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Thursday, April 19, 2012

When Dick Clark Met Madonna

‎"Even though I told him in 1984 that I wanted to rule the world, it’s Dick Clark who ruled the world. He loved what he did and his energy and enthusiasm were boundless. A great man. I bow to his memory and everything he did with his life." - Madonna




The year was 1984 and I clearly remember seeing this when it first aired. (From my playpen.) Madonna sang "Holiday," then had this exchange with the late Dick Clark. Madonna had just released her debut album and was already displaying her blonde ambition, American Bandstand was still going strong and Clark was a power player in the world of pop music. His influence, from the '50s through the '80s via his show, cannot be overstated.

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