Clark New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 1972
Clark New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 1972, Cincinnatian’s will miss legendary Dick Clark who produced and hosted Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (DCNYRE) beginning in 1972. New Year’s Eve will forever be changed without the presence of Dick Clark running live segments with co-hosts Ryan Seacrest in New York City and Times Square.
On December 31, each end-of-the-year party was filled with top performers in and around the Big Apple until the ball dropped at midnight. DCNYRE is a tradition led by Clark and will not be soon forgotten by those who experienced his class act. The program aired live in the Eastern Time Zone and was delayed for viewers in other areas of the country so Clark could bring in the New Year with all Americans.
This annual tradition in the United States has always been celebrated on New Year’s Eve and rang in the New Year’s Day holiday celebration. One year, in 2004, Clark was not able to attend due to a stroke that left him paralyzed and unable to speak properly. At that time, Regis Philbin, a talk-show presenter, filled in for Clark; however, Dick Clark returned to the next show with co-host, Ryan Seacrest who was the primary host due to Clark’s continued difficulty in speaking.
This year, Dick Clark made his last appearance on his New Year’s Eve show, which was also the 40th anniversary. In a previous interview with Los Angeles Times about his holiday show, Dick Clark mentioned two of his most memorable moments; one was the millennium broadcast and the 2009 performance of Jennifer Lopez.