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Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82 (1929-2012)

LilyFestre 18 Apr 12 - 03:56 PM
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Subject: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82
From: LilyFestre
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 03:56 PM

Dick Clark, Dead at 82

RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82
From: fat B****rd
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 04:15 PM

Bo Diddley called him "a good friend" implying that he gave a lot of black performers a chance to be seen. So, good for him.
RIP Mr. Clark.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 04:32 PM

And when Michael Moore tried to talk to him on "Bowling for Columbine" he ran off. Now I know Moore has an ambush style but this wouldn't have killed Dick Clark and he acted like a horse's ass.   Changed my whole opinion of him as I saw the "man" under the shell.   It wasn't pretty........


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82
From: Amos
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 04:49 PM

Rolling Stone's version. I always thought he was a front mannequin for the most filtered and inauthentic aspects of American life circa 1958. But it is also true that a lot of very pretty girls danced on his Bandstand, which was at least some kinda favor.

A


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82
From: gnu
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 04:50 PM

The ball has dropped. RIP.

Spaw... can't recall that but it sounds poorly. Then again, you fart.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 05:22 PM

Yes, I do and especially now after lunching at a Five Guys Burgers and Fries. I had just come from a pleasant visit with my cardiologist and just said, WTF! Good meat and freid like of old, all the grease and all the flavor that comes with it. Fresh cut fries that were wonderful!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 05:25 PM

Gave a lot of people access to music that they otherwise might never have had.

Sleep well.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82
From: Bobert
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 05:31 PM

Sniff...

I grew up on American Bandstand and he was our hero... Even that little payola thing didn't tarnish his shine...

He will be missed...

B~


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 05:43 PM

Ah...another icon of my youth.....that I studiously avoided.. gone.

"Dickie, I hardly knew ye."

I 'think' I saw him in a few commercials over the years, but paid little attention.

Durn... feeling my own age just reading these obits.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82
From: JedMarum
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 06:18 PM

Blessings on your memory and your loved ones.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 06:38 PM

I was only four when his show started and we didn't have a tv. When we got one when I was about eight, we only got CBS, so I don't remember ever watching his show. Certainly I knew of him as I got older, but never really got into his shows, etc. At least he did what he wanted with his life and, according to the video, he knew what that was from age 13.

RIP

kat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 07:24 PM

End of an era. He brought a lot of performers to the attention of a much wider audience.

I wasn't a fan, but some of my friends wouldn't miss his show for anything. If I was with them when it came on, I would retreat with a book until the show ended.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82
From: Janie
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 07:55 PM

American Bandstand was a Saturday mainstay at my house. A young mother who loved to dance, a 16 year old from up the street, and three young girls. Mom and Judy delighted and entertained us as they danced along with the show, learned new steps, and then pulled us girls in to learn. As we got a little older, Bandstand was where we learned all the new dances as they came long, practicing in the living room until the next Friday school sock hop to "show off our moves." Mom loved to dance, was a great dancer, and married a guy with two left feet so this was her "Saturday night" in amongst the ironing and vacuuming. Dick Clark and American Bandstand empowered much joy and laughter in a little house in the 50's and early 60's.

Rest in Peace.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82
From: GUEST,999
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 08:20 PM

Trip down memory lane.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82 (1929-2012)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 08:36 PM

Oh, I suppose he'll have his detractors, but he always seemed to me to be such a nice guy. I think I'd not be on my best behavior if Michael Moore were in my face, either. He was a man of my father's generation, who respected the music and people of my generation.
May he rest in peace.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82 (1929-2012)
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 08:48 PM

Apparently I had no clue who this was. I thought it was Dick Cavett.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82 (1929-2012)
From: Genie
Date: 19 Apr 12 - 02:40 AM

"Bandstand" was more of a thing for my little brothers and sisters (2 to 5 years younger than I), because I had little access to TV when I was in college or grad school, but I well remember the Philadelphia kid like "Cawmen Djimminez" (that' how she pronounced it) and the other Bandstand regulars and many a rising star being showcased on the show. "It's got a good beat and you could deance to it it" was a common comment from the Bandstand kids when they liked a new song.

Like many of the rest of you I kind of feel my own time shortening when we lose generational icons like Dick Clark.

What Janie and Joe and Kat and Bill D said.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82 (1929-2012)
From: Tunesmith
Date: 19 Apr 12 - 03:19 AM

It's amazing how someone can be a household name in one country but hardly known in another (i.e. the U.K.)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dick Clark, Dead at 82 (1929-2012)
From: Will Fly
Date: 19 Apr 12 - 03:27 AM

I'd just about heard of American Bandstand - but not Dick Clark. It's interesting how some aspects of American culture - like rock'n roll - zipped to the UK in no time at all, and others, like American Bandstand, never really made it.

Perhaps it was all to do with the transatlantic deals that could be made between the two countries at that particular time.


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