RIP Dick Clark.
Just yesterday I was reading one of my old diaries from 1976 and on Saturday May 29th I had this entry: Watched American Bandstand. Jim Stafford has a cocker spaniel named Joe Cocker, which I'm guessing he mentioned on the show and I found it interesting enough to write about it.
Rate a Record was my favorite part of American Bandstand. Every week I got to hear one of the dancers say some variation of it's got a good beat and I like to dance to it.
Dick Clark had the beat.