As Blippitt told you just a few moments ago, Dick Clark has died at the age of 82.
Richard Wagstaff “Dick” Clark was born November 30, 1929. He was an American businessman, game-show host, and radio and television personality.
He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Dick Clark Productions, which he had sold part of in recent years.
Clark was best known for hosting long-running TV shows like American Bandstand, five versions of the game show Pyramid, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
Clark had long been known for his departing catchphrase, “For now, Dick Clark…so long,” delivered with a military salute, as well as for his youthful appearance, earning the moniker “America’s Oldest Teenager,” that is – until he had a stroke in late 2004.
With some speech ability still impaired, Clark returned to his New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show on December 31, 2005/January 1, 2006. Subsequently, he appeared at the Emmy Awards on August 27, 2006, and every New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show since that time.
On November 30, 2009, DJ’s throughout the U.S. paid tribute to Dick Clark on his 80th birthday.
Now, let’s go back in time.
The date was June 24, 1959.
Dick Clark, this is your life!
BONUS: American Bandstand 30 Year Special (1982)