Wednesday, April 18, 2012

RIP Dick Clark.

The man who was given the moniker "Oldest Living Teenager" passed away this morning at the age of 82.

Saw this paragraph online from Lester Bangs' interview with Clark for CREEM magazine; reprinting it here:
Anything that’s new takes a while before it gets disseminated across the country. You get the J. C. Penney versions of fashions of what the style leaders are wearing. There’s an interesting premise in all of this, in the youth world, you take the lunatic fringe, the avant-garde, the style leaders, the nuts. And if you are careful enough to determine what they come up with that’s a legitimate trend, then you’ll be able to figure out eventually what the people in the middle, I don’t mean necessarily geographically but in the case of our country it is pretty much the middle, will be doing in the next number of months.
Dick Clark to Lester Bangs in Creem, November 1973.

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