Tributes: Dick Clark
Thursday, April 19, 2012
It’s somehow fitting that Dick Clark seemed to defy the ravages of time – since he hosted the long-running show, “American Bandstand,” which helped bring rock’n’roll into the mainstream. He also hosted the annual televised New Year’s Eve party every year since 1973 until 2004 – with a break for a stroke – but then continued in some capacity until this past December. He died at the age of 82. But he still lives on – through the magic of video and radio – including Leonard’s interview with him from May of 1997.