How America’s Oldest Teenager Outlasted Them All

Alex Pappademas, remembering Dick Clark at Grantland:

In that Bangs piece, asked how he felt about hipsters who disdained him, he said he understood himself to be “a good institution to play games off of,” but avowed that he’d outlast his detractors in “the underground press … I’ll be here longer than you will, is my attitude.” And he was. He outlived Lester Bangs. He also outlived Don Cornelius, and Solid Gold, and Club MTV, and Total Request Live.

β˜… Thursday, 19 April 2012

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