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'The Man Who Made Rock 'n' Roll Safe For America' - Dick Clark, 'America's Oldest Teenager'
"Before the invention of teenagers [in the 1960s] there had been bobbysoxers in the 1940s but no generational tag for adolescence. ... He instinctively understood that the best way to capitalize on the emerging market was to pose as a kind of older brother, a safe-as-milk intermediary who kept the peace between worried parents and their restless children." The New York Times 04/20/12
Posted April 19, 2012 11:51 PM

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