Dick Clark Has Died at Age 82

Posted 18 Apr 2012 in Music + TV News




Dick Clark. the man that brought music into the homes of many teenagers and young adults has died.

Mr. Clark was most known as the host of “American Bandstand.”  He began hosting the show in 1956 when it was still a local Philadelphia production.  It originally hit the air in 1952.

His agent Paul Shefrin said in statement that the veteran host died this morning following a “massive heart attack.” He is survived by his wife Kari and his three children, RAC, Duane, and Cindy.

Besides his long run as host of “American Bandstand, ” Mr. Clark was well known as host of the previously mentioned “New Years Rockin’ Eve which began in 1972 and also “The $10,000 Pyramid” which began the following year.  He also was the producer for the “American Music Awards” and “TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes”

More information should be available soon at Dick Clark’s Official Website

Here’s an old “This is Your Life” with Mr. Clark.

He gave many bands their first nationwide exposure. Here he interviews John Hunter in 1985. 

Posted by Larry Carta

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