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April 18, 2012
To the family of Dick Clark, so sadden for you in the lost of your loved one. He will be remembered forever. Truely and ICON! RIP Dick Clark! You are loved by many!

Cynthia Borum Taylor
April 18, 2012
we love you dick and we will miss you dearly. god bless you and your family. mike and connie hill, lansing michigan
April 18, 2012
News of DICK CLARK's passing resonates within the country-music community and not because Music Row remembers him as a country disk jockey known as Cactus Dick. It doesn't, though that connection preceded Clark's creating Swingin' Country, the Academy of Country Music Awards Show and his son RAC's producing The Nashville Network's (TNN) Prime Time Country series.

As a little girl with a crush on "America's oldest living teenager," I never dreamed I'd get to meet Dick, let alone interview him.

The occasion to do both presented itself during the 1982 Country Radio Seminar. Dick was CRS' keynote speaker that year and his was a memorable audiovisual presentation featuring clips on the many country stars, including JIM REEVES, CONWAY TWITTY, SKEETER DAVIS and DON GIBSON who had appeared on Dick's teen-oriented series (three of which I watched religiously.) Clark spoke of how he tried to present country music with dignity and how difficult that was to do on television until he had the leverage to insist that the hay bales and such had to go.

During my exclusive Country Song Roundup interview with Dick (subtitled "Country Boy"), Clark never objected to any of my questions nor, as busy as he was, did he ever look at his watch or attempt to end the interview (though it was hardly a grilling) nor treat me less than kindly in any way.

In fact, Dick and I had a bit of a rapport as I asked him about RITCHIE VALENS (this was five years before the movie, La Bamba was released- when Valens' name was not on many people's lips), apparently a mutual favorite (Dick confided that he had some film footage of Richie he wanted to use on Bandstand retrospective, but was frustrated by it apparently having been misplaced), and MICHAEL J. JAMES' appearance on American Bandstand (one of the few Bandstand guests Dick had no memory of booking).

I wish I'd had time to ask Clark about FAMOUS HOOKS, PETE MENEFEE and so many others, but I could never have spent enough time picking Dick Clark's brain.

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report
http://stacyharris.com
April 18, 2012
I will miss so very much
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