New Year's Eve

Dick Clark: 40 Years of New Year's Rockin' Eve

From Rick James to Mariah Carey to Justin Bieber, take a look back at the performers who helped the TV legend party it up

1987: SMOKEY ROBINSON

With his career back on track, William "Smokey" Robinson kicked off the New Year by belting out "Because of You" and "Love Will Set You Free" from Los Angeles; that same year he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.