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Monday, December 31, 2012

Auld Lang Syne

The lyric itself dates back to a 1788 Scottish poem that was soon set to music and traditionally sung on occasions that signified the conclusion of something - including the year’s end for which it is most famously associated.

It would eventually become the anthem to big band leader Guy Lombardo’s New Year’s Eve broadcasts aired live from NYC on radio and TV between 1929 & 1979.  Despite it’s popularity and having been released as a single by Lombardo in 1947, Auld Lang Syne failed to make the Billboard hit singles chart until 2000 when Kenny G took it to #7 with his special “Millennium Mix.”

"Dick Clark’s New Year's Rockin' Eve” premiered in 1972 and signaled a changing of the guard for New Year’s Eve TV programs.  Taking a page out of his days as host of American Bandstand, Clark’s program showcased performances by the latest and greatest hit makers of the day and set it against the live backdrop of the ball drop in Times Square and the millions of revelers that assemble there each New Year’s Eve.

Clark utilized a rock version of Auld Lang Syne as the program theme and in Dick’s final appearance on NYE 2011/12 before his unfortunate death in 2012, Guy Lombardo’s version of Auld Lang Syne plays as he kisses his wife at midnight.

Dick Clark will be missed by generations as Guy Lombardo is still by others.  For now, the guard changes again tonight but the tradition lives on in days of ‘Old Long Since.’

Soundtrack For Tonight:  Auld Lang Syne & Rock Around The Clock

Happy New Year from djChrisPickett.com!