Condolence & Memory Journal

Wonderful post, friend! I love these kinds of posts from you.It's so easy to get cauhgt up in the minutia of life and complain about every single thing, when we really just should step back and take a look at the big picture and how blessed we are. What a great reminder from you today. Love you!

Posted by Max - MCQVTmH6, CT - pAjelDdL5PN   July 05, 2015

It brought tears to my eyes to come across this website. I enjoy watching him every day on The 25,000 Pyramid on the GSN channel. I'm old enough to remember & love him on American Bandstand. The New Year's celebration is never the same without him. I believe he lives on in all of our hearts who love him and will never forget him! He leaves behind a great heart warming legacy. RIP

Posted by Martha Perez - El Paso, TX - Tremendous Great Fan   March 23, 2015

MY PRAYS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY AT A SAD SAD TIME MAY YOUR SOUL RIP FOREVER YOU WERE PRETTY GOOD IN AMERICAN BAND STAND BACK IN THE 60'S MY PARENTS WATCHS YOUR SHOW FROM TIME TO TIME NOT ME I WANT BORN UNTIL NOV OF 1981 BUT YOU WILL BE FOREVER MISS THOUGH AND MY THE GOOD LORD FROM UP ABOVE SHINE ON YOUR SOUL FOREVER AND EVER AMEN .

Posted by RONALDJOHNVLKJR - CICERO, IL   April 27, 2013

The late Dick Clark's been an Entertainment giant for decades. He'll always be "Mr. "American Bandstand"" as well as "Mr. "Pyramid"" from the first 2 incarnations of that game show in the 1970s and 1980s. And for decades he had been doing the live coverage of the annual New Year's Eve festivities from Manhattan's Times Square, New York City, N.Y., primarily on the ABC-TV Network, the same network that his hosted "American Bandstand" series had been on for 30 years (1957-Sept. 5, 1987). He'll be deeply missed.

Posted by Christopher Hagee - Phoenixville, PA - N/A   May 20, 2012

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Thank you Dick Clark for all the wonderful memories throughout the years! Our prayers go out to the Clark family. May God give you comfort in your loss.
Dave and Dianna Berg

Posted by Dave and Dianna Berg    May 04, 2012

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I have had the great pleasures of watching Dick Clark on American Bandstsnd since I was Ten years old. I never stopped watching him, even on New Years Eve I always watched him it was great to hear him every year. It was my thrill to get to watch him all of these years. Will miss him dearly. My condolences to his wife.

Posted by Delores Cordova Ritter - An avid longtime fan   April 28, 2012

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I grew up with you on tv you truely made america smile and love music thank and god bless your family.

R.I.P.

Posted by alicen - fan   April 28, 2012

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A vivid image of Dick Clark came to my mind when I heard of his death. As teenagers in Mt. Vernon, NY. we attended the same high school. Etched in my mind is the picture of Dick on the high school stage at the podium leaning on his one arm and leg exactly as he looked the first time I saw him on Amercan Bandstand. His legacy of helping people started as a young man and spanned his life long career that touched so many lives.

We became friends when he was running for president of the school and I was a candidate for vice president. Neither of us had a chance of winning the competition. The male slate included returning WWII vets and one of the boys from the "in crowd." The girl from the popular group ran against me. I was the underdog as well.
I had set my vision on that office the first day of orientation at A.B. Davis high school and set a goal to become vice president of the school. In retrospect, I doubt now that Dick had any misgivings about his election. The way he went about preparing for the campaign, I realize now, was a microcosm of his legendary success in life. Dick and I paired up to take on the forces against us. We were both visionaries and up to the challenge. With our campaign managers, the four of us put our heads together and planned our strategy. Little did I realize how much work was involved. Dick, on the surface portrayed a calm and confident individual who made the job look easy. This was because, he had not only a natural gift, but was a task master developing every part of the strategy to the last detail. This is what makes hard work look so easy.We practiced for hours critiquing each others speeches, how to use the podium and the importance of a cool and calm demeanor. A day did not go by that we did not meet.
On the day we were to give our campaign speeches, a crisis arose. The principal removed the podium. None of the candidates before us had used the podium. I caught his eye and I must have looked like a deer caught in th

Posted by Elaine Ely - Naples, FL - High school friend   April 27, 2012

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I watched American BandStand when I was a teenager. I loved Dick Clark,I thought he was the greatest. He will be well missed. Rest in Peace Dick and rest with God.

Posted by Tonia Brimm - Fan   April 27, 2012

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Dick Clark will be missed by the world. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Dani - Fan   April 26, 2012

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You have been such an "Icon" for most of my life. Thank you for being in my life. Rest now with all of our Love !

Posted by dcooper    April 24, 2012

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You will be very missed, what are great guy,Steve & Debbie Andrad

Posted by Debbie & Steve Andrade - Fan   April 23, 2012

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I remember watching American Bandstand when I was in high school and thereafter. Dick Clark was such a gracious host to the new talent that appeared on this show. So many of these great talents became famous on his show. He was always a gentleman and I admired him greatly. I wish the TV hosts of today had his charm, warmth and genuineness. His memory will live on.

Posted by Elli - Fan   April 22, 2012

As many others of my generation, I grew up watching American Band Stand. It was a mirror of the social fabric on which we all wore a badge. Without him, Motown, Blues and Rock would not be alive and socially acceptable. Thank you Dick for guiding us through so many troubled times with music as our voice.

Posted by Marie Hogue - Balch Springs, TX - Fan   April 22, 2012

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The creme de la creme as spokesperson for our marvelous rock 'n' roll era!! During the fabulous 50's, I used to rush home from school to watch 'American Bandstand.' As a teenager, Dick Clark was a HUGE part of my life. You WILL be missed. Sleep well, my friend.

Posted by Richard W. Mills - Ardent Fan   April 22, 2012

i watched dick clark sine i was 13 yrs old (now 64). he was the greatest

Posted by carol baldwin - canon city, CO - fiend   April 22, 2012

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You were an American Idol, I enjoyed Bandstand, the Pyramid show, and I grew up with you in the 60's and still enjoyed you every New Years Eve. It is not the same without a man like you representing America. Thank you for who you were for many of us. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Sharon - fan   April 21, 2012

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RIP Dick

Posted by Kim    April 21, 2012

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Dick Clark brought us rock music and dancing when we needed it most--in the 60s and he never quit until he died. RIP

Posted by Carla H. - fan   April 21, 2012

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RIP Dick, You will live in the hearts of us all for many years to come.

Posted by Lynn Clark - Fan   April 21, 2012

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New Year's Eve will never be the same. R.I.P.

Posted by Maureen - fan   April 20, 2012

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I was born in North Carolina in 1964. When I became old enough to know what television was and how to watch it, it was 1969. Two of my favorite shows to watch that year were Sesame Street and AMERICAN BANDSTAND. I was fascinated by the voice of the host of American Bandstand and, at that time, got to learn more about Dick Clark and the purpose of his show. I truly enjoyed what he was doing and why he was doing it as, in my opinion, he was one of the BEST people of my generation to introduce new talent that we can call legends today.... from all genres of music, from Rock and Roll, to Country, to Rhythm and Blues, to Soul, to Disco, and to Rock in the single form, and even in the early stages of Hip-Hop.... he recognized new talent and was not afraid to bring them on stage for people to get to know and love.....Dick Clark is a true mogul, among other moguls that brought stars to life. I believe that all radio stations today should recognize the people of yesteryear (and now) that brought forward the people that we listen to on their daily programs. We lost other icons this year, also the LEGENDARY Whitney Houston, and Don Cornelius, the founder of SOUL TRAIN.....neither Mr. Clark or Mr. Cornelius cared about what a person looked like or what they believed in. If they knew and felt the raw talent, they made sure people could know it and feel it too!! What I hope Mr. Clark's family will appreciate is that, when I was a college freshman, I tuned in to both American Bandstand and Soul Train on Saturday afternoons in an attempt to self-teach myself to dance like the dancers on each show. My hallmates caught me in the middle of watching American Bandstand, where I was dressed in suitably from the waist up (jacket and tie) and remained in bedwear downward. Though I may have looked like a spectacle, the show encouraged me to better myself on the dance floor and I prevailed. That said, Mr. Clark, I sincerely thank you!!! Today, I do believe that people like Ryan Seacrest are doing an absolutely FINE job continuing with bringing on fresh faces like those who triumphed on American Idol and even those who fell slightly short but have demonstrated greatness even after their departure from the show. Kudos, Mr. Seacrest, and hats off to all the radio DJs, TV personalities, and those who began before Dick Clark that became legends even in HIS own eyes. He will certainly be missed! And, for now, we WILL NEVER say GOODBYE.... we look forward to seeing you soon. So I'll close with his credible last two words at the end of his shows (Bloopers, Pyramids, et al) ---

For now, Mr. Clark..SO LONG! - Ken Walker (Durham, NC)

Posted by Ken Walker - Fan   April 20, 2012

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I REMEMBER WATCHING HIM ON 2012 NEW YEARS ROCKIN EVE. 2013 WILL NOT BE THE SAME. REST IN PEACE DICK CLARK WE WILL BE ROCKIN IN IONIA,MICHIGAIN FOR U

Posted by tammy blake - a FAN   April 20, 2012

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Thanks for the wonderful memories.......
You will be missed.
Love and Sympathy to your family,

Posted by Judy Palmer    April 19, 2012

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The world is full of sadness today. Mr Dick Clark, you will be remembered in the hearts of so many. Such a Dignified & Honorable Man. My thoughts & prayers go out to your family & friends, and all who loved you R.I.P. Sir

Posted by Bari-Christine    April 19, 2012

He will be missed by all who loved him and was a great guy who loved people and music. We will miss you Dick Clark.

Posted by bonnie lynch - west carrollton, OH - fan   April 19, 2012

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Im 54 yrs old and as a lil girl i watched every sat american banstand it was the hilite of my week my parents watched also he was the greatest and brought so much music to us he will be greatly missed in so many ways so glad i got to experience his shows my heart goes out to his family there will not be another dick clark i wished they wud put on tv all his american band shows asa tv show thank you for everything

Posted by keven shaffer - a loving fan   April 19, 2012

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You will b missed you had a so many shows for our entertainment but the best of all was american bandstand i wished they would have a station that once a week they wud put this on tv my heart goes out to your family and you are loved rest in peace

Posted by keven shaffer - a fan   April 19, 2012

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." -Psalm 116:15.A good clean cut All-American boy made good. May his Memory be eternal !!!

Posted by Metropolitan Ephraem - New Jersey, NJ - Middletown   April 19, 2012

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American Bandstand and New Year's, they are Dick Clark. I haven't watched that ball drop since his stroke. God, welcome him home where only you are famous. God bless his family and friends.

Posted by Kim - Just a fan   April 19, 2012

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i will always remember Dick Clark when he was doing the New Years rockin Eve he will be deeply missed

Posted by Anne Mix - a fan   April 19, 2012

I used to rush home from school to watch Bandstand when you were in Philly. Loved it. Kept watching when it became AMERICAN BANDSTAND. you were always the gentleman, kind to the kids and visitors.
YOU WILL BE MISSED.
Judy from Michigan.

Posted by Judith Rogers    April 19, 2012

I'll remember Dick Clark every New Year's Eve that comes and goes.

Posted by Paul Hoffmann    April 19, 2012

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Truely will be miss Mr.Dick Clark .R.I.Paradise love u ur fan.

Posted by CARRIE HABERSHAM - Faithful fan The Habersham Fam   April 19, 2012

The late great Dick Clark's been such an American entertainment icon who'll be deeply missed. May his Soul R.I.P.

Posted by Christopher Hagee - Phoenixville, PA   April 19, 2012

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Thanks for your memories and the music will lives on and on and beyond......Dick!

Posted by Shawn Williams - Singer/Fan   April 19, 2012

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R.I.P. Dick Clark. You were truly one of a kind. You will be dearly missed.

Posted by Karen Griffis    April 18, 2012

I wasn't around to see Dick Clark on 'American Bandstand' but I've been watching him host 'New Year's Eve' for as long as I can remember. Over the years, watching him count down the final moments of the year has become a special New Year's tradition. Witnessing his courage and determination in overcoming the stroke that he suffered several years ago has been inspirational to me. I can't imagine a New Year's Eve without Dick Clark...his presence will be missed.

Posted by Sarah - Marlborough, MA   April 18, 2012

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Really Enjoyed Hearing You all My Life , RIP , God Be With You and Your Family .

Posted by david chavez - Brother thru God   April 18, 2012

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Fun music and great memories of American Bandstand you will be missed God bless your family and prayers to all

Posted by Carla glover    April 18, 2012