Dick Clark's passing earlier today sparked an outpouring of tributes and dedicated to the late great television host. From when he took over as host in 1956 until 1989, Clark's "American Bandstand" brought thousands of dancing teenagers together under the banner of popular music, influencing entire generations of kids, while his thirty-plus year run as host of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" made him synonymous with the countdown to the end of the year.

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Various celebrities and industry professionals have begun sharing their memories of Clark; share yours in the comments section below.