Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dick Clark: Cultural Giant

" We're goin hoppin
We're goin happin
Where things are poppin
The Philadelphia way
We're gonna drop in
On all the music they play
On the bandstand-"
Barry Manilow

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After school,
every kid in Philadelphia
watched the Teen-Agers
dance on BANDSTAND,
broadcast from 47th & Market
in West Philly.

It was our local show
before the world discovered it
back in the early days
of Rock & Roll.

"They look like they are having fun.
I can't wait till I'm a Teen-Ager!"
Me at age 7

"But imagine how much fun
it WILL be,
when YOU get there!"
Mom


Prophetic Mom!

Woodstock
made the cool kids on
Band Stand
look old fashioned!


Dick Clark
was VERY important
to American & World 
Pop Music,
to our culture,
for DECADES.

Many of our musical icons
only succeeded
because of his support.








Thanks Mr. Clark - 
' World's Oldest Teen-Ager"