April 19, 2012Dick Clark passed away yesterday.
A very sad day.
I first met the man backstage, when KISS was about to do his concert TV show in 1974. This was our first year out there, but by then, Dick Clark was already an icon.
He made it a point to come up to our small, cluttered dressing room, stretch out his arm, and say -- "If there's anything you need, just let me know. It's a pleasure to have you here."
And he smiled.
And I never forgot the kind gesture.
Since that day, because of him, I have tried to always offer a kind word to young talent starting out in their career.
Dick Clark made the world a better place.
He will be missed.