Dick Clark Dies, Share Your Memory About the TV Legend

Several media outlets are reporting that legendary television producer Dick Clark has died.

Several media outlets are reporting that legendary television producer Dick Clark has died at age 82.

At least two reports said Clark had been at St. John's Hospital in Los Angeles.

Details regarding his death were not immediately available.

Clark is most famously known as the host of "American Bandstand" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve."

Clark was born in New York in 1929 and began his show business career in the 1940s in the mailroom of a radio station, according to an NBC report. He worked as a news announcer and weatherman, then graduated from Syracuse University in 1951.

Please share any memories you might have of the late television icon with us.

Melanie C. Johnson April 18, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Rest In Peace Mr. Clark. Your memory will live on.
pamylla April 19, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Dick Clark is the best! He's been around forever and I guess I assumed he'd just live on forever and ever. I can remember dancing in front of the TV to American Bandstand as a preschooler...and years later watching his show to catch the acts that might be the next big thing. Mr. Clark... I hear that the tunes are excellent up in Heaven. But can you dance to them? Rest in peace.
Trisha Bowler April 19, 2012 at 08:06 PM
In the late 50's when Bandstand came out of Philadelphia, I was a huge fan! Every day after school, before doing homework I would watch and try to immolate the kids dancing on the show. The regulars had their own fan clubs! Terrific dancing! I saw so many famous musical groups/singers get their start on that show. I thought Dick Clark would never look old! He looked wonderful up until a few years when he had a stroke. You will be missed Dick Clark! Rest in peace.
James Marvell April 20, 2012 at 01:16 AM
It was 1969 and I was with the band Mercy. Dick Clark had me on the phone as his audience on American Bandstand was rating our song "Love Can Make You Happy". Dick Clark tells me, "the kids love your song!" The rest was history. Mercy went on to make the Top 10 second only to The Beatles' "Get Back." James Marvell formerly of MERCY See photo from the '60s - http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss41/ClassicNews/marvellandmercyforvideorodney_001.jpg
pamylla April 20, 2012 at 01:56 AM
I loved that song, James ("Love Can Make You Happy.") I think I still have the 45.


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