The Dave Clark Five
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s british invasion oldies pop rock classic rock british|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||BBC Music Lyrics VIAF Wikipedia|
One of the most popular British beat groups of the mid-60s, especially in the USA, the Dave Clark Fives career stretched back as far as 1958. Originally a backing group for north London singer Stan Saxon, the quintet comprised Dave Clark (David Clark, 15 December 1942, Tottenham, London, England; drums/vocals), backed by various musicians, whose ranks included bass player Chris Wells and lead guitarist Mick Ryan. After splitting from Saxon, the DC5 established their own identity and nominated their date and place of formation as the South Grove Youth Club, Tottenham, London in January 1962. The evolving and finally settled line-up featured Mike Smith (b. Michael George Smith, 6 December 1943, Edmonton, Middlesex, England, d. 28 February 2008, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England; organ/vocals), Rick Huxley (b. Richard Huxley, 5 August 1940, Dartford, Kent, England; bass), Lenny Davidson (b. Leonard Arthur Davidson, 30 May 1942, Enfield, Middlesex, England;...