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Remembering Dave Somerville, Lead Singer of The Diamonds

If you were around for the pioneer days of rock and roll, you might remember a song called “Little Darling” by a band called The Diamonds. Their leader, Dave Somerville passed away on Tuesday.


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American Bandstand Introduces Aretha Franklin And An Old Love Song To A New Generation

Today (August 2) marks the 50th Anniversary of Aretha Franklin’s first appearance on American Bandstand.



Barry Manilow Talks Radio City, Dick Clark, His Ailing Hip And More!

At almost seventy years old, music legend Barry Manilow is still going strong. Dan Taylor had the privilege to catch up with Mr. Copacobana himself this morning on CBS-FM.


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Rockin’ Ron Parker Remembers Dick Clark

I had the opportunity to first meet Dick Clark in High School. He had come to town for a promotional autograph session on a new book which he had just written. I went down to […]


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‘American Bandstand’ Artists Remember Dick Clark

This morning, The K-EARTH 101 Morning Show from our affiliate K-EARTH in Los Angeles, featured some legendary artists who were fortunate to get their start by appearing on American Bandstand with Dick Clark. Everyone calling […]


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Song Anatomy: Barry Manilow’s “American Bandstand” Theme Song

For those of who grew up waiting for our weekly editions of Soul Train and American Bandstand every Saturday morning, today’s passing of Dick Clark follows the death of Don Cornelius as one more chapter […]


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Memorable Performances From American Bandstand

“American Bandstand” first hit television screens in 1952, simply referred to as “Bandstand.” Dick Clark would take over hosting duties in 1956 and on August 5, 1957, ABC would broadcast the show nationally for the […]


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Broadcast Legend Dick Clark Dies At Age 82

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Dick Clark, who brought Times Square into the homes of countless millions every New Year’s Eve, has died. He was 82.


The Voice of “Wheel” and “Bandstand” Is Silenced

  Charlie O’Donnell, whose cheerful, booming baritone opened Wheel of Fortune for a total of 28 years, died Sunday in L.A. at the age of  78.


You Be the Judge

OK — here’s the [lastfm]Van Morrison [/lastfm]on American Bandstand video I was talking about on the air. What do you think?