On the morning of April 18th 2012, the legendary Dick Clark, died of a massive heart attack at age 82. He had suffered from a stroke in 2004 and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Without Dick Clark, many of the music icons we have today would not have had their big breaks. He hosted American Bandstand from 1952 to 1989 and showcased many artists and bands on this show to enthusiastic dancing, screaming teenagers.
Here are some of my favorite moments of American Bandstand.
Dick Clark Interviews James Brown in 1983:
Public Image Ltd perform on American Bandstand:
Dick Clark Interviews The Beach Boys:
ABBA performs on American Bandstand in 1975:
Dick Clark Interviews Jefferson Airplane:
The Jackson 5 live on American Bandstand in 1970:
Dick Clark Interviews Paul Collins' Beat:
Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett on American Bandstand:
Run-DMC Interviewed by Dick Clark:
Link Wray Performs on American Bandstand:
Love Perform on American Bandstand in 1966:
The Music Machine Perform on American Bandstand in 1966:
RIP Dick Clark