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So long Dick Clark

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End of era of television with Dick Clark's passing yesterday - so this morning I've got a bunch of platters by groups that got their first taste of national (and sometimes international) exposure on television through American Bandstand..

...like Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, Johnny Mathis, The Diamonds, Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon and of course, Bill Haley and his Comets.

And can't forget about the Rate-A-Record (if not for watching teens groove to Herb Alpert):



And this is a little interesting piece of history (and there's tons more here):


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