Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dick Clark (1929-2012)

courtesy of Clotho98
of Flickr
Thursday April 19, 1:53 a.m.

Heard about the passing of Dick Clark yesterday. I didn't know him so much from his original show, "American Bandstand", but he was a fixture on my TV set due to "The $10,000 Pyramid" and the bloopers show he did with the late Ed McMahon. But of course, we all knew him from "New Year's Rockin' Eve".

He had that natural DJ-esque delivery which made him an ideal host for a game show, and for the longest time, he never seemed to age until the last decade. When it comes to music, he was probably one of the luckiest guys on the planet after introducing literally generations of singers to generations of fans. In that way, he was the ultimate arbiter of pop culture.

He lived a good long life but he will still be missed.