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April 18, 2012

Dick Clark: Tribute to an Icon & Legend

I'm old enough to remember Dick Clark's American Bandstand. Sure, it was safe and squeaky clean. But there's no denying that Dick Clark and his iconic TV show were trailblazers.

He introduced an entire generation of music fans to pop stars of the day. He was a prolific host, performer, and entrepreneur.

My biggest Dick Clark memory, though, was a double album called 20 Years of Rock N' Roll. My mom owned it and, along with her many Elvis records, this album was part of my early introduction to pop music of the '50s and '60s.

I salute Dick Clark for his immense contribution to American music history and culture.

If you want to learn more about the man and his legacy, here are some of the best news stories that were posted today:

USA Today

Huffington Post

ABC News


New York Times

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