RoundUp: Artists Remember Dick Clark

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Sad news on the loss of Dick Clark yesterday. The iconic American Bandstand host booked not only pop stars but also took chances on out-of-the- mainstream bands when they were just starting out. Among them: Pink Floyd, Public Image, Captain Beefheart, Bubble Puppy, Love and X.

Many artists weighed in via Twitter on his passing:

Bootsy Collins: Another Pioneer Slipped from our Sights. 1958 was when I 1st started watching American Bandstand.

Paul Stanley: As a little boy I sat transfixed to our television every afternoon and Saturday night watching American Bandstand. Dick Clark was the face of rock and roll and it’s best ambassador.

QuestloveDick Clark. A Great Philadelphian. Thank You Very Much!

Snoop Dogg: REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!! U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir.

Julian Lennon: I am truly saddened to hear of Dick Clark’s passing today.

Pete YornAmerican: @thiirteen: Bandstand in the Sky by @PeteYorn, for Dick Clark.

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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.