Rock and Roll has lost one of its greatest ambassadors. Dick Clark, who brought popular music into the homes of millions of teenagers as the host of American Bandstand, has died at the age of 82. For decades to follow, Clark would continue to add to his iconic status with shows like $10,000 Pyramid, TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes and his annual Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve.
Shadoe Stevens, former American Top 40 host and current announcer for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, called Clark “a foundation member of the whole music generation.”
Stevens, taking part in a previously scheduled interview with Just My Show, said “He was a guy who took a simple idea and made it iconic and was a really good business man and somebody to look up to.”
The interview along with additional coverage of Clark’s passing is scheduled to be released in a new Just My Show podcast later this week.