Ed I Tor is way too young to remember Dick Clark. But many of us grew up with him. Gawd, who can forget "American Bandstand".
It spawned a host of other shows--can you think of a few? Like "Hootenanny", "Hullabaloo" and "Lloyd Thaxton" to name a few.
But rather than go on, here's a song, written by Barry Manilow (for you youngsters, check out one of disco's classics "The Copa"): (zap the commercial at the beginning)