Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful and he died the next morning of April 18, While this show was not a success during its nearly three-month duration, Clark was one of the few personalities in television history on the air nationwide seven days a week. Share Tweet Reddit Flipboard Email. During an interview with Clark by Henry Schipper of Rolling Stone magazine in , it was noted that "over two-thirds of the people who've been initiated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame had their television debuts on American Bandstand , and the rest of them probably debuted on other shows [they] produced. It featured the rock and roll stars of the day lip-synching their hits, just as on American Bandstand.
Played Dick Clark in "Baby Bob" in But in , when the United States Senate began investigating "payola", the practice in which music producing companies paid broadcasting companies to favor their products, Clark became caught up in the scandal. He married Kari Wigton in According to Hollywood producer Michael Uslan , "he was able to use his unparalleled communication skills to present rock 'n roll in a way that was palatable to parents.
I don't set trends. Following his death, U. After graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in business administration, Clark began working at several radio and television stations before landing at WFIL radio in Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. At his uncle's house the boy finds a gun and brings it to school where he shoots another first grader. Moat 3rd party advertising and marketing metrics provider https: It is optional for you to engage in such activity; however, if you choose to do so, we may not be able to permit you to participate in the activity unless certain pieces of information are provided.