Friday, April 20, 2012

R.I.P Dick Clark

Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, best known for hosting American television's longest-running variety show, American Bandstand, from 1957 to 1987. He also hosted the game show Pyramid and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, which transmitted Times Square's New Year's Eve celebrations worldwide.

As host of American Bandstand, with his strong communication skills, he was a "primary force in legitimizing rock 'n roll," not only to teenagers, but also to America's adult population. The show gave many new music artists their first exposure to national audiences, including Ike and Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, the Talking Heads, and Simon & Garfunkel. His shows were among the first where blacks and whites performed on the same stage and the live audience seating was desegregated. Singer Paul Anka claims that his show was responsible for creating a "youth culture," and due to his youthful appearance, Clark was often referred to as "America's oldest teenager". (Wikipedia)



















3 comments:

  1. Keep sharing such good information, it is very good..

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  2. Dick Clark was always a genuine and enthusiastic gentleman, and he seemed to always stand in stark contrast, as in the video clip linked above, to other people in the music industry that are intent on coming across as simply, well, dicks.

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