Times Square To Pay Tribute To ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Legend Dick Clark
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork ) — Fans will get a chance to get involved with a special tribute to Dick Clark in Times Square.
WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports
On the New Year’s Eve Confetti Wishing Wall, fans will be able to share their memories and pay their respects to “the world’s oldest teenager” by writing them on pieces of confetti.
“So it is mixed in with all the confetti that drops on everybody who gathers here to celebrate New Year’s Eve,” said Lori Raimondo is with the Times Square Alliance.
Photo Gallery: Remembering Dick Clark
Raimondo says it was Clark who rang in the New Year in Times Square for the rest of the country.
“In Times Square’s best times and worst times he was here to ring in the New Year and he brought America with him,” Raimondo said. “He just helped create Times Square as this iconic destination.”
The Times Square Visitor Center and Museum is located on Seventh Avenue between 46th and 47th Street. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
While Clark’s death is hitting hard for fans all over the country, it’s been especially difficult for one New Jersey couple.
Brian and Deborah Murphy of Haddonfield met on Clark’s hit TV show “American Bandstand” in 1962 when it taped in Philadelphia.
Deborah was a dancer on the show and Brian enjoyed watching the bands. The couple has been together ever since and over the years, they say they have stayed close with Clark and credit the television legend for their happy life.
“The men knew how to dance you around to get you back to the camera and Dick Clark was always so nice,” said Deborah.
“It was the start of my marriage, my children,” said Brian.
Brian Murphy says Clark was addicted to Jersey tomatoes and corn and he would ship a box of fresh produce to him in California on a regular basis.
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