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Dick Clark, R.I.P.

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Featured, People | Comments Off on Dick Clark, R.I.P.

  We got the sad news today that Dick Clark has died. He was such a part of the baby boomer’s life, from American Bandstand...

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TV Show: New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010 in TV Show | 3 comments

  If you’re old enough to remember New Year’s celebrations prior to 1972, then you remember the hideous music of Guy...

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Song: "Mack the Knife"

Posted by on Apr 22, 2010 in Songs | Comments Off on Song: "Mack the Knife"

It’s Bobby Darin’s signature recording that we recognize as a Great American Thing. “Mack the Knife” is a song from...

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Holiday: New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Posted by on Dec 31, 2009 in Americana, Holiday | Comments Off on Holiday: New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Some one million people squeeze into New York’s Times Square each New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop, signifying the start...

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TV Show: American Bandstand

Posted by on Jul 7, 2009 in TV Show | Comments Off on TV Show: American Bandstand

Kids dancing to records. What a simple formula for a television show. And what an amazing run Dick Clark and American Bandstand had with...

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