R.I.P. Dick Clark – The American Bandstand Host Dies of Heart Attack at 82
Dick Clark, the man who many Americans ring in the New Year with, has died today at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack. Dick Clark is known for many things, but in the music circles, he is known for hosting the legendary American television show American Bandstand. The show ran from 1952 to 1989, with Dick Clark acting as host from 1956 until 1989. The show would feature artists coming on and performing one of their hits, often lip syncing along. The show was an instituion in America, and inspire Soul Train and Top of the Pops as other musical performance shows. Dick Clark was induced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Rest in Peace Dick Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012).