Few careers stretched as long as Dick Clark. The man dubbed 'America's oldest teenager' died on Wednesday at age 82.
Clark helped usher in the rock and roll era on American Bandstand. Over the decades he would help launch the careers of dozens if not hundreds of music's biggest names.
Starting in 1972, he also started Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve. An annual tradition that Clark took part in as recently as last New Year's.
Along the way he was celebrated by his peers in music, TV and more. We look back at some of the tributes and greatest moments from the TV legend:
Host and producer Dick Clark talks about his television career, "American Bandstand" and other productions. The interview was conducted by James Moll on July 29, 1999. This is part of a multi-segment oral history interview. For all interview segments visit channel playlists or go to tvinterviewsarchive.blogspot.com
Dick Clark receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 1994.
Dick Clark talks to Michael Jackson's pet chimpanzee Bubbles, who brings a letter from Michael to Dick. He itnerviews Bubbles who answers with a variety of facial expressions. He introduces Bob Dunn, Bubbles' trainer, whom he interviews about Bubbles and how the chimpanzee lives his life. Bubbles does his own version of the Moonwalk dance at the end. License Live Dick Clark Presents Clips Here: dickclarklicensing.com
Batman and Robin encounter the former host of American Bandstand as they perform a reverse batclimb. Batman deduces Dick's point of origin from his speech pattern.