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Dick Clark Through the Years

‘American Bandstand’ and beyond

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Dick Clark became the full-time host of Bob Horn's Bandstand in Philadelphia on July 9th, 1956. The show first aired nationally on August 5th, 1957 and was rebranded American Bandstand.

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Dick Clark is surrounded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS during the taping of American Bandstand's 50th Celebration in 2002.

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The New Year’s Kiss

Dick Clark kisses his wife Kari Clark at midnight during his annual New Year's Rockin' Eve show from Times Square, New York on January 1st, 2006.

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Dick Clark with Ryan Seacrest on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2011 in Times Square in New York on December 31st, 2011.

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Dick Clark

Dick Clark in 1985. The music and pop culture icon passed away after suffering a heart attack on April 18th, 2012.

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