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Tribute: Dick Clark

posted by Nell Minow

“The world’s oldest teenager,” Dick Clark, passed away this week at age 82.  He is best remembered as the host of “American Bandstand” and the Pyramid game show, but the scope of his influence on broadcasting and entertainment goes much further.  From Elvis to Madonna, disco to hip-hop, he helped popularize almost every recording industry superstar.  He was a pioneer in syndication, he created the American Music Awards, he popularized “bloopers,” and he rocked a lot of New Year’s Eves.  May his memory be a blessing.  Here he is with the Jackson 5ive.

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