Dick Clark

This Week in Boomer History: Nixon Resigns … Manson Murders … Voting Rights Act

Posted on 08/3/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNotable events from our shared experience Richard Nixon resigns the presidency Aug. 9, 1974; Vice President Gerald Ford takes the oath of office and says “our long national nightmare is over.” President Ronald Reagan fires more than 11,000 air traffic controllers on Aug. 5, 1981, two days after they went on strike and defied Reagan’s order to return to work. >> Sign up for the AARP Advocacy Newsletter Charles Manson followers murder actress Sharon Tate, heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, hairstylist …

Dick Clark, Guy Lombardo: Is Ryan Seacrest Next?

Posted on 04/18/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIn 1929, the same year Dick Clark was born, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians played their first New Year’s Eve gig at New York’s Roosevelt Hotel. In 1956, the same year Dick Clark hosted his first American Bandstand show, Guy Lombardo began his 21-year TV stint as a New Year’s Eve staple. In 1974, the same year Dick Clark hosted his first Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, Clark’s eventual replacement, Ryan Seacrest, was born. I’m not quite sure why I …

How We’ll Remember Dick Clark

Posted on 04/18/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentFrom the archives, a clip that makes us laugh even while we get all choked up… Dick died earlier today of a heart attack. He was 82. What Dick Clark moments will you remember?

Who Gave Justin Bieber Permission to Sing “Let it Be” in Times Square on New Year’s Eve?

Posted on 01/3/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

Entertainment“…and in my hour of darkness,             He was sitting there in front of me,             Killing Beatles classics,             Justin B, Justin B….” You know, 2011 was bad enough; did we have to end it with Justin Bieber soiling the memory of the greatest pop group of the last century, trying to wear Paul McCartney’s tender tribute to his mother like a child stumbling around in his father’s work boots? Truly, this smacked of Dick Clark’s revenge for

Happy 53rd Birthday to Madonna!

Posted on 08/16/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

Entertainment“Cone Bra.” “Feisty.” “Innovative.” “Re-invention.” These are the words my colleagues used to describe Madonna, who today turns 53. For me, Madonna, born Madonna Louise Ciccone – is more than the words, my colleagues used to describe her. She’s more than just the buff blonde dancing on stage with ridiculously good-looking men and women. She’s more than the world’s top selling female artist (Lady GaGa, keep trying). She’s more than what the tabloids show her to be – ballsy, bull-headed …

Dog People

Posted on 12/2/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

EntertainmentThere is a story from the New York Times today on an interesting trend: “empty nesters” who are getting dogs (or “fur babies”) when their children are grown and on their own, but no grandchildren are in sight. It’s proof that being empty nesters can be lonely – one might think that once a couple has the freedom to come and go as they please, they wouldn’t want to tie themselves down with a dog who needs walking and trained. …