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April 18, 2012
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Dick Clark is shown in 1980. Clark, the television host who helped bring rock ‘n’ roll into the mainstream on “American Bandstand,” has died. He was 82.

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Dick Clark selects a record in his station library in Philadelphia in 1959. Clark helped bring rock ‘n’ roll into the mainstream on “American Bandstand.”

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Dick Clark hosts the New Year’s eve special from New York’s Times Square.

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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., in 2002.

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

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Dick Clark is seen surrounded by fans in 1957 during a television broadcast of “American Bandstand.”

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“American Bandstand” host Dick Clark is shown in this 1974 ABC photo.

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Dick Clark, left, poses with Ryan Seacrest in New York in 2006. 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.

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

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Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest pose on the set of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012” in Times Square in New York on Dec. 31.