If you're like me, you grew up watching Dick Clark lead the countdown in Times Square as one year faded into the next. While the past few years watching Clark lead the countdown following his stroke were a little depressing, I'll definitely feel a sense of loss watching Dick Clark's New Year's Rocking Eve this year without the man himself. (If we can stay awake!)
So in tribute, here's a compilation I found on YouTube of the ball drops in Times Square and the countdowns Clark led, from 1976-2012. Here's hoping that wherever he is, he's having one hell of a New Year's Eve celebration with many of the music legends we've lost, and playing practical jokes on people with Ed McMahon's help.
Happy New Year, everyone!