Dick Clark Dies At 82

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  1. Brian117
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    Source: http://www.cbsnews.c...ark-dead-at-82/

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    R.I.P Dick Clark. Will miss seeing you on New Years Eve. :(
     
  2. Hanafuda

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    Well, that sucks. RIP, Dick.

    Most of you on here only know this guy as the improbably old New Years' host ... for me that was just something he started doing after his real fame had dwindled. Dick Clark was a powerful influence in American rock/pop music spanning over both my parents' and my generation ... really until MTV came along I guess. American Bandstand was only really "cool" back in the late 50's and through the 60's, but it was still on even into the late 80's. When I was a kid in the 70's, it came on around noon on Saturdays, just after the cartoons. This is ancient times stuff for most of you runts LOL. Anyway, I didn't watch every week but I did watch a lot of American Bandstand and Soul Train back in those days ... now both hosts are gone, along with Don Kirshner and Wolfman Jack. Gettin' old sucks.
     
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  3. Gahars

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    I had heard about his stroke, and that his health has been deteriorating over the years, so I guess this was a long time coming. Still, it's a shame to lose him; from what I had seen of his programs growing up, he seemed like an earnest, nice enough guy.
     
  4. 431unknown

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    I wonder if it's still going to be called Dick Clark's New Years Rock'n Eve?

    Anyway RIP Dick.
     
  5. Guild McCommunist

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    Eh, New Year's Eve was kinda painful to watch after his stroke. He was just really a mess after the whole thing.

    It's sad to see him go but it's his time. It's just been really sad to see him go in a not-so-graceful manner.
     
  6. IBNobody

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    I hope they do a tribute to him when they hold the show again at the end of the year.
     
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    I guess this guy was a big deal in America. I kinda wish I heard of him or about him before his death :/
     
  8. VashTS

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    you felt his influence over seas, maybe its indirect but he was a major part of television's breakthrough. he will always go down in history as a great man and pioneer of the field of tv.

    i don't care much for celeb deaths but this man did help to create what we all do today on a daily basis. RIP Dick. Many good new years brought in with you at the helm.
     
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    R.I.P Dick Clark. You were a great man.
     
  10. Brian117
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    Probably Ryan Seacrest's New Years Rock'n Eve. :glare:
     
  11. 431unknown

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    That would just blow.
     
  12. Prophet

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    This is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Dick Clark. Hit the 7:07 mark.

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    I'll just leave this right here...
     
  13. Vulpes Abnocto

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    Mr. Clark, may you rest in peace, and I wish comfort to all of your family.
     
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    Am I the only one that doesnt know who he is?
    I'm not really a music person :|
     
  15. Frederica Bernkastel

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    That sucks, Dick rocked.
     
  16. Guild McCommunist

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    You'd probably know him better at your age if you watch the New Year's Eve stuff in America.

    Not trying to be offensive but that's how I know him.
     
  17. FireGrey

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    I don't really watch much American things other than sitcoms, animated shows and movies.
     
  18. ZAFDeltaForce

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    Me too.

    Sounds like he did many great things though. I wish his family well
     
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    Dick, you shall be greatly missed!