It’s not New Year’s Eve if I’m not watching the ball drop in New York. I’ve been watching ever since I was allowed to stay up till midnight. New Year's only! We’d watch Guy Lombardo, eat our favorite snacks. At age 10, life didn’t get much better!
In the 70’s I was a teen-ager, and Guy Lombardo, was, well, old. Dick Clark hosted American Bandstand, and he had a new idea. He knew everyone in music, so Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve was born. Anyone who was anyone came on, and I’ve spent New Year’s Eve with him since then. My kids too!
In 2005 Dick had a stroke, and no one could imagine New Years without him. Dick picked Ryan Seacrest to join the show. They hosted together till Dick’s last show in 2011. I miss Dick Clark, but I’m glad Rockin’ Eve lives on, with a little help from Ryan Seacrest.
PS- Guy Lombardo lives on too. His version of Auld Lang Syne is the first song of the New Year in Times Square. Here’s the link for you: https://youtu.be/Ik7ktS3PqEs
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!