Clark was a disc jockey at the student-run radio station at Syracuse Universityand he worked at radio and television stations in Syracuse and UticaNew York, before moving in to WFIL radio in Philadelphia. He emerged from the investigation largely unscathed. In American Bandstand moved to Saturdays and to Los Angelesboth to follow the shifting centre of the music industry and to allow Clark to broaden his involvement in television production.
It may not seem like much at first: a different face will have a different name. But it also represents, many times, a very different show; a sort of paradigm shift that shuffles out with the old ways and replaces them with the new. So he decided to start his own show, one that featured the hottest, headline-grabbing musical acts of the year.
He was The same youthfulness that helped score him the hosting duties on "Bandstand" also powered him through six workaholic decades of profoundly influencing both music and television. He played a huge part in popularizing rock 'n' roll, helped Americans mark each year for three decades, and had a hand in shows from the various incarnations of "Pyramid" to the Golden Globes telecast.
He has also built an entertainment empire that includes, Dick Clark Productions, a leading independent producer of television programming, and Unistar Communications Group, which distributes his radio shows. Clark recalls a deep admiration for radio voices and characters such as Arthur Godfrey, Steve Allenand Dave Garro way. He soon joined the school dramatics club and served as his high school class president.
D ick Clark died of a heart attack Wednesday at St. He was Weird how in this context 82 seems surprisingly young, no?
His father was a salesman who later managed a radio station. Clark graduated from Syracuse University in and moved to Philadelphia the following year to work as a radio disc jockey. The program, which showcased ordinary teenagers dancing to records and musical acts introduced by Clark, quickly became a hit with millions of young viewers, who tuned in for the latest music, fashions and dance crazes.
This year Seacrest returns to ABC at 8 p. Desperate to get on camera, Monica and Ross resurrect a quirky, weirdly intimate dance number from their high school days. You turn Dick on to help you through the night.
He was A spokesman, Paul Shefrin, said Mr. With the boyish good looks of a bound-for-success junior executive and a ubiquitous on-camera presence, Mr. Clark was among the most recognizable faces in the world, even if what he was most famous for — spinning records and jabbering with teenagers — was on the insubstantial side.
Dick Clark, who died early Wednesday morning April 18 from a heart attack at the age of 82, was a television pioneer. But Clark's influence reached far beyond "American Bandstand" and onto the silver screen as well. His legacy was honored, imitated and questioned in many films throughout his lifetime.
The program's mix of lip-synched performances and its "Rate-a-Record" segment captivated teenagers, propelling Clark to fame. Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, the long-running special broadcast that aired on December 31 each year, began inand he created numerous other shows over the years. Sometimes known as "America's oldest teenager," Dick Clark was one of the most influential figures in popular music. Born Richard Wagstaff Clark on November 30,he was the son of a sales manager for radio stations.