DICK Clark was a television presenter who was best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1956 to 1989.
Clark was also synonymous with New Year's Eve, hostingDick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, which transmitted Times Square's New Year's Eve celebrations.
What is Dick Clark's net worth?
Richard Wagstaff Clark was an American radio and television personality, television producer, and film actor.
He is heralded as a cultural icon who hosted five incarnations of the Pyramid game show from 1973 to 1988.
Clark introduced many Americans to rock'n'roll through American Bandstand.
The show gave artists like including Ike & Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson, and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Simon & Garfunkel, Iggy Pop, Prince, Talking Heads, and Madonna exposure to audiences for the first time.
Singer Paul Anka claimed that Bandstand was responsible for creating a "youth culture."
In 1973, he created and produced the annual American Music Awards show, similar to the Grammy Awards.
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What is Dick Clark's protoge Ryan Seacrest?
Seacrest's radio career began back in 1991 when he started working the overnight shift at a local radio station in Georgia.
From there, he moved to Hollywood in 1993 to pursue a career full-time and ended up hosting ESPN's "Radical Outdoor Challenge."
In 2002, Seacrest got his big break and was asked to host a new competition-type reality show on Fox which is famously known today as American Idol.
After hosting the show for seven years, he then signed a $45 million contract with CKX to continue the role, making him the highest-paid reality television host at that time.
Over the years he has continued his career with various hosting adventures and has been able to amass an estimated net worth of $450 million with a reported annual salary of $75 million.
What should I bring to Times Square's New Year's Eve ball drop?
On New Year's Eve, attendees will only be able to access the viewing area from 6th or 8th Avenue and streets will be closed off as more people arrive.
According to the Times Square website, traffic will be closed off from 45th Street through 48th Street in the early morning.
Those coming to the area can expect 42nd Street through 49th Street to be closed off by 3pm and altered subway access to the area.
Attendees won't be permitted in the viewing area until 3pm on New Year's Even and the festivities will officially kick off at 6pm.
If a person attending leaves the area for any reason, they will not be allowed back in.
However, nearby restaurants and hotels may be hosting a New Year's Eve celebration and those wishing to attend can make reservations in advance.
Per New York City protocol, those wishing to make reservations will still need to show proof of vaccination upon arrival.
Those attending the celebrations should note that alcohol is not permitted and police will be checking bags.
Other banned items include:
- Large bags
- Lawn chairs or other folding chairs
- Picnic blankets
- Large coolers
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