As you may have already heard, "America's Oldest Living Teenager", Dick Clark, passed away today at the age of 82. The long time host and producer of American Bandstand, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, and was often the platform on which many Rock Stars debuted Nationally on. He will be missed.
Dick Clark: It must be three or four years since Richard began to tell me about the music that you people were making. You don't like to give it a name, David. David Byrne: No, not really. [via] (more…)
On this day in 1984 Madonna first sang "Holiday" on American Bandstand.
A toast: to the late, great media personality Dick Clark, a man who not only hosted three decades of American Bandstand and another three decades of New Years Rockin' Eve, but a man with a vision—a vision to live...
Steve Wahrer of The Trashmen going all out on American Bandstand in 1964. From Wikipedia: The Trashmen's biggest hit was 1963's "Surfin' Bird", which reached No.
By Ben Hunt of Epsilon Theory Well, Dick, it's got a good beat and you can dance to it. - standard response to Dick Clark's "how do you rate this song" question Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire. - Robert Frost I know nothing, except what everyone knows - if there when Grace dances, I should dance. Show More Summary
Dick Clark is one of the most beloved icons of American television. But was his American Bandstand a hotbed of sexual and racial discrimination? That's the claim made some inside sources, including stars of the show! According to a new report, Mr. Clark made a point of ferreting out any gay regulars and throwing them off the [...]
Is this a conspiracy, a scandal or just an overactive imagination? New allegations from American Bandstand dancers accuse Dick Clark of conducting antigay witch hunts. But as soon as the interviews started circulating around the web, they abruptly vanished from their source. Now, here’s where you may want to take it all with a grain of […]
Shorpy wishes you a Rockin' New Year! 1959. "American Bandstand emcee Dick Clark with teenagers on the set of the show." From color transparencies by Phillip Harrington and Howell Conant for the Look magazine assignment "Dick Clark Talks to Teenagers." View full size.
Frank Brancaccio (pictured, via this interview) and Eddie Kelly (pictured below, from this interview), two gay former American Bandstand dancers tell the National Enquirer that late host Dick Clark had his producers conduct "witch hunts" to "purge gays from the...
American Bandstand meets American Horror Story.
Dick Clark interviews Michael Jackson on American Bandstand before Michael's performance of 'Ben.' Hollywood, CA. 1971.
Dick Clark always kept Syracuse University close to his heart, no matter if he was hosting the famous American Bandstand show early in his career or leading the New Years’ Rockin’ Eve special. He will now become apart of the school forever, though he truly already was, as the Dick Clark Foundation has donated $5 [...]Show More Summary
“The demo didn’t evolve, it’s just endured” since the 1960s when ABC promoted the measurement to sell ads on American Bandstand, Turner Entertainment Network President Steve Koonin told ad buyers this morning at his company’s upfront presentation. Show More Summary
Unlike “American Bandstand,” “Soul Train” was a genuine reflection of what was going on in American households.
"Music is the soundtrack of our lives." - Dick Clark Stevie Wonder performed a moving tribute at the 2012 American Music Awards last night, sharing fond memories of the late American Bandstand host. Dick Clark passed away in April at...Show More Summary
Today marks the 49th anniversary of teen idol Lesley Gore’s American Bandstand performance of “It’s My Party” — a chart-topper with a catchy, melodramatic, but unmistakably girl’s-eye view. Followed by the similarly spirited “Judy’s Turn To Cry,” “She’s A Fool,” “You Don’t Own Me” and “That’s The Way Boys Are,” Gore’s early singles are often [...]
Left of Black S2:E31 | May 14, 2012 American Bandstand & the Civil Rights Movement, and Black Visual Literacy Host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Professor Matthew Delmont (Scripps College), author...Show More Summary
Did Dick Clark Overstate the Role of American Bandstand on American Race Relations? On the May 14 th Left of Black Host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Professor Matthew Delmont (Scripps College),...Show More Summary
Dick Clark, the creator and longtime host of American Bandstand and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, died on Apr. 18 of a heart attack. Here are some highlights from the beloved TV personality’s life:...