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Dick Clark dead at 82
Fox 6 now ^

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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To: crosslink

sad...American Dreams, the TV series he produced, was incredible....it came right after 9-11; i watched and tried not to cry considering what the nation was going through...

that said- it was very tough watching him on New Years Eve- on one hand i wanted to applaud him for his courage on the other i thought he had made his point the first year he returned from his stroke....


51 posted on 04/18/2012 1:41:58 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: stylecouncilor

I saw the breaking headline several minutes before the first article was posted. Dick Clark was likeable.


52 posted on 04/18/2012 1:42:28 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: crosslink

Very said RIP, I always loved the New Years Specials :(


53 posted on 04/18/2012 1:42:50 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: crosslink

Good night, Dick.


54 posted on 04/18/2012 1:42:50 PM PDT by equaviator
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To: crosslink

RIP Mr.Clark.


55 posted on 04/18/2012 1:44:09 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: crosslink
Back to a more innocent time. The “American Bandstand” days.’’God speed Mr. Clark.
56 posted on 04/18/2012 1:45:18 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Sorry,no tag line today.)
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To: wolfman23601

Wow either pretty young or your roof is made of stone


57 posted on 04/18/2012 1:45:18 PM PDT by jneesy (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a mans character, give him power.)
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To: crosslink

I liked him on the Pyramid, both the daytime and nighttime version of the Pyramid.The $10,000 Pyramid, the $25,000 Pyramid, and the $100,000 Pyramid.
However,Regis wasn’t as good in the Million Dollar Pyamid.

RIP DC.


58 posted on 04/18/2012 1:49:57 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: wolfman23601

“I’ve never heard of American Bandstand”

Anyone who listened to rock, pop, doo-wop or R&B in the 50s and 60s has. American Bandstand was the rock answer to “Your Hit Parade,” which you probably haven’t heard of either.


59 posted on 04/18/2012 1:51:24 PM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: crosslink

RIP, Dick.


60 posted on 04/18/2012 1:53:47 PM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: wolfman23601
I’ve never heard of American Bandstand

Ok....you are either really young...or you have lived in a cave until someone gave you a computer and installed the internet (at which point all you do it get on FR).

You've never heard of AB? You're putting us on.

61 posted on 04/18/2012 1:57:05 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: onyx
My older sis absolutely loved Band Stand. (She even named her daughter after one of the regulars). When we rushed in, turned the TV she wanted BS. I wanted whatever was on the other channel. My parents tried to resolve the argument by switching off every other day. I resolved the problem by letting her do my chores in exchange for watching bandstand (Which I secretly loved).....
62 posted on 04/18/2012 1:57:20 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: P.O.E.

Same here. Used to watch AB after the Saturday morning kidfest.

Wow. Too bad; a genuine piece of Americana.

RIP, Mr. Clark.


63 posted on 04/18/2012 1:59:16 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: crosslink

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


64 posted on 04/18/2012 2:04:45 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: crosslink

RIP Dick Clark, thanks for the memories!


65 posted on 04/18/2012 2:05:11 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: wolfman23601
you poor soul...
you missed the 50 and 60’s..you don't know ‘good living’ those ‘good old days’ are gone and you missed out...how sad.

you must not know...black jack gum, tea-berry gum, 19 cent gasoline, bread 15 cents a loaf, good home cooking, a mom who stayed home and raised the kids, church every Sunday, real families, respect, love, honor, grace before meals...

WOW sorry you.......you have not lived but just existed......

66 posted on 04/18/2012 2:09:47 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: haircutter

And wolfman missed the 70s and 80s as well. I was a teenager in the 80s and Bandstand was still on. That’s the era I remember it from...


67 posted on 04/18/2012 2:18:42 PM PDT by alphadoggie
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To: wolfman23601

You might be a bit young...


68 posted on 04/18/2012 2:19:34 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: crosslink
Godspeed Mr.Clark !


69 posted on 04/18/2012 2:19:44 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: wolfman23601
I’ve never heard of American Bandstand

You must be very young. It started in 1952 and ended in 1989. It helped Dick Clark become an American media mogul.
70 posted on 04/18/2012 2:20:57 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Why_?! check the time! Both were posted at the EXACT same time!! :O

That HAS to be a first.. and almost identical posts!


71 posted on 04/18/2012 2:23:06 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: crosslink
Grew up with his show in the 50's & 60"s. Sad day! RIP Mr. Clark!

I remember him playing, and us doing, the "Mexican Hat Dance" with my grandmother when I was little. (Mid 50's) And, oh yeah, we all had our favorite couples/dancers.

72 posted on 04/18/2012 2:26:03 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: alphadoggie
70 and 80 were great times...

I became a mother in 72 and 75 my greatest accomplishments in this life.. yep great days...I adopted one and produced one...I've forgotten which is which...lol
both wonderful gifts.

I hope you've had many gifts also.

73 posted on 04/18/2012 2:32:13 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Bikkuri

I said that New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be the same without Dick Clark; He wasn’t the host anymore. That was a mistake on my part. :/


74 posted on 04/18/2012 2:35:41 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: Rockitz

‘When asked, President Obama’s response to Dick Clark’s passing- “My grandfather would have looked like Dick Clark.”’

My American one that is.


75 posted on 04/18/2012 2:37:42 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: crosslink
I still use the phrase "It's gotta good beat and I can dance to it" just for fun. RIP. He will be missed.

Kids don't even know what a record is anymore.

76 posted on 04/18/2012 2:41:06 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Deo volente
I used to watch American Bandstand in the afternoon growing up in Philadelphia.

I was actually ON Bandstand while visiting my cousin in Philly in the early sixties. (I also remember attending an outdoor concert with Jack Benny and the Philadelphia Orchestra and seeing the Phillies play the Pirates at the old Connie Mack Stadium. On the drive back South, we heard that Marilyn Monroe had died. That seems like forever ago.)

77 posted on 04/18/2012 2:42:47 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort (The curse of aging is that the past looks better and better.)
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To: Justaham

[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.]

Maybe be the youngin’s here better know him as host of ‘The $64,000 Question’ game show.


78 posted on 04/18/2012 2:44:17 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: crosslink

RIP to a legend. New Year’s Eve will never be the same.


79 posted on 04/18/2012 2:44:31 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: crosslink
An immense talent and gentleman to whom several generations of disc jockeys (myself among them) owe a debt of gratitude for setting the standard for entertainment coupled with civility. He almost single-handedly saved top-40 after Alan Freed and the payola scandals. RIP, Dick...the world's oldest teenager.

THIS is the "day the music died."

80 posted on 04/18/2012 2:45:38 PM PDT by LaybackLenny
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To: hoosiermama

LOL. Did she name her daughter Arlene?

I can’t remember a day when I missed Bandstand. It was a must. Then we would call one another to talk about the show.


81 posted on 04/18/2012 3:00:29 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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To: crosslink

The Philadelphia teens who were “regulars” became demi-gods to teen audiences at home. In retrospect, the whole enterprise of encouraging kids to come to a TV studio and dance on a TV show everyday after school and watching the show all afternoon was problematical. Why didn’t Dick Clark tell the kids to go home some of the days and do their homework after school?

Dick Clark was an easy to watch and listen to record promoter and arbiter of the teen music market and tastes. His show biz persona was neutral facilitator of developing teen music “sensibilities.” The inarticulate comments of the American Bandstand teens in evaluating the new songs foreshadow the parlance of Valley Girls.


82 posted on 04/18/2012 3:02:04 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: wolfman23601
I’ve never heard of American Bandstand

Are you for real or just 13 years old?

83 posted on 04/18/2012 3:04:09 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: crosslink

Barry Manilow - American Banstand

Video with Dick Clark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe96JObaA80&feature=related


84 posted on 04/18/2012 3:05:06 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: haircutter

You must remember Justine and Bob and Pat Molitari etc...those were the days, so innocent and CLEAN and POLITE kids (even the hoods and racks)


85 posted on 04/18/2012 3:05:33 PM PDT by estrogen (don't let the media pick our candidate)
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To: Leroy S. Mort
Leroy S. Mort said: "I was actually ON Bandstand ..."

American Bandstand probably encouraged a lot of copycats.

My sister and a cousin managed to be invited to "Dance Party" in the 60s which was produced in San Jose and was probably just viewed in the Bay Area.

86 posted on 04/18/2012 3:07:40 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Ah.. didn’t catch that >.< sorry about that :p

Still amazing about the time and almost identical words ;)


87 posted on 04/18/2012 3:08:35 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: onyx
Brenda
They called while watching the show. We had a large living room and sometimes the neighbors came over.

Remember when mom and dad wouldn't let sis see Elvis cause he swiveled his hips. Soon after they brought home hoola hoops and the were the first to try them out and show US how they worked. OTOH

Mom and dad were great dancers. Chaperoned all the school dances. Mom taught lots of young men how to dance. Learned all the “kool” dances and joined in. First on the floor and last off. My friends loved my parents. Have to admit they were lots of fun and good role models.

88 posted on 04/18/2012 3:17:06 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: crosslink

I am one of those who remembers Dick more for “The $25,000 Pyramid” and America’s Funniest Bloopers, than for Bandstand.


89 posted on 04/18/2012 3:20:01 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: crosslink

RIP


90 posted on 04/18/2012 3:24:06 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
New Year’s Eve won’t be the same without him.

Yeah, RIP, Dick Clark, you are the coolest!

(I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)

Noticed your tagline, did you lose your cat, Pumpkin, or hopefully, she is still doing well? I'm a cat lover too and I know what it is like to lose them. I have 3 cats as well.

BTW, sorry for staying OT, but Powers Boothe is my favorite actor. I loved him in "Red Dawn" but my first time seeing him was when he played the Reverend Jim Jones on a CBS miniseries from 1980. He had the looks and actions of Jim Jones pegged so well.
91 posted on 04/18/2012 3:34:48 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: crosslink

Dang!

Rest in peace.


92 posted on 04/18/2012 3:42:00 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: William Tell
There was a 1988 movie set in the 60s about that starring Joe Pantoliano ( Joey Pants ) as the Philly replacement wannabe for Clark and AB.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095362/

I heard that the animosity in Philly to AB leaving for LA even carried into the 80s.

93 posted on 04/18/2012 3:42:15 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: crosslink

RIP Dick Clark.

One of my favorite Syracuse Alumni..


94 posted on 04/18/2012 3:52:59 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Lazlo in PA

Im 32


95 posted on 04/18/2012 4:06:44 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Justaham

Im 32, born in 79. Watched Growing Pains, Whos the Boss, Alf, Simpsons, Different Strokes, Family Ties, Night Court... Parents warched Mash, Dallas, Moonlighting, LA Law. Never heard of American Bandstand...


96 posted on 04/18/2012 4:10:43 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: crosslink

I hope he’s finding a good beat that’s easy to dance to.

RIP


97 posted on 04/18/2012 4:13:12 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Charter Member of the Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List)
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To: oyez

Seriously...not a big deal for me.

I stopped paying attention when they canceled Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians. The ballroom, the dress, the music was so far above new years rockin’ eve I couldn’t watch.

What’s next ...New Year’s Rappin’ Eve?

I enjoyed adults.

RIP Dick Clark but I’m not a fan.


98 posted on 04/18/2012 4:19:11 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution togethegr as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: crosslink

At Syracuse, his old frat was asking for donations to fix up their house. So he just bought them a new, bigger, much nicer place! Nice guy. Always supported the Alma Mater!


99 posted on 04/18/2012 4:23:11 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: wolfman23601

Im 32, born in 79. Watched Growing Pains, Whos the Boss, Alf, Simpsons, Different Strokes, Family Ties, Night Court... Parents warched Mash, Dallas, Moonlighting, LA Law. Never heard of American Bandstand...


My son is also 32. I just called him and he never heard of American Bandstand but does remember Dick Clark from the New Years programs.

You young uns.... LOL


100 posted on 04/18/2012 4:24:59 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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