Dick Clark, Guy Lombardo: Is Ryan Seacrest Next?

In 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 …

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

“…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