A 1983 “American Bandstand” interview with DEF LEPPARD conducted by rock ‘n’ roll icon and TV and radio pioneer Dick Clark has been posted online and can be seen below.
Clark died on Wednesday, April 18 of a heart attack in Santa Monica, California at age 82. According to The Pulse Of Radio, Clark‘s death came a day after being admitted for an outpatient procedure. Clark, affectionately known as “America’s Oldest Teenager,” is survived by his wife Kari, and his three children Richard Augustus II, Duane, and Cindy. Memorial plans have yet to be announced.
Over the course of the show’s 30 years, artists who performed on “American Bandstand” included the BEACH BOYS, THE DOORS, MADONNA, and literally hundreds of others.
In 1964, “American Bandstand” moved to Los Angeles, where it would remain until 1989 when the show was canceled.
“American Bandstand” became one of television’s longest running music shows, and the first network series devoted exclusively to rock n’ roll.
(Thanks: Carl Alvarez)