Dick Clark's influence on music was felt across our country. Especially right here in the Rock and Roll city. A familiar voice to Clevelanders, Larry Morrow actually toured for a year with the legendary Clark.
Dick Clark was in every living room in America, even Larry Morrow's. But very few can say Dick Clark came into their lives.
"I had been signing with a guy, singing background with a guy, Jack Scott, who had the number one song in the country," says the former DJ and television personality.
Larry sang on Jack Scott's "What in the World Came Over You," a number one hit and got the music industry's attention.
"He said, 'Larry I've been asked to sing on the Dick Clark Show,' and I said, 'Oh my God, we're going to meet Dick Clark!'"
They toured for a year on the "Dick Clark Caravan" performing in front of huge crowds.
"The stage would be pitch black and the announcer would say, 'Ladies and gentlemen, Dick Clark!' And the place went crazy because he was the biggest star of all of them."
Years later, Larry had a big blooper on his local TV show, "Let's Go to the Races" and someone wanted the footage.
"And one day I'm sitting in my office and the phone rings, and I pick it up and I say, 'Morning, this is Larry'. He said, 'Hi Larry, this is Dick Clark'. I said, 'What? Who is it really?' He said, 'Larry, this is Dick Clark.'
News of his death, came as a shock to Larry, but he says he'll never forget the man who always wore a tux, with a beaming personality.
"You felt like you couldn't even reach out and touch, he was that big of a star."