Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Birthday to Dick Clark

Dick Clark was born this day in 1929 in Mt. Vernon, NY.  Clark has hosted many popular shows and anual events including American Bandstand, Pyramid, TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.  It's likely that he has done more for promoting popular music through the years than anyone else.  Clark interviewed Elvis Presley on the first show of American Bandstand in August of 1957.  He's also hosted, created and produced numerous radio and tv shows such as The Dick Clark Radio Show, The Dick Clark National Music Survey, The U.S. Music Survey, Rock, Roll Remember,  and the ever popular music awards show American Music Awards.

Here's a tribute hosted by Ryan Seacrest for Dick Clark and American Bandstand:

part 1

part 2