Dick Clark of 'American Bandstand' dies

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Dick Clark at the beginning
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1957 -- Dick Clark
FILE - In this 1957 file photo, Dick Clark is seen surrounded by fans during a television broadcast of "American Bandstand." Clark, the television host who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 of a heart attack. He was 82. (AP Photo/File)
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1958 -- Dick Clark
1958 -- Augusta Chronicle file
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1959 -- Dick Clark
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 1959 file photo, Dick Clark selects a record in his station library in Philadelphia. Clark, the television host who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 of a heart attack. He was 82.
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1960
1960 -- Kids watched the show to see the latest dances and hear the latest music.
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1960 -- Dick Clark
FILE - This July 26, 1960 file photo shows Dick Clark and Barbara Mallery with their son, Richard, 3, in their home near Philadelphia. Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from game shows to the New Year's Eve countdown from Times Square, died of a heart attack on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. He was 82. (AP Photo, file)
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1973 -- Dick Clark
FILE - In this 1973 file photo released by ABC, 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. Clark, the television host who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 of a heart attack. He was 82. (AP Photo/ABC, File)
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1974 -- Dick Clark
FILE - In this 1974 file photo originally provided by ABC-TV, "American Bandstand" host Dick Clark is shown. Clark, the television host who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 of a heart attack. He was 82. (AP Photo/ABC)
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1982 -- Dick Clark
FILE - This March 8, 1982 file photo shows Dick Clark. Clark, the television host who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 of a heart attack. He was 82. (AP Photo/file)
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1983
Clark with longtime friend Ed McMahon in 1983
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1992
Clark with Terry Murphy (left) and Kelli McCarty as he hosted the 1992 Miss USA Pageant
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ABC TV -- File
Dick Clark marked 40 years of American Bandstand and noted different styles of clothing through the years.
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1993 -- Dick Clark
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 1993 file photo, singer 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. Clark, the television host who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 of a heart attack. He was 82. (AP Photo/file)
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1993
Clark (right) with actress Tori Spelling and actor Mark Curry of 'Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" ready to celebrate New Year's Eve 1993.
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1996 -- Dick Clark
FILE - In this Dec. 31, 1996 file photo, Dick Clark broadcasts during New Year's festivities from Times Square in New York. Clark, the television host who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 of a heart attack. He was 82. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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2002 -- Dick Clark
FILE - In this April 20, 2002 file photo, Dick Clark, host of the American Bandstand television show, introduces entertainer Michael Jackson on stage during taping of the show's 50th anniversary special in Pasadena, Calif. Clark, the television host who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 of a heart attack. He was 82. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File) Summary

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Dick Clark helped popularize rock and roll music by hosting "American Bandstand." He died Wednesday at age 82.

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