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If I gave you a $100,000, would you stop being a hippie?

   One of the strangest and most telling interviews of the 1960s occurred in less than two minutes.  It happened in June of 1967, on Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand,” at the start of the Summer of Love.  935 more words


Five decades of Rick Springfield

Due to the unprecedented exposure of the last post – about 400 views in 48 hours (yes, I was surprised, too) – I thought I’d take the opportunity to launch the Rick Springfield is Not a One-Hit Wonder campaign. 473 more words

Rick Springfield

Music Was Better When I Was A Kid

Nostalgia. It’s a hell of a drug. Like freebasing your youth, or some other pithy metaphor. For me, I wish I could say it was grunge or Sub Pop but if I’m truly being honest, I was too young to care. 289 more words

Ed McMahon

Ed McMahon (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009)

Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr.
was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts.
At 15, McMahon began his announcing career as a bingo caller. 320 more words


American Bandstand Performance + Interview

The Ronettes perform “Be My Baby” and are interviewed by Dick Clark on very first TV appearance. This episode of American Bandstand originally aired on September 28, 1963.


Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law? – Dick Clark

This Week: Back to Bandstand, and Bye-Bye to Beatles

Online listeners of “The Grooveyard” were surprised two weeks ago when they weren’t able to hear our repeat broadcast featuring Dick Clark and American Bandstand.  Server problems affecting LIU Post eliminated our ability to stream the show that week.  122 more words