New Years Eve
The Ageless Teenager
The Rock Around The Clock
Blessings and prayers for
Dick Clarks Family and Friends
as they mourn his death
and the world
Dick Clark was greeted by so many
and there is now
a party going on
as the dance
and the music continues with
Dick Clark in heaven!
Can you even imagine the joyous noise as he was welcomed yesterday; and those talented artists, singers, and dancers of so long ago danced and sang him home?
Oh do you remember when we all gathered in front of those black n white televisions that sat on the floors of the living room?
Just dancing our butts off there, and singing to the tops of our lungs with a hairbrush in hand
in the livingrooms of our homes,
wishing like crazy we were on that show?
We watched some of the greats as they sang their songs,
we learned to
“twist and shout”, to “stroll”, to do the “hop”, the “bop”, the “mash potato”, as we listened to the sounds and croons of so many and watched them go on to become bigger than the screens they were on?
Well , some of us were wee little ones yes of course, still in diapers I’m certain! LOL
To think that if it weren’t for
the beginnings of music, dance on a television… such daring dance, and stylin on the floor and in homes.
Dick Clark lived a life full tilt
a man who felt the music and people wide open, and did not know the word stop.
I loved that about him,
And rather than be sad about his death, I can’t help but to be happy about his life today.
Although the rain has come, I can’t help but think it’s the Creator and those in spirit land crying their tears of joy as they welcomed him home.
Now free from the effects of his speech being altered, his life being restrained as we watched in amazement his continued determination although it would have been easier for him to just live the rest of his life at home with his family. He continued, he was active in spite of his limitations, he allowed the world to view and to be a part of his changed persona as we watched him from Times Square and the traditions continued with
Now he can be free,
rejoin the music and old friends
with no pain, no strain, and
I give thanks for his life
as the rain falls here.
Thank you Dick Clark
for being in my home and heart
and the great talents you brought forth.
A star indeed!
Wonder how many danced and sang across the stage of American Bandstand through the years?
How many did you dance and sing along with?
“For now, Dick Clark … so long,”
We’ll remember that smile, that hair, those expressive hands and eyes forever!
Tony Orlando once said, “only God is responsible for making more stars than Dick Clark made.”
He just may have been on the money, as even Aretha Franklin has been known to say, if you hadn’t made it on Dick Clark’s show you didn’t really make it!
He was influential in so many careers even after the end of
that great show!
Dick was color-blind back in the day,
he only saw the broad view and colors of sound;
he was subjected to death threats,
from the Klan,
from irrate parents,
EVERYONE loved him, and more importantly he brought folks together by their Universal connection of music!
Buddy Holly to James Brown and so many many more, we found kids and babies dancing with Grannys and Pops around t.v.s’
and a culture was born.
Thanks Dick… and from American Bandstand to New Years Eve, to now Ryan Seacrest and American Idol and the Voice and all these now popular shows in living color and new sounds, we have American Bandstand, The Soul Train to thank!
Who was your favorite on American Bandstand?
What was YOUR dance?
Do you remember?
Was it the “shag”, the ?
Was it, the Tempatations, The Beach Boys, Wilson PIcket, Michael Jackson?
How many acts do YOU remember performing on Bandstand?
Did you want to dance or did you get the chance to
on the stage?
Did you perform?
OH you can bet I did all of the above,
right there in the living room
of Granny’s house,
and we did the bop, the swing, the jive,
ohhhh we sure did!
With all the greats, rock, soul, a bit of twang, rhythm and blues
we were “cuttin the rug”
and have our groove on!
Thanks for all the memories Dick
you ageless teenager.
Funny how it has me thinking… ever notice how we could understand so easily ALL the lyrics back then?
it’s time to remember!!!
“People of all ages, more mature people — I’m saying forty and beyond. But even younger people have said it on occasion: “Thank you very much for being part of my life,” or, “I grew up with you,” or, “Thank you for all the good times.” If that was my legacy, that’s pretty good. I mean, I touched a lot of people. Probably only rarely ever got them to change their thoughts politically or morally or uplifted them. But I took them away. Let them escape. And that’s pretty big.” (Dick Clark)
all those years!
Dance on in the next place with old friends
and great times Dick!
Let the good times roll dear man!
Walk in Beauty,
- 4/18/12: Legend Dick Clark Dies at 82 of Massive Heart Attack; American Bandstand (brittaj17.wordpress.com)
- Dick Clark dead at 82 (bizzam.wordpress.com)
- Dick Clark Dead At 82 [VIDEO] (wzlx.radio.com)
- American Bandstand Host Dick Clark Dies at 82 (newsy.com)
- Keep Rocking On Dick Clark (tonij.wordpress.com)
- Dick Clark Will Be Missed (uflifestyle.com)
- Dick Clark passes away. (tvpulp.co.uk)
- For now, Dick Clark… so long: Reaction to his death (oforchristsakes.wordpress.com)
- Reports: Dick Clark dies of a heart attack at age 82 (pbpulse.com)
- Dick Clark remembered by ‘American Bandstand’ dancer Hal Laws Landau (abclocal.go.com)