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Dick Clark Productions
It is a very sad day today to write and report about a very important person and known as a Rock n’ roll icon, TV personality, radio pioneer and media producer mogul Dick Clark who died on Wednesday, April 18th of a heart attack following a medical procedure at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California at age 82. Dick Clark is survived by his wife Kari, and his three children Richard Augustus II, Duane, and Cindy.

“Michelle and I are saddened to hear about the passing of Dick Clark.  With “American Bandstand,” he introduced decades’ worth of viewers to the music of our times.  He reshaped the television landscape forever as a creative and innovative producer.  And, of course, for 40 years, we welcomed him into our homes to ring in the New Year.  But more important than his groundbreaking achievements was the way he made us feel – as young and vibrant and optimistic as he was.  As we say a final “so long” to Dick Clark, America’s oldest teenager, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends – which number far more than he knew.” said USA President Barack Obama.

“One of the real draws when we purchased Dick Clark Productions was the opportunity to build on the tremendous foundation of programming that this icon of American broadcasting created. I got to know Dick over the past five years and he was just as personable and warm in person as he was on television.  Once you got to know Dick, it was obvious why he was so beloved by his fans.  He was in every sense of the word, a giant. Dick Clark will be sorely missed.  He was truly one of a kind. said Daniel M. Snyder, Chairman, Dick Clark Productions.

“Dick Clark was an American institution.  He was able to replicate the magic he brought to American Bandstand, not once but several times, through The Golden Globes, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and thousands of hours of programming in almost every genre imaginable.  He was the first of his kind — a pioneer, entrepreneur and creative visionary who bridged and cultivated the music scene with traditional show business. Dick Clark entertained and touched the lives of several generations.  He is truly irreplaceable and will be greatly missed by the employees of our company and millions of fans worldwide.” said Mark Shapiro, Chief Executive Officer, Dick Clark Productions.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel. When I joined his show in 2006, it was a dream come true to work with him every New Year’s Eve for the last six years. He was smart, charming, funny and always a true gentleman. I learned a great deal from him, and I’ll always be indebted to him for his faith and support of me. He was a remarkable host and businessman and left a rich legacy to television audiences around the world. We will all miss him.” said Ryan Seacrest, American radio personality, television host, network producer and voice actor.

“DICK CLARK ♥ Thank you for all the memories and for being a stable force in our lives. You will be missed! Rest in Peace beautiful soul ♥.” said Hit Recording Artist and Composer Fawn.

“Recording Academy Trustees Award recipient Dick Clark was an entertainment icon, bringing music into the homes of millions of Americans over his nearly 60-year career. His shows “American Bandstand” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” blazed new trails in pop music and became pivotal celebrations of music on television, spotlighting both established and emerging artists. Our deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to his family, friends, fans, and all who have enjoyed his great contributions to music and entertainment. He will be terribly missed, and his legacy will live on forever.” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO, The Recording Academy.

About Dick Clark:
Richard Wagstaff “Dick” Clark[2] (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was a widely recognized American radio and television personality, best known for hosting television’s longest-running variety show, American Bandstand, from 1957 to 1987. He also hosted the game show Pyramid, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, which beamed Times Square‘s New Year’s Eve celebrations worldwide.

As host of American Bandstand, with his unparalleled communication skills, he is credited with being a “primary force in legitimizing rock ‘n roll,” not just to teenagers, but also to parents. The show gave countless new music artists their first exposure to national audiences, among whom were Ike and Tina TurnerSmokey Robinson and the MiraclesStevie Wonder, the Talking Heads and Simon and Garfunkel. His shows were among the first where blacks and whites performed on the same stage and the live audience seating was desegregated. Singer Paul Anka claims that his show was responsible for creating a “youth culture,” and due to his youthful appearance, Clark was often referred to as “America’s oldest teenager.”

As a successful businessperson,[3] he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Dick Clark Productions, which he sold part of late in his life. He also founded the restaurant chain, “American Bandstand Diner,” modeled after the Hard Rock Cafe. Beginning in 1973, he created and produced the annual American Music Awards show, similar to the Grammy Awards.

Clark suffered a significant stroke in late 2004. With speech ability still impaired, Clark returned to his New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show on December 31, 2005/January 1, 2006. Subsequently, he appeared at the Emmy Awards on August 27, 2006, and every New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show through the 2011/2012 show. Clark died on April 18, 2012 at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack following a medical procedure.[4] After his death, President Obama credited him with making “us feel as young and vibrant and optimistic as he was.”[5]

About Dick Clark Productions:
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” as well as weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance.”

dcp owns, maintains and licenses one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries which was recently digitized and is currently available through a new licensing portal, www.dcplicensing.com. Content includes over 30 years of footage from dcp’s award shows as well as historic programs, specials and performances including “American Bandstand,” “The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show,” Elvis and The T.A.M.I. Show.

dcp’s other properties include four “American Bandstand” branded restaurants across the country as well as a state-of-the-art screening room based in Santa Monica, CA which features luxury seating for 25 and full service catering.

In the spring of 2010, dcp announced its stake in Carmel, CA-based Coastal Luxury Management (CLM), producer of the nationally renowned Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival, now recognized as one of the best culinary events in the country. In its third year, the four-day event is hosted throughout Pebble Beach Resorts and celebrates 70 celebrity chefs, 250 wineries from around the world, and attracts more than 5,500 attendees. In addition, CLM produces Harvest: Farm-to-Table, a two-day agriculture lifestyle event in the fall and also has two new restaurant projects – Restaurant 1833 and Cannery Row Brewing, which features the largest draft beer selection in Northern California.

dcp continues to develop a wide range of television programming including award shows, special events, entertainment and comedy specials, children’s programming, talk shows, game shows, movies for television and dramatic series for broadcast networks, cable networks, distributors and advertisers reaching audiences of all ages around the world.

dick clark productions also owns licenses “American Bandstand” branded restaurants across the country. For additional information about dcp, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com or http://dickclark.com/.

Sources: http://www.whitehouse.govhttp://dickclark.comhttp://www.unitedstations.comWikipedia, The Recording Academy

Pictures credit to: Dick Clark Productions, Wikipedia, Dick Clark Productions Facebook.
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Editor’s Note: Dick Clark we are so sad, we were not able to meet you but I attended your popular tv show American Music Awards 2010 and 2011 in Los Angeles and we have posted articles about your other tv productions. We give our condolences to your family and please Rest In Peace.

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