I am sadden as many are about the passing of Dick Clark, who was called America's oldest teenager.
He was larger than life and brought rock and roll into our homes for many years. I remember living in Queens Village in the 60's and watching American Bandstand. I got to see the latest dances and the newest singers, who got their start on his show and went on to the big time. And let's not forget that for decades we rang in the New Year with Dick Clark.
It was said that Clark hated to say goodbye, and on the many different shows he hosted would say, "So long, or so long for now." Thanks for the memories, for you will truly be missed and as a teenager of long ago, let me also say, "Thanks for a rocking roll good time."
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village