American Bandstand

  1. The Dick Clark I Knew, by Co-Writer Fred Bronson -- Read An Excerpt

    April 23, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Dick Clark Productions writer and former Billboard columnist Fred Bronson remembers the "American Bandstand" leader and his profound influence on the music business - following is an excerpt, approximately one-sixth of Bronson's ful ...

  2. Dick Clark Timeline: His Life & Business

    April 20, 2012 2:27 PM EDT NOV. 30, 1929 Richard Wagstaff Clark is born in Bronxville, N.Y. His father was a salesman and, later, the manager of a radio station in Utica, N.Y. 1947 Works as an office boy and then as an announcer at the station his father managed, WRUN. 1952 ...

  3. Dick Clark Remembered by Ken Ehrlich, Alice Cooper, Tommy Mottola, DCP CEO, More

    April 19, 2012 5:41 PM EDT Dick Clark's death yesterday sent waves through the music community, as countless took to social networks and websites to express their condolences, stories, memories, and thoughts on the longtime television and radio personality. We've ...

  4. Dick Clark Could Rock, but He Started Out Country

    April 19, 2012 1:04 PM EDT The music universe is reeling due to the passing this week of Dick Clark at 82. Between his numerous television and radio credits, Clark enjoyed one of the longest entertainment careers of all time. While many obituaries today will (and should) fo ...

  5. Dick Clark Fortune Estimated In 'Hundreds of Millions'

    April 19, 2012 9:38 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dick Clark married music and television long before "American Idol." But his legacy extends well beyond the persona of the laid-back host of "American Bandstand" whose influence can still be seen on TV today ...

  6. Highlights From Dick Clark's Legendary Career, As Featured in Billboard

    April 19, 2012 1:15 AM EDT Not many music-business institutions have been around longer than Dick Clark, but Billboard is one of them. From his early days on "American Bandstand" to his death at the age of 82 yesterday (April 18), Clark was featured in our pages s ...

  7. Dick Clark: An Appreciation of the Man Who Took Rock and Roll Nationwide, and Helped Pioneer Its Business

    April 18, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, af ...

  8. Video: 10 Classic Dick Clark Moments From 'American Bandstand'

    April 18, 2012 8:04 PM EDT "American Bandstand," the bedrock of Dick Clark's iconic broadcasting career, served as a performance avenue for some of the biggest musical artists of all time. And whether he was watching the Village People guide the "Bandsta ...

  9. Ryan Seacrest, LA Reid, Russell Simmons, More Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

    April 18, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Within minutes of news breaking of Dick Clark's passing, the music business began expressing their grieif and admiration for the man who helped invent the business they work in. From Epic Records Chairman/CEO Antonio "LA" Reid, Mado ...

  10. Video: Dick Clark's Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award Speech From 1994

    April 18, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Dick Clark died this morning at the age of 82, but left behind a massive legacy as a television personality and the host of New Year's Rockin' Eve , but his most enduring legacy was his near-40 year turn as host of "American Bandsta ...

  11. Dick Clark Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Dick Clark, the revered TV producer whose "American Bandstand," "American Top 40" and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" helped shape modern pop music for decades, died of a "massive heart attack" at a Los A ...

  12. Dick Clark Productions Launches Licensing Website

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Historic TV footage from iconic programs including "American Bandstand" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" will be part of a new online licensing website launched by Dick Clark Productions. Over 30 years o ...

  13. Dick Clark Is Still Rockin' New Year's Eve

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Four years after a stroke, Dick Clark is relishing the prospect of another New Year's Eve celebration, determined to appear for his 36th year in Times Square. And he's hardly surprised by the current state of the music industry he helped ...

  14. Dick Clark Hospitalized After Stroke

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dick Clark is recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a stroke on Monday (Dec. 6). A spokesman for the legendary broadcaster tells Billboard.biz that Clark "is going to be fine." Dick Clark is recovering in a Los Angeles hos ...

  15. Release Date Set For 'American Dreams' Music DVD

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "American Dreams: Season One--Extended Music Edition" is coming to DVD Sept. 7 from Universal Studios Home Video. The seven-disc set will be priced at $89.98. "American Dreams: Season One--Extended Music Edition" is coming to D ...

  16. Fuller, Clark Plan 'Bandstand' Relaunch

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of "American Idol," has teamed up with Dick Clark to bring back "American Bandstand." Fuller, Clark and Mosaic Media Group president Allen Shapiro will executive-produce the Simon Fuller, the creator o ...

  17. Fuller, Clark Plan 'Bandstand' Relaunch

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of "American Idol," has teamed up with Dick Clark to bring back "American Bandstand." Fuller, Clark and Mosaic Media Group president Allen Shapiro will executive-produce the Simon Fuller, the creator o ...

  18. Musical Extras To Lace 'American Dreams' DVD

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The DVD of the first season of the NBC series "American Dreams" will offer up a number of extra musical treats. The DVD of the first season of the NBC series "American Dreams" will offer up a number of extra musical treats. Fan ...