Dave Clark 5 Minus 1

29 Feb


News of Mike Smith’s death , lead singer and organist of the Dave Clark 5 (and pictured top right), comes last night just weeks before their formal induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 

As part of the British Invasion, DC5 helped to usher in a new sound to American music and were one of the “premier” groups of the early 60s.



Posted by on February 29, 2008 in memorials, Music History, music legends, oldies


3 responses to “Dave Clark 5 Minus 1

  1. huckleberryfriend

    February 29, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    In 1964, I much preferred Dave Clark 5 to the Beatles. I couldn’t understand all the fuss over the Beatles, as the songs they sang were for little girls. DC5 had a much more mature sound. In 65, the Beatles started progressing into the real Beatles music.

    From wikipedia (

    In the voting leading up to the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, the band, which according to sources received the fifth most votes and thus was eligible for induction, were allegedly denied election by Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner in order to allow the induction of Grandmaster Flash because no rap group was inducted into the hall.

  2. morewines

    February 29, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Well I was really little. But later on I remember
    hearing their music on the radio. Funny back
    then most if not all bands wore suits.

  3. Colette

    February 29, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Ah, those suits — and the boots with “spanish heels” and mop-top hair. Looked pretty sharp, actually.


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