04/18/2012 04:31 EDT | Updated 06/18/2012 05:12 EDT

Dick Clark Dead: Tributes And Greatest Moments From The Legendary TV Host (VIDEO)

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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: