Friends, fans remember Dick Clark – Friends of Dick Clark, who died Tuesday at age 82, shared photos they took with him over the years. The Drifters were one of the first African-American groups to be featured on Clarks' show "American Bandstand," in its early days in Philadelphia. Late band member Bill Pinkney posed with Clark in 1997 at the 45th anniversary celebration for the show. As his legal steward Maxine Porter put it, "He was just pleased to be in attendance as one of the very earliest artists before going national."
Friends, fans remember Dick Clark – Paul Revere, of the classic 1960s band Paul Revere and the Raiders, met Clark for the first time during a shooting of the NBC show, "Where the Action Is." "He was so famous, and when you saw him in person you had this 'oh my god, there he is moment.' But he never acted like a star. He was a good person," Revere said.
Friends, fans remember Dick Clark – Sioux Falcone, who worked with Clark in Los Angeles, posed with him at a 1980s holiday party. "I pulled out the photo yesterday and here he is, wearing his name," Falcone said. "I thought it was really endearing, and everyone had a name tag on, so I am sure he thought that he needed to do it, too."
Friends, fans remember Dick Clark – Drummer Bill Rodriguez was among those who posed for this large group photo with Clark for his Las Vegas show in the 1970s. Rodriguez admitted to a mistake in one of the performances: "I was so nervous I launched into the 'Bandstand' theme all by myself before Dick's monologue, leaving Dick alone on the stage with a mic while I played by myself before realizing I'd just massively blown it. Dick just told the audience, 'Ah, the enthusiasm of youth,' and made it seem as if it was part of the show. "
Friends, fans remember Dick Clark – Dennis Foreman of Kansas City, Missouri, briefly met Clark at the restaurant he owned in 1992. "He walked around to each individual table, talked and shook hands. He stopped and talked to people, took pictures, signed autographs. The thing that I thought was most memorable -- when I thanked him, he said 'No sir, thank you for coming to my restaurant.'"
Friends, fans remember Dick Clark – Alan Light has captured many celebrity photos over the years, including this one of Clark at the Grammys in 1990. Here he is seen with his wife, Kari Wigton, who was often seen kissing Clark on television at the start of a new year.