KTLA’s San Rubin emails: “I went to the private memorial for Dick Clark yesterday. With the family’s permission, here is my report about it this morning. It was an amazing event.”
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Thank you, Sam. And thank you, Dick Clark.
Sooo glad to not read one snarky comment here.
Mr. Rubin, well played.
I had pleasure of working the service and buffet before and after….i wanted to say hello to you Sam but i was pretty busy…..was wonderful hearing paul anka and stevie sing by the ocean………….best wishes, john
I also attended with my dad, who worked with Dick when he started his career. Dick has a strong and beautiful family… His wife Kari and three children are the nicest people you’ll ever meet.
Everyone had a great time celebrating the life of Dick. As my father introdued me to so many of his and Dick friends, it was clear that Dick was a man with strong ties and a true pioneer in the entertainment arena. I chatted with Chubby Checker, Lionel Richie, David Foster, Dionne Worwick, Larry King, Barry Gordy, Gene Simmons, Stevie Wonder, Marie Osband, and the list goes on… Everyone was in high spirit and just having a fantastic time!!
As a kid I would visit my dad at Dick Clark Productions on Olive in Burbank, and I have fond memories of Dick being such a kind person to me and my dad. The theme song from American Band Stand was heard throughout the intercoms in the office. I shouldn’t refer to it as an office, because I felt as if I were at Dick’s home! And he welcomed everyone that entered as if they were entering his home…
Although you’re not physically here with us Dick, your spirit will live with all of us forever!
Thomas J. Turner, III
Like so many, I grew up with Dick Clark. He was a household word. From 3:30 – 5 p.m. every weekday, I was GLUED to the tv. If Dick said the song would be a hit, it was a hit! One thing that Dick did for teenagers, was promote them in a positive way. Gave them a place to be themselves, to dance, have clean fun. He was a gentle giant that will forever be missed. RIP Dick Clark…..you are a legend.
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