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Remembering Dick Clark

Dick Clark Memorial

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An informal memorial has sprung up at the corner of Dogwood Lane and Plush Mill Road, near the former home of the late Dick Clark. Clark and his family lived in Nether Providence in the early 60s, while he hosted American Bandstand in West Philadelphia.

An article in the January 1961 Delaware County Daily Times reports on an impromptu visit he paid to a Junior Assembly Dance being held at Summit School across the street from his home. The ‘tweens’ in attendance must have been thrilled when he stuck around to watch them do “The Pony.” Don’t remember that dance craze, made popular by Chubby Checker’s song, Pony Time?  Take a look.

Dick Clark Visits Dance

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