Profile of the Day: Dick Clark

Posted April 19, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment

Today we remember Dick Clark, who passed away yesterday at the age of 82. As the host of American Bandstand, Clark introduced the country to rock ‘n’ roll and transformed it into a cultural force. For decades, his show helped launch the careers of some of music’s biggest names to viewers of all ages.

For the last four decades, Clark counted down the New Year at Times Square in New York City. In 2004, he suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed. Determined to not let it stop him, Clark returned to the air the next year to usher in 2005 alongside Ryan Seacrest. He will be fondly remembered as a television legend and inspiration for many years to come.

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  • Jeg4la

    He will be greatly missed!  I always watched his New Years eve special, watching him as Shaggy, and listening to him on the radio.  I was so sad when I heard the news.