Rock N’ Roll icon Dick Clark passed away today at 11:00 am while being treated as an out patient at St. John’s Hospital. Clark succumbed to a massive heart heart attack. The music business legend wove the fabric of rock n’ roll as host of American Bandstand which began in 1956 and prospered as a show for 40 years. Very few rockers can recall a time when Clark wasn’t a vital part of the scene. For NFTF, it began with American Bandstand and grew into Where The Action Is and The American Music Awards to name three. NFTF would watch the kids dancing on American Bandstand and would practice with them until one day NFTF shot off on their own and became a dancer that others wanted to watch. NFTF was dancing on Sam Riddle’s 9th Street West when it had the opportunity to meet Clark when he paid Riddle a visit. Years later we met up again at Riddle’s TV show Star Search and I was silly enough to ask him if he remembered and he said “sorry, no.” He also added that he meets so many people and that they come and go so it is hard to remember to everyone. One heck of a nice man. It would not surprise NFTF if Ryan Seacrest inherits New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and there is chatter that Seacrest is the heir apparent to Clark’s business empire. Seacrest seems so much like Clark that it’s uncanny. Goodbye Dick Clark, we will miss you. RIP.