Dick Clark, television personality and producer, entrepreneur and music enthusiast, was affectionately known as 'America's Oldest Teenager.' Millions of teenagers grew up watching 'American Bandstand,' which Clark hosted from 1957 - 1989, and began the New Year for forty years with Clark, and "New Year's Rockin' Eve.' 'American Bandstand' propelled many musicians' careers, as well as the pop music industry. Clark, who died today, was interviewed by the MONITOR in 1986, where he spoke about generations, musical styles, racial integration, and what kept him motivated.
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