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Ryan Seacrest’s tribute to Dick Clark on the Daytime Emmys

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Ryan Seacrest hosted the Daytime Emmy tribute to his idol Dick Clark. Among those who feted him were the Spinners, the Jersey Boys, Marie Osmond, Tony Orlando and Chubby Checker.

“If I lived to 300, I could never fill your shoes,” Seacrest told Clark.

“Did I write that for you?” Clark cracked. “I want to thank all the artists and kids who appeared on ‘Bandstand,’ which was on for almost 40 years.”

After the aforementioned artists sang the Manilow-penned version of the “Bandstand” theme, Clark is seen crying.

MJ posted the video (though the audio is off a smidge.) in two parts:

The tribute video featured Garth Brooks, Simon Cowell, Cher, Donny Osmond, Frankie Avalon and Barry Manilow:

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June 28th, 2010
3:28 pm

Dick Clark is a classy guy.


June 28th, 2010
3:52 pm

What fun! And so touching as well. It seems like Dick Clark was always are part of my life. I raced home from school everyday to watch Bandstand….then the Mickey Mouse club! :-)


June 28th, 2010
3:56 pm

How about Lucas McCain (The Rifleman) ?

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June 28th, 2010
7:11 pm

Deirdre, hubby lost his dad when he was a wee tyke, and has said for years that Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith were his “dads” when he was a boy, LOL. Good roll models, imho!


June 29th, 2010
2:52 am

Morning and yeah.


June 29th, 2010
7:09 am

Great thread, Rodney! Good beat, easy to dance to. I give it a 95!

{Some of you are old enough to understand that!} :D


June 29th, 2010
7:46 am


The following is a quote from Bret Michaels:

“I don’t know. We have a meeting in L.A. in a couple weeks and we’re going to sit down and talk. They did a poll and I think it was Madonna, P. Diddy, Howard Stern and myself, and I took 50% or 60% of the vote and that’s tremendous. I would love to be a judge on American Idol. I think I would bring a lot to the table.”


June 29th, 2010
8:37 am

Morning gang! Back from the beautiful beach all rested up….


June 29th, 2010
9:27 am

Welcome back, Wp. Apparently you and I are the only people aboard the AI Buzz train today.


June 29th, 2010
9:39 am

Welcome back WP.

I’m here, our Queeness.

If theres’ anyone who did more – for a longer period of time – for modern music than Dick Clark… I’d be hard pressed to name him.

Maybe Berry Gordon of Motown… but that’s about it.


June 29th, 2010
9:49 am

After all this time… I finally found a picture of KK that will not cause JT to drool.


June 29th, 2010
9:58 am

Total change of subject….. but still AI related…

Next season…. mentor & guest performer for country week (and if they want to use her songs, I say absolutely!) Miranda Lambert.

She’s definitely current, she’s a contemporary in age, and she’s one of the best all-around country stars (voice, musical ability and writing) in the business today.


June 29th, 2010
10:06 am

I second the Miranda Lambert nomination, Rickster.

Welcome back, Woodpappy (the original WP)!

I was here at 2:52 this morning, D. Where was everyone then?

Rodney Ho

June 29th, 2010
10:10 am

Big fan of Miranda Lambert, the most successful “Nashville Star” participant thus far (and like Daughtry, Kellie Pickler and Jennifer Hudson, not a winner).

New blog entry up about… Jennifer Hudson. Just watched the special and summarized it , with some clips to boot.


June 29th, 2010
10:40 am

ummmm asleep, pizza. Your insomnia flaring up again? :-)


July 9th, 2010
11:47 pm

Ryan Seacrest is AWFUL!! I hate his voice and his manner. He could be very successful if he accepted his limitations and gave the hosting to some super bright, charismatic star. Keep producing Seacrest – given your choices, you are on to something. As for Dick Clark – luv ya.


July 11th, 2010
10:43 am

Dick Clark is the GREATEST.

Rich Rodriguez

July 12th, 2010
1:43 am

A classy Emmy salute to the one and only Dick Clark. It was okay for him to cry at the end with wife Kari beside him as it all sunk in; he deserved the standing ovation.

I grew up on AB back in the 70’s and 80’s, and remember seeing acts as diverse as Captain & Tenille, Player, Donna Summer, Village People, Tierra, Bryan Adams, The Go-Go’s, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna and even “Weird Al” Yankovic every Saturday morning after the “ABC Weekend Specials”. I hear all the time about bringing back AB for a new generation of viewers, but with popular music as fragmented as it now is, a 700-channel universe and endless specialty channels online, I’m not sure a revived “Bandstand” could survive these days. What was supposed to have been the return of AB instead turned into “So You Think You Can Dance?” and it’s only on this time of the year.

Connie Real

July 14th, 2010
11:15 pm

Dick you are the “best”.American Bandstand was my favorite show. I never missed it after school.
my best friend and I learned all the new dance moves on your show, we were the best dancer’s
in our school !! God bless you today and always.