TV Icon Dick Clark Dies At 82

KWTX-CBS-“Except for the Beatles, Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley, ‘American Bandstand’ had more influence than ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,” said Rob Weiner, associate librarian and pop culture expert, Texas Tech University Library.

Dick Clark, the television host who helped bring rock and roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," died Wednesday at 82.

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“Except for the Beatles, Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley, ‘American Bandstand’ had more influence than ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,” said Rob Weiner, associate librarian and pop culture expert, Texas Tech University Library.

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