10 ways Dick Clark changed pop culture

Published On: Apr 19 2012 11:42:09 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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7. Popularizing Top 10 Countdowns -- At the end of every "Dick Clark Show," which aired in the late 1950s, Clark would count down the top 10 records for the coming week. The gimmick inspired countdowns aplenty.

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