With the success of “16 Candles” – the Crests were in demand. They played the Apollo, and the Paramount theater with acts like Jackie Wilson, the Moonglows, the Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Frankie Avalon and Dion & the Belmonts. One night at the Little Theater on 47th Street in New York, Dick Clark decided to check on the boys and talk about an upcoming appearance on his Saturday night American Bandstand radio show. I can best describe what happened next as a case of “grab-ass”… a term I coined after all too many experiences while raising three boys of my own. The group members were cavorting in the room and one of them was thrown towards the door just as Dick Clark was entering… the door hit Dick in the face, and Dick got a black eye for his effort.
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