Day: April 19, 2012

Dick Clark was America’s favorite teenager

Long before MTV, VH-1, iTunes and You Tube, “American Bandstand” was where young people went for the latest popular music. As the host of “Bandstand” Dick Clark was the man responsible for introducing America to everyone from Elvis Presley to Madonna.

 

For over 30 years Clark, often called “America’s oldest living teenager,” brought the latest music, dances and fashion into homes around the country like an old friend who always seemed to know what everyone wanted to see and hear before they even knew it.

 

Clark passed away from a heart attack at the age 82 on April 18.