From the archives: Dick Clark tells Roy Leonard about the history of ‘American Bandstand’

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Dick Clark and Roy Leonard in the WGN Radio studios (WGN Radio)

For decades, Dick Clark was the celebrity many people watched ring in the new year live from Times Square in New York City. Even today, nearly a decade after his passing, ABC’s New Year’s broadcast still uses Dick Clark’s name in its title. But, “America’s Oldest Teenager” was known for many other things beyond the New Year’s show, including his over 30 years hosting “American Bandstand.” In this November 8, 1985 interview, Roy Leonard talks with Dick Clark about the history of “American Bandstand” and some stories from the American music scene.

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