From Rick James to Mariah Carey to Justin Bieber, take a look back at the performers who helped the TV legend party it up
Credit: Dick Clark Media Archive
Updated: Tuesday Dec 27, 2011 | 01:00 PM EST
By: Kiran Hefa
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Rick James first hit the stage of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in 1979, the show's seventh consecutive year on the air. He made two more appearances in the '80s, memorably performing "Superfreak" in 1982.
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