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Dick Clark's Rockin' Legacy

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Dick Clark's Rockin' Legacy

Dick Clark, who was born Nov. 30, 1929, made "American Bandstand" an American institution, hosting the storied song-and-dance show from 1956 to 1989. He mixed live performances and dancing with artist interviews and audience reactions in special segments such as "Rate The Record." Clark's charm and clean-cut persona was often a counterbalance to more risque acts, such as the Doors and the Jefferson Airplane, and helped to push the boundaries for mainstream music. "American Bandstand" became a destination for artists of all kinds, just so long as their music "has a great beat and you can dance to it." See some of the best performances and other moments from Dick Clark's 33 years as host of "American Bandstand."