Thursday, September 23, 2010

Beatiful*, Beutiful* (for Beautiful*)

"Does it have a good beat and can you dance to it?" That's all anyone ever really wanted to know on the long-running (1957-1989) television program American Bandstand with Dick Clark. A virtual teenage dance party with lip-syncing special guests, it basically meant kicking off your shoes and getting funky in your parents' rec room on a Saturday afternoon. For sheer dependability, pure pleasure, and great music, American Bandstand couldn't be beat. Our typo today may not make our top ten list, but it is a real beaut. We got 19 hits on Beatiful* and 11 on Beutiful* in OhioLINK this morning.

(Dick Clark backstage during the Grammy Awards telecast, February 21, 1990, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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