Thursday, April 19, 2012
R.I.P., Dick Clark. "The oldest teenager" is what Dick Clark was dubbed; but to us growing up, watching "American Bandstand" after school, he was more like a wiser older brother. He was very influential in our lives and in our musical tastes. Although it was uncomfortable watching him after his stroke, I had to admire the guts it took to do it!
Just last week I was telling how we wanted to have the "outfits" like the girls on American Bandstand: plaid skirt, white Peter Pan collared blouse, and blazer. Here in rural Fayette County, we were just too provincial to know that their outfits were CATHOLIC SCHOOL GIRL UNIFORMS!