Today, Dick Clark passed away. Another American icon is gone. Almost everyone remembers American Bandstand (I linked an 80’s song) and also the New Year’s countdown. Some may also remember the game show “Pyramid“. Dick Clark was a big piece of our culture.
I feel like every time one of these older folks in the entertainment industry passes on, another little piece of a certain innocence dies with them. It seems like times were simpler, in some ways, back then. The world seems to be becoming meaner, more violent and more polarized, especially between good and evil, right and wrong, black and white. It saddens me and I’m usually a chipper optimist who always finds a silver lining in even the most dire or tragic circumstance.
I have posted a few videos of “This Is Your Life” of Dick Clark. What a life it was….