What do you know about Dick
Alan's FUN Music Trivia Quiz.
Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.
1) On November 30, 1929, Richard
Wagstaff Clark was born in Bronxville, New York, and was raised in
nearby Mount Vernon, the son of Julia Fuller (née Barnard) Clark and
Richard Augustus Clark. His only sibling, older brother Bradley,
was killed in World War II.
2) He graduated from college
in 1951 with a degree in advertising and a minor in radio.
What college did he graduate from?
3) In 1945, Clark began his
career working in the mailroom at a AM radio station in Rome,
New York, that was owned by his uncle and managed by his father.
Almost immediately, he was asked to fill in for the vacationing
weatherman, and within a few months he was announcing station
What was the station’s call letters?
4) His first
television-hosting job was on Cactus Dick and the Santa Fe
Riders, a country-music program.
What was the
5) In 1952, Clark moved to
Philadelphia, where he took a job as a disc jockey at radio
station WFIL, adopting the Dick Clark handle. WFIL had an
affiliated television station which began broadcasting a show
called Bob Horn's Bandstand in 1952. Clark was responsible for a
similar program on the company's radio station, and served as a
regular substitute host when Horn went on vacation. In 1956,
Horn was arrested for drunk driving and subsequently dismissed.
When did Clark became the show's permanent host.
July 9, 1956
July 19, 1956
July 29, 1956
August 9, 1956
6) The Dick Clark Show (also
known as Dick Clark's Saturday Night Beechnut Show) is an
American musical variety show broadcast weekly in the United
States on the ABC television network 7:30-8 PM (Eastern Time) on
Saturdays from February 15, 1958 through September 10, 1960,
sponsored (except for the first two shows) by Beechnut Gum.
Where did the show originate from?
Little Theatre in Manhattan, NY
ABC Studio in the Bronx, NY
Penn Theatre in Philadelphia, PA
KABC Studio, Los Angeles, CA
7) What game show
did Clark first host on CBS on March 26, 1973?
Name That Tune
The $10,000 Pyramid
G.E. College Bowl
8) What was Dick
Clark's longest running radio show that began on February 14,
Rock, Roll & Remember
American Top 40
National Music Survey
9) Dick Clark had been
married three times.
Who was NOT a wife?
Mildred Ann Hill
10) Dick Clark died after
suffering a heart attack following surgery to fix an enlarged
prostate, a transurethral resection of the prostate, at Saint
John's Health Center and the Pacific Urology Institute in Santa
When did he die?
February 18, 2012
March 18, 2012
April 18, 2012
May 18, 2012
11) Dick Clark was cremated
and his ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean.