Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Happy Birthday, Dick Clark!


I couldn't let the day go by without wishing a happy birthday to the World's Oldest Teenager, 76 today. I remember rushing home from school to see American Bandstand in the afternoon and lusting after Pat Molitieri, and I've written about Clark's Saturday night show before. The man had a big influence on my life, no question about it. I know he hasn't been out in public lately, but my hope is that he recovers fully from his stroke and gets himself back on TV. Maybe he'll do the Rockin' New Year's Eve show next month. It could happen.

6 comments:

Gormania said...

Yes, Pat was "my girl" too. She had the same kind of slight overbite as the girl who would soon enough break my heart for real. I don't mean the slight overbite as an insult.She was very pretty. I just mentioned it for the coincidence. The dark gods have a strange sense of humor.

Bill said...

I'm a sucker for that overbite. Witness my long-time torch for Geena Davis.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys: You are so sweet to say stuff like that about Pat. She was my mother. I am amazed people still talk about her. I unfortunately did not inherite my mom's overbite.

Bill Crider said...

Wow! Glad to hear from you! I love the Internet!

Anonymous said...

I haven't thought of the ol' A/B gang in many,many years.. My sister and I were talking down memory lane today and some names "popped up"... of course Pat was one of them. SO sorry to hear that she is no longer with us. MAN THAT GIRL COULD DANCE..WOW!! Can anyone give me any info as to when this tragedy happened? Also, any latest news on Bob Clayton,Arlene Sullivan,Kenny Rossi?How about Myrna,Peggy, or little Carmen? I will never forget you guys...Your the greatest

Bill Crider said...

Check my more recent post on A/B. Some updates and a video's available.