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End of an Era: Former Radio DJ & TV Host Dick Clark to Sell Memorabilia

By October 25, 2006

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The International Herald Tribune reports: "Fifty years after his first appearance on the show that became known as 'American Bandstand,' Dick Clark is ready to let go of the microphone. The famed host is auctioning off a number of items from his personal collection of musical memorabilia, including the microphone he used beginning on July 9, 1956 his first day on the rock 'n' roll show that made him famous." (Photo Credit: ABC Television)

According to a report in The New York Times, Clark says the auction will include a bass guitar Paul McCartney played in The Beatles, a guitar from Bruce Springsteen, another made for Clark by Bo Diddley, platinum records from The Beatles, a bustier Madonna wore, a harmonica Bob Dylan played, and much more.

Clark was a DJ on WFIL, Philadelphia, before the success with his program American Bandstand, which became a national television hit.

More: Profile of Dick Clark

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* Former Radio DJ, Dick Clark, Honored During Emmy Awards Show
* New Year's: Dick Clark Back on TV This Year But His Roots Were in Radio

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