Dick Clark hanging with his jukebox in his Burbank, California office.
Clark began his program in response to the lack of New Year’s specials catered towards a younger crowd. The show originally aired on NBC in 1973 and was hosted by the a band called Three Dog Night. The second special was hosted by George Carlin in 1974 and the following year it moved to ABC with Dick Clark taking over as host.
Last year was Clark’s final appearance on the show, but New Years Eve will always belong to the memory of “America’s Oldest Teenager.”