Dick Clark (1929 - 2012) 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, including special segments such as "Rate The Record." Clark's charm and clean-cut persona often served as a counterbalance when introducing more rebellious acts, such as the Doors and the Jefferson Airplane, which helped the host keep gently pushing the boundaries of mainstream music. "American Bandstand" became a destination for artists of all genres and backgrounds, just so long as their music "has a great beat and you can dance to it." The legendary TV and radio host died five years ago on April 18, 2012. In this gallery, watch some of the all-time best performances and other great moments from Dick Clark's 33 years as host of "American Bandstand."