NATPE’s Lew Klein Dies, Helped Create ‘American Bandstand’

A native of Philadelphia, Klein served as executive producer of American Bandstand, the popular music performance and dance television show hosted by Clark. Klein is credited with launching Clark’s career and served on the board of Dick Clark Productions.

BFA Honors Gordon Smith, Dick Clark

At its annual gala in New York, the Broadcasters Foundation of America presented Gordon Smith, NAB president-CEO, with this year’s Golden Mike Award and honored the late Dick Clark with the group’s first Lifetime Achievement Award.  Above, l-r: BFA President Jim Thompson, BFA Chairman Phil Lombardo, NAB CEO Gordon Smith and CBS’s Major Garrett, host for the evening.

Syracuse University Honors Dick Clark With Studio

Dick Clark To Be Honored On New Year’s Eve

ABC said today that Fergie and Jenny McCarthy will be hosts of a two-hour tribute to Clark that will air at 8 p.m. ET on New Year’s Eve prior to the annual Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve countdown show that will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

Seacrest, Wonder, Usher, Others Praise Dick Clark

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Seacrest and Stevie Wonder paid homage to Dick Clark on stage, while Usher and will.i.am shared their praise for the TV icon and music lover off camera. Clark, who died earlier this year, was the subject of a special tribute at the American Music Awards, which he created 40 years […]

Dick Clark To Be Honored By ‘Fan Confetti’ In NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Messages written by Dick Clark’s fans will be part of the confetti that’s showered on Times Square next New Year’s Eve. People can share their memories of Clark on square-inch pieces of confetti at the Times Square Visitor Center & Museum. The messages will be displayed at the center’s Confetti Wishing […]

Clark Fortune Totals ‘Hundreds Of Millions’

Dick Clark, who died of a heart attack on Wednesday at age 82, left behind a fortune and is the model of entertainment entrepreneurship. Clark was one of the early pioneers of the idea that a public company can be formed around an entertainer’s personal appeal. At one point, he hosted shows on all three major TV networks: The $20,000 Pyramid on ABC, Live Wednesday on CBS and TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes on NBC. All the while, he was hosting Dick Clark’s Countdown and Rock, Roll & Remember on the radio and running a business.

Entertainment Icon Dick Clark Dies At 82

Dick Clark, the music industry maverick, longtime TV host and powerhouse producer who changed the way we listened to pop music with American Bandstand, and whose trademark New Year’s Rockin’ Eve became a fixture of New Year’s celebrations, died today at the age of 82.

Book: ‘Bandstand’ Blocked Black Teens From Show

Dick Clark’s ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Turns 40

NEW YORK (AP) — Forty years ago, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve special was created to give young people an alternative to a seasonal institution, bandleader Guy Lombardo. Now Clark’s annual show is the institution. “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” with Clark and Ryan Seacrest, pays tribute to its own history during a sprawling, nearly six-hour […]

Why Dick Clark Still Does New Year’s Eve