Stevie Wonder has been confirmed for a tribute performance in honor of Dick Clark at the upcoming American Music Awards. Clark, who established the awards ceremony in 1973, died in April at the age of 82.
"Without a Dick Clark, our entire current musical repertoire might be classical in nature. Not that there's anything wrong with classical music, but Clark helped Beethoven roll over and tell Tchaikovsky the news," AMA producer Larry Klein said in a statement.
"Sunday's tribute to Dick Clark performed by the iconic Stevie Wonder is going to be talked about for years to come," he added.
Ryan Seacrest, a protégé of Clark's, will introduce the performance by Wonder.
The 40th anny of the AMAs takes place on Sunday (November 18) at 8 PM EST.
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