Autograph courtesy of G’s enormous in-person autograph collection.
Sad news out of Hollywood. TV icon Dick Clark has died of a heart attack at age 82. Effective immediately, New Year’s Eve is canceled! Just kidding. The icon of the final day of the year was so nice and I was fortunate enough to meet him many times over the years and he was always gracious to fans. They don’t make them like that anymore, and it’s a pity. RIP Dick! And also, thanks for all the great bands I discovered because of American Bandstand.