I always confused Casey Kasem (1932-present) and Dick Clark(1929-2012) to the detriment of Richard. Banal music personalities who introduced top 40 to America. Eventually Danny Terrio from Dance Fever did a number on the youth but Dick’s show held on for a long time.
Agreeably Dick Clark America’s Oldest Teenager show American Bandstand initially broadcast from Philadelphia then moved to Hollywood lasted from 1957 to 1987 and was more popular but Casey’s explosive diarrhea moments made him infamous. Here he is sampled in the U2 song “I Still haven’t found what I’m looking for” covered by the California group Negativeland. I suppose you could consider this is a early mash-up. I also did not know Casey did the voice over for Shaggy from Scooby Doo. Anyway, when somebody dies you learn so much about the people around them but in Dick Clark’s words “For now, Dick Clark…so long.” We’re still here at the Morbid Channel so for now be well.
Here’s some songs about your youth.
Teenage Wasteland MP3 by Left & Right from Miss Virginia (2010)
Teenage Lobotomy MP3 by The Ramones from Rocket to Russia (1977)
The Way Gene Would Groove It MP3 by DICK CLARK from JUST BLUES Reflections of the Artistry of Gene Harris
Waving My Dick In The Wind MP3 by Ween from The Mollusk a ode to Jimmy Wilson
Death Of A Disco Dancer MP3 by The Smiths from Strangeways Here We Come
Psychotic Reaction MP3 by Count Five from Psychotic Revelation: The Ultimate Count Five
Chicken Fat MP3 by Dave Clark Five And The Playbacks (Crown Records)