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10 Things You Maybe Didn't Know About New Year's Rockin' Eve

10 Things You Maybe Didn't Know About New Year's Rockin' Eve

Originally posted 12/30/2015 12:30PM

There's a good chance those reading this article can't remember a Dec. 31 without Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. Even if you don't watch the annual, year-end special at home, it's hard to escape. It's on in bars. It's on at parties. And sometimes people will actually turn on the TV just to watch the Times Square countdown. It's that well-integrated into the holiday.

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Miley Cyrus, Macklemore and More Performing at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Miley Cyrus and Macklemore to Perform at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Originally posted 12/17/2013 09:00AM

Miley Cyrus is about to cap off her over-the-top year in a very big way.

The "Wrecking Ball" singer, 21, will be live from New York along with Blondie, Icona Pop and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis when they all perform at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy.

Cyrus will be the midnight act, PEOPLE can report exclusively.

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Get Excited: Garth Brooks & George Strait Are Performing Together Next Month | Dick Clark, Garth Brooks, George Strait

Garth Brooks & George Strait Will Perform Together for First Time at ACM Awards

Originally posted 03/20/2013 01:45PM

Here's some news that's sure to be music to country fans' ears – and black hat lovers everywhere!

Garth Brooks, 51, and George Strait, 60, are set to perform together for the very first time. Their collaboration will take place at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which airs live on CBS, April 7 in Las Vegas – and will honor Dick Clark, who began producing the program in 1979 until his death a week after last year's show.

The talented musical pair are the two most recent winners of the show's artist of the decade honor, with Strait being acknowledged for his work in the '00s and Brooks in the '90s.

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will be hosting this year's program. Tune in for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, April 7 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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Dick Clark New Year's Eve Love Story – Same Couple Dancing Since 1972

Dick Clark New Year's Eve Love Story – Same Couple Dancing Since 1972

Originally posted 12/30/2012 02:45PM

This New Year's Eve will be just like any other for Kathy and Louie Novoa, except without their dear friend Dick Clark, who passed away in April.

The pair met on American Bandstand and have since taken part in every one of his New Year's Rockin' Eves since they began on the Queen Mary in 1972.

"To be there from the very first one he did and to still be a part of it, I think, wow, I can't believe it," Louie tells PEOPLE. "I still have the original invitation to the very first one."

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Debbie Gibson: How Dick Clark Helped Shape My Career | Deborah Gibson, Dick Clark

Debbie Gibson Recalls Working with Dick Clark

Originally posted 04/22/2012 02:15PM

When Dick Clark died last week at age 82, several stars shared personal memories of the man called "America's Oldest Teenager."

In the 1980s, Clark worked closely with the then-teenaged Debbie Gibson, asking her to appear on American Bandstand multiple times, and even having her host the American Music Awards in 1989. And after Gibson's teen pop star days were over, Clark remained close to Gibson, tapping her to co-host Dick Clark's American Bandstand 50th Anniversary Collection in 2007.

In an exclusive to PEOPLE, Gibson recalls her bond with Clark.

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Ryan Seacrest: Idol Wouldn't Exist without Dick Clark | Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest

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Ryan Seacrest: American Idol Wouldn't Exist without Dick Clark

Originally posted 04/19/2012 08:00AM

The show must go on – but not without acknowledging the ones who made it happen. That was the message that Ryan Seacrest delivered on Wednesday's episode of American Idol.

"We can't begin tonight's show without acknowledging the passing of a television pioneer and my dear friend, Dick Clark," the host said at the top of the two-hour episode. "Without Dick, a show like this would not exist. He will be missed greatly."

On a night when the theme of Idol's performances was "then and now," Seacrest honored the late TV icon, known as "America's Oldest Teenager," who died of a massive heart attack Wednesday.

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Mario Lopez, Joan Rivers Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

Dick Clark Dead at 82: Celebrity Fans Pay Tribute

Originally posted 04/18/2012 06:00PM

Across the Twitterverse, celebrities expressed their sorrow at the passing of Dick Clark, the television icon who was dubbed "America's Oldest Teenager" and welcomed generations to a new beginning every New Year's Eve.

Responses ranged from the mournful to those that joyfully praised Clark's legacy. But many simply recalled him as a legend.

"Just heard the news [about] Dick Clark," Tweeted Mario Lopez. "It was truly an honor to have worked with him, learn from him and to be able to call him a friend. He was a great man and an even better friend."

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Ryan Seacrest: Dick Clark Was My Idol | Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest: Dick Clark Was My Idol

Originally posted 04/18/2012 04:50PM

Two years after a stroke left Dick Clark partially paralyzed with slurred speech, Ryan Seacrest of American Idol stepped in as host of the iconic Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on ABC.

On Wednesday, after Clark died of a massive heart attack at age 82, Seacrest remembered his friend and mentor.

"I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel.

"When I joined his show in 2006, it was a dream come true to work with him every New Year's Eve for the last six years.

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Dick Clark Dies at 82 | Dick Clark

Dick Clark Dies at 82

Originally posted 04/18/2012 03:55PM

Dick Clark, the producer and television personality known as "America's Oldest Teenager" for his perennially youthful looks and enthusiasm, has died at age 82.

Clark suffered a "massive heart attack" on Wednesday morning, his rep says in a statement, after he entered St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., for an outpatient procedure on Tuesday night.

"Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful. He is survived by his wife Kari and his three children, RAC, Duane and Cindy," the statement continues.

Clark, a diabetic, had suffered a stroke in 2004 but continued in recent years to appear on his New Year's Eve special from Times Square with Ryan Seacrest hosting.

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Dick Clark's Flintstones-Like Home for Sale for $3.5 Million | Dick Clark

Dick Clark's Malibu Mansion Is for Sale

Originally posted 03/05/2012 11:45AM

Anyone with a few million dollars and a hankering to experience the Stone Age can now purchase Dick Clark's cave-like mansion in Malibu, Calif., which the legendary television host has recently put on the market, according to reports.

The property, which sits on a nearly 23-acre mountaintop site, is listed at $3.5 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. The paper describes the cavernous home as resembling "something out of The Flinstones."

The one-bedroom, two-bathroom house, where Clark lives with his wife Kari, boasts vaulted ceilings in the living and dining rooms, as well as two fireplaces and a wine cellar, reports the Times. It also features an unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean and other natural surroundings, according to the property listing.
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