Dick Clark, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
What to say? He knew Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochrane, didn’t he? I stand by my earlier comments on Don Cornelius – Dick Clark had his own thing going, but sometimes, it was a pretty good thing. Just last week I was you tubing and found footage from about 1981 of Paul Collins’ Beat (the American “Beat”) on Bandstand – despite the profusion of Manilow/Gibb brothers/Melissa Manchester stuff, Dick Clark could have some darn good taste in the power pop and new wave department. And oh yeah, there was the whole 1950s-1960s everyone-who-basically-created-rock-and-roll thing, too.