Dick Clark’s Famous Friends (PHOTOS)

By: Nicole Sia / April 18, 2012

Over the course of a 65-year career in the entertainment industry, Dick Clark was bound to make some famous friends. The television and music mogul rubbed shoulders with artists long after he discovered or promoted them on his radio show, American Bandstand and annual New Year’s Eve spectacles, which is one reason so many artists are mourning his death. We’ve collected a gallery of photos of Clark hobnobbing with some of the biggest and most influential artists of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s to represent his impact across so many generations. One thing is clear — if you have a hit on the radio, chances are you’ve met Dick Clark.