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In 1973, Dick Clark presents the Rock and (Credit: AP )

In 1973, Dick Clark presents the Rock and Roll Year--a musical portrait of the 1950s and 1960s on the ABC television network in a series of five specials.

Dick Clark through the years

Photos of TV host Dick Clark through the years.

The teens aged (1957 version seen here), but
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The teens aged (1957 version seen here), but Dick never did.

Dick Clark, disc jockey and television personality who
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Dick Clark, disc jockey and television personality who presents dance records on his televised dance parties, picks a record in his station record library in Philadelphia. (Feb. 3, 1959)

Dick Clark and Barbara Mallery with their son,
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Dick Clark and Barbara Mallery with their son, Richard, 3, in their home near Philadelphia. (July 26, 1960)

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In 1973, Dick Clark presents the Rock and
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In 1973, Dick Clark presents the Rock and Roll Year--a musical portrait of the 1950s and 1960s on the ABC television network in a series of five specials.

The
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The "American bandstand" host in 1974.

Dick Clark on the TV show $100,000 Pyramid.
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Dick Clark on the TV show $100,000 Pyramid.

It's 1980, still not aging.
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It's 1980, still not aging.

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"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. (Nov. 10, 1980)

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Clark polishes a sign that changes a portion
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Clark polishes a sign that changes a portion of Philadelphia's Market Street to American Bandstand Boulevard to recognize the 30th anniversary of the popular dance program that originated in Philadelphia. (Oct. 27, 1981)

Dick Clark in March 8, 1982.
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Dick Clark in March 8, 1982.

Will New Year's Eve ever be the same
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Will New Year's Eve ever be the same without "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve"?

Michael Jackson and American Music Awards executive producer
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Michael Jackson and American Music Awards executive producer Dick Clark go over the script during rehearsals for The American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Jan. 24, 1993)

Dick Clark hosts a comedy special of comic
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Dick Clark hosts a comedy special of comic out-takes from popular TV productions as well as hilarious moments from live television. (Jan. 16, 1996)

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Familiar turf for the
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Familiar turf for the "Bandstand" guru, Dick Clark broadcasts during New Year's festivities from Times Square. (Dec. 31, 1996)

America's eternal teenager. (Nov. 4, 1997)
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America's eternal teenager. (Nov. 4, 1997)

Dick Clark, left, congratulates Little Richard, right, along
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Dick Clark, left, congratulates Little Richard, right, along side his wax figure at Movieland Wax Museum. (1997)

Dick Clark promos
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Dick Clark promos "The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards." (Dec. 29, 1998)

Ever the entrepreneur and entertainer, Dick Clark announced
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Ever the entrepreneur and entertainer, Dick Clark announced the Golden Globes nominations at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Dec. 20, 1999)

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Executive producer Dick Clark steps in to stop
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Executive producer Dick Clark steps in to stop Elizabeth Taylor from nearly announcing the winner of the best motion picture drama before she named the nominees in the category at the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2001)

Dick Clark, the prolific TV producer,
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Dick Clark, the prolific TV producer, "American Bandstand" host, and the man who ushered in the new year for the nation died April 18, 2012, following a massive heart attack. He was 82. Newsday's obituary for Dick Clark

Dick Clark speaks about diabetes, which he suffered
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Dick Clark speaks about diabetes, which he suffered from, during a visit to Tampa General Hospital in Florida. (July 8, 2004)

In Hollywood. (March 11, 2004)
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In Hollywood. (March 11, 2004)

Barry Manilow, right, salutes Dick Clark during the
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Barry Manilow, right, salutes Dick Clark during the Dick Clark Tribute at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Aug. 27, 2006)

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Dick Clark was so good at bringing in
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Dick Clark was so good at bringing in the New Year.

With Ryan Seacrest, who possesses many of the
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With Ryan Seacrest, who possesses many of the same qualities that made Dick Clark a household name. (June 27, 2010)

Dick Clark with Ryan Seacrest stumping for
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Dick Clark with Ryan Seacrest stumping for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010," and Fergie joins in.

Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest celebrated 40 years
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Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest celebrated 40 years of history as they hosted "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012" live from ABC Studios in New York.

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