Teen Band Stand - or American Band Stand's originator from the 50's, Dick Clark has passed away as of moments ago of a heart attack at the age of 82. I don't remember when I last saw him but from what I can remember of him over the years, I think his exterior stopped aging at about the age of 50. Unfortunately, even though that happens, your doc will always tell you, it matters not how young and great you look, your insides continue to get older every single day. Dick Clark dies from heart attackHot TopicsAre you paying too much for gasoline? Read Dayton local news on your mobile phone Print FREE grocery coupons FILE - In this undated file photo released by ABC, Dick Clark hosts the New Year's eve special from New York's Times Square. Clark, the television host who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," has died. He was 82. Spokesman Paul Shefrin says Clark died but did not provide further details. Clark had continued performing even after he suffered a stroke in 2004 that affected his ability to speak and walk. (AP Photo/ABC, Donna Svennevik, File) AP Photo/ABC-TV In this file photo: The 50s and 60s come alive again as Dick Clark presents the Rock and Roll Years -- a musical portrait of that era- on the ABC television network in a series of five specials, 1973. AP Photo Disc jockey television personality Dick Clark looks over some papers during an American Bandstand show in Philadelphia in this undated photo. ENLARGE PHOTO Latest entertainment headlines40 years of thrills: Kings Island amusement park celebrates 4 decades of family fun 1:17 p.m. Winterguard events will bring $15M to area 4/14/12 What not to ask certain country stars 4/13/12 Cityfolks Soul Rhythms event melds cultures 4/13/12 Mouth-watering food is calorie-free 4/13/12 > More headlines More like thisReport: Dick Clark dies from heart attack Apr 18 Bellbrook man loses Haitian brother to heart attack May 27 2 Providence basketball players charged in attack Apr 12 Son charged in baseball bat attack on Mich. family Apr 18 Gifts from the heart matter most Dec 28 Suggested for youE-mail this page Print this page Larger type Smaller type By The Associated Press Updated 4:10 PM Wednesday, April 18, 2012 LOS ANGELES Dick Clark, the television host who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," has died. He was 82. Spokesman Paul Shefrin says Clark died but did not provide further details. Clark had continued performing even after he suffered a stroke in 2004 that affected his ability to speak and walk. Long dubbed "the world's oldest teenager" because of his boyish appearance, Clark also was a successful businessman. He hosted an annual New Year's Eve special and supplied a variety of game shows and music specials to TV, including and the American Music Awards. The original "American Bandstand" was one of network TV's longest-running series as part of ABC's daytime lineup from 1957 to 1987. Over the years, it introduced stars ranging from Buddy Holly to Michael Jackson to Madonna. Share this article
This is more thansad, it is the end of a part of my youth. I first listened to rock and roll music listening to American Bandstand in the 50's, as well as learning to dance all of the popular dances of my generation; Mashed Potatoes, The Stomp, The Swim, The Twist, The Lindy, and so many more. We grew up watching our favorties on Bandstand as well as the new artists as they broke into the R & R scene; starting with Elvis after his Ed Sullivan Show performance, and continuing through to the Beatles in 1965 when I graduated from High School. He had the remarkable ability to maintain a youthful prospective and appearance for nearly all his adult life. I remember how we all loved Dick Clark.
Guests include Dick's parents, Richard and Julia Clark from Utica, New York. Dick's father discusses the death of Dick's older brother, Brad Clark, in World War II. Attorney Andy Grass from Mt. Vernon, New York talks about an old Green Hornet sedan that he and Dick used to drive around town in to pick up records. Grass also reveals that Dick met his wife (at that time), Barbara Mallery Clark, on a double date. Barbara was actually Grasses date.
Friend David Seville, creator of "The Chipmunk Song," which had sold four million copies at that time. Next is the former station manager of Philadelphia based WFIL TV, Roger Clipp, who had Dick auditioned the same day he went in for an interview. Clipp was very impressed with the young Clark and hired him.
The origins of "American Bandstand" and "The Dick Clark Show" are discussed
Celebrity guests include Frankie Avalon, Andy Williams, Fabian and Connie Francis all of whom pay tribute to Clark.
Cam, not only did I used to watch This Is Your Life, but this one featuring Dick Clark was even more pleasureable. Thank you for sharing it.
Dick Clark dies of heart attack aged 82
One of America's best-known veteran television personalities, Dick Clark, has died aged 82.
Clark, who presented the long-running music show American Bandstand and an annual New Year's Eve special, had a heart attack, his agent said.
He had continued working even after suffering a debilitating stroke in 2004.
ABC's American Bandstand show introduced stars ranging from Buddy Holly to Michael Jackson and Madonna.
Paul Shefrin, Clark's spokesman, said the presenter had a heart attack on Wednesday morning at Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica.
He had gone to the hospital the day before for an outpatient procedure.
Clark was often referred to as "the world's oldest teenager" because of his youthful appearance.
He made his 40th appearance on ABC TV's New Year's Rockin' Eve programme on 31 December 2011.
Clark was born Richard Wagstaff Clark in a New York City suburb in 1929, and began working in the mailroom of a New York radio station in 1945.
In his 1976 autobiography, Rock, Roll & Remember, he said he had idolised his older brother, Bradley, who was killed in World War II. Radio, he said, helped eased his loneliness.
Clark's production company, Dick Clark Productions, created films, game shows, music programmes and beauty contests, including The $25,000 Pyramid, TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes, and the American Music Awards.
At one time during the 1980s, Clark had shows running on all three main US networks - ABC, CBS and NBC - and he ranked among Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans.
He was also a partner of the United Stations Radio Network, which provided content to thousands of stations.
In 1985, Clark told the Associated Press news agency: "There's hardly any segment of the population that doesn't see what I do.
"It can be embarrassing. People come up to me and say, 'I love your show', and I have no idea which one they're talking about."
Clark married three times and had three children.
BBC News, Los Angeles
American Bandstand, the show Dick Clark hosted for three decades, transformed pop music on television. The programme paved the way for many up-and-coming stars and inspired other music shows. It's also credited with breaking down racial boundaries.
As a host, Clark was the ultimate professional, always calm under pressure and enthusiastic about the music his programme showcased. Millions of Americans also watched Clark's perennial New Year's Eve show.
Even after suffering a huge stroke eight years ago, his speech impaired, he continued to present Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, a programme which he launched in 1972.
Behind the scenes, he was a shrewd businessman, and Clark productions became a powerhouse in Hollywood. His friends and colleagues have been paying tribute to a TV superstar who will be greatly missed.
Obituary: Veteran US TV presenter Dick Clark
18 April 2012 Last updated at 21:55
One of America's best-known veteran television personalities, Dick Clark, has died of a heart attack. He was 82.
Clark was the host of American Bandstand, a rock'n'roll variety show that ran for three decades, as well as Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve. He made his 40th appearance on the show on 31 December 2011.
Known as the "world's oldest teenager", Clark was also a major producer of television and awards shows.
Thank you Ray and Cam; even though he was an American, I do believe that he impacted your Countries as well. There are many singers from the U.K and Canada that he promoted, as well and it means a lot that he did not limit his support to only Americans; that he supported the music industry and talent from your Countries as well. I first saw a number of your talented people and groups on American Bandstand.
I grew with with American Bandstand, as I stated above and yes, it is sad that he is gone. I wish his wife and family my condolences and hope they realize how much we appreciate their willingness to share him with us.