Rockers We’ve Lost in 2012: Dick Clark
'America's oldest teenager,' Dick Clark passed away on April 18. He was 82 years young. Dick Clark began his nearly 60-year career in show business at age 17 as a radio announcer for Utica’s WRUN. He went on to become the host of ‘American Bandstand’ from 1956 to 1989. The program had a massive impact on pop culture, and provided the first national television exposure for the first few generations of rockers.
Whether it was 'Where The Action Is,' 'New Year's Rockin Eve,' or the '$25,000 Pyramid' (to name a few), Clark always had his eye on the prize and his hand in the business. In 1993 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Clark suffered a stroke in 2004 and never fully recovered. He is fondly remembered by countless musicians and fans around the world.