bandstand bandstand bandstand

Hey Im makin my mark
Gee, this joint is jumpin
They made such a fuss just to see us arrive
Hey, it’s mr.dick clark
What a place youve got here

Swell spot the musics hot here
Best in the east,
Give it at least a seventy five!

Now for all you joes
Here goes my american handstand
Because Im on,
Because Im on the american bandstand
As we dance real slow
Im showin the guys in the grandstand
That I like my girl,
But I love american bandstand

The singers croonin
He aint the greatest but gee
My babys swoonin
In front of all of tv
So if you tune in
Youll see my baby and me
On the bandstand

And now were hoppin
(its boss, baby it’s boss) (there you go!)
And well be happin all day
(its cool, baby it’s cool!) (what a show!)
The philadelphia way
And you can drop in
(no school, baby no school!) (wave hello!)
On all the music they play
On the bandstand

And well rock and roll and stroll on american
Lindy hop and slop, it’s american
Tune in, Im on, turn on, Im in, Im on

Today! (bandstand)


11 posted on 04/18/2012 1:07:51 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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Wow. RIP Mr. Clark.

My elderly neighbor will be devastated.

/johnny

12 posted on 04/18/2012 1:07:51 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Yeah I hear on KFI Radio news

I saw him on TMZ he didn’t look good few months ago


13 posted on 04/18/2012 1:07:59 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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RIP Dick Clarke.
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20588291,00.html


14 posted on 04/18/2012 1:08:06 PM PDT by Justaham
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The eternal teen-ager. RIP, Dick.


15 posted on 04/18/2012 1:11:43 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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RIP Dick Clark..a beautiful man with a beautiful soul. He will be missed for sure


16 posted on 04/18/2012 1:11:48 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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One of the few good celebrities these days. He is already being missed.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 1:12:02 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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I was impressed that he did this year's New Year's Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest and wondered how many more he could swing. RIP Mr. Clark. Prayers for those who loved you.
18 posted on 04/18/2012 1:13:01 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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Many of us remember Dick Clark from the days when he hosted American Bandstand. Many of the groups he introduced went on to fame. And, a whole cult grew up around the regulars who attended and danced on his program each week.

RIP!

19 posted on 04/18/2012 1:13:09 PM PDT by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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I was impressed that he did this year's New Year's Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest and wondered how many more he could swing. RIP Mr. Clark. Prayers for those who loved you.
20 posted on 04/18/2012 1:13:15 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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Sad news.

I used to watch American Bandstand in the afternoon growing up in Philadelphia.


21 posted on 04/18/2012 1:13:15 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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So many memories.... thank you Dick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH3N1cDphsQ

If only we could turn back the clock to a better time in America.


22 posted on 04/18/2012 1:13:59 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Keith in Iowa

50’s to today...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3CHr6imxPk


23 posted on 04/18/2012 1:14:24 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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New Year won’t be the same without him.


24 posted on 04/18/2012 1:15:06 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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New Year’s Eve won’t be the same without him.


25 posted on 04/18/2012 1:15:06 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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RIP Dick Clark. American Bandstand was the lynchpin of a more innocent age.
26 posted on 04/18/2012 1:15:27 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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Dick Clark......a part of everyone......RIP Dick Clark, rock on.


27 posted on 04/18/2012 1:15:58 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: crosslink; Salvation
Nos prières à Dieu augmentent pour Dick Clark et sa famille.
(Our Prayers to God increase for Dick Clark and his family.)

Notre Père qui es aux cieux,
Que ton Nom soit sanctifié, que ton règne vienne,
Que ta volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donne-nous aujourd'hui notre pain de ce jour.
Pardonne-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation, mais délivre-nous du mal.
Car c’est à Toi qu’appartiennent le règne, la puissance et la gloire,
pour les siècles des siècles. Amen

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

28 posted on 04/18/2012 1:16:10 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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When asked, President Obama’s response to Dick Clark’s passing- “My grandfather would have looked like Dick Clark.”


29 posted on 04/18/2012 1:16:19 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Excellence

I suddenly feel like an idiot.....


30 posted on 04/18/2012 1:16:27 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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So sad. He is the only reason I could tolerate Seacrest the past few years.

RIP Mr. Clark.


31 posted on 04/18/2012 1:17:06 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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I still can’t figure out who he was even from pictures...


32 posted on 04/18/2012 1:20:12 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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In a previous life, Dick Clark was.....Dick Clark.


33 posted on 04/18/2012 1:21:12 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: speedy; crosslink

With Dick Clark’s passing, so passes part of my teenage years, and pre-teen, as a matter of fact.

Rushing home from school to watch American Bandstand was a must.


34 posted on 04/18/2012 1:21:30 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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Sweet Little Sixteen by Chuck Berry

They’re really rockin Boston
In Pittsburgh, P. A.
Deep in the heart of Texas
And ‘round the Frisco Bay
All over St. Louis
Way down in New Orleans
All the Cats wanna dance with
Sweet Little Sixteen

Sweet Little Sixteen
She’s just got to have
About half a million
Framed autographs
Her wallet’s filled with pictures
She gets ‘em one by one
She gets so excited
Watch her look at her run

Oh mommy mommy
Please may I go
It’s such a sight to see
Somebody steal the show
Oh daddy daddy
I beg of you
Whisper to mommy
It’s all right with you

Cause they’ll be rockin on bandstand
In Philadelphia P.A.
Deep in the heart of Texas
And ‘round the Frisco Bay
All over St. Louis
Way Down in New Orleans
All the Cats wanna dance with
Sweet Little Sixteen

Sweet Little Sixteen
She’s got the grown up blues
Tight dress and lipstick
She’s sportin’ high heal shoes
Oh, but tomorrow morning
She’ll have to chang her trend
And be sweet sixteen
And back in class again

Cause they’ll be rockin on bandstand
In Philadelphia P.A.
Deep in the heart of Texas And ‘round the Frisco Bay
All over St. Louis Way Down in New Orleans
All the Cats wanna dance with
Sweet Little Sixteen


35 posted on 04/18/2012 1:21:39 PM PDT by xp38
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God bless and prayers for his family.


36 posted on 04/18/2012 1:21:39 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: Deo volente
I used to watch American Bandstand in the afternoon growing up in Philadelphia.

So did I. If you were a teen anywhere in the Philly area you watched Bandstand. RIP, Dick and thanks for all the memories.

37 posted on 04/18/2012 1:22:10 PM PDT by azishot
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To: wolfman23601
I still can’t figure out who he was even from pictures...

Dick Clark was the host of American Bandstand and New Year's Eve celebration on TV for so many years until he had a heart attack a few years back.
38 posted on 04/18/2012 1:23:47 PM PDT by Justaham
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RIP Dick Clark.


39 posted on 04/18/2012 1:24:06 PM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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Many great memories over the years - remember watching American Bandstand after the Saturday morning cartoons were over.

There’ll never be another one like him.

RIP.


40 posted on 04/18/2012 1:24:34 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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Dick Clark was a fixture. God Bless, RIP Dick, prayers for family and friends....


41 posted on 04/18/2012 1:26:04 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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Wow, another American icon passing away. Our generation had the great fortune of growing up with Clark, Carson, Sullivan, Hope, and a whole host of others with true talent without the sleaze and foul language.

I'm saddened by what the current generation has to look forward to in their elder years when it comes to comedy and "oldies" music......

42 posted on 04/18/2012 1:26:24 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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Yep. My mother nad her sister danced on AB when it was in Philadelphia. She always had nice things to say about him and the program. I worked for a few years with his brother in law who was a great guy himself who always said good things about Dick.


43 posted on 04/18/2012 1:27:26 PM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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Even after his stroke you still expected him to bounce right back because he always seemed so young. But age has finally caught up with him.


44 posted on 04/18/2012 1:33:04 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm supporting Newt.)
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Ping


45 posted on 04/18/2012 1:33:19 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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Thanks for all the great memories


46 posted on 04/18/2012 1:35:22 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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Sorry to hear. I got to meet and interview him some years back about his guest appearance on Branded. He was very gracious. Afterward, I kicked myself for not thanking him for introducing Paul Revere & the Raiders to the rest of the country beyond the Pacific Northwest where they were already popular; and when Where the Action Is might show up on home video.


47 posted on 04/18/2012 1:36:30 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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Enjoyed his work. RIP.


48 posted on 04/18/2012 1:37:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Justaham

I’ve never heard of American Bandstand


49 posted on 04/18/2012 1:39:02 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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RIP


50 posted on 04/18/2012 1:40:14 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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