10 ways Dick Clark changed pop culture

Published On: Apr 19 2012 11:28:27 AM EDT

From discovering Madonna to making New Year's Eve cool, look back at 10 ways the late Dick Clark changed pop culture.

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1. Dancing To The Hits -- The format of "American Bandstand," which debuted in 1957, inspired a string of descents including "Soul Train" and Britain's "Top Of The Pops."

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