They didn’t call Dick Clark “America’s Oldest Teenager” for nothing. He was completely unflappable as the two videos below will show you.
DICK CLARK'S AMERICAN BANDSTAND
While the man who hosted American Bandstand for a stunning 33 years from 1956 to 1989 retained an impossibly youthful visage throughout that show’s run, it was his ability to keep abreast of what moved one generation of teens after another that really earned him that moniker.
With the kids dancing all around him, Clark introduced an endless array of artists to the American public, presenting the movers and shakers of every era in rock and pop, from rockabilly to psychedelia to New Wave, hip-hop, and beyond. And that’s not even counting all the years Clark ushered in as the host of New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
On April 18, the man who made America dance passed away at the age of 82, leaving the current crop of kids to fend for themselves. But maybe these classic moments from Bandstand’s voluminous legacy will help soften the blow in some small way.