With 17 singles in the US top 40 charts and over two dozen appearances on the Ed Sullivan show during their heyday, The Dave Clark Five was one of the most commercially successful groups of the British Invasion. The Beatles and Rolling Stones may loom larger in rock history, but the Dave Clark Five topped both groups frequently when it came to giving the music-buying audience what they wanted in the mid-60s.
Formed in 1957 as a backing band for North London singer Stan Saxon, the group made their debut in 1958 at a youth club in the North London suburb of Tottenham, England. After a few years drummer Dave Clark and bassist Rick Huxley ditched their backing band status and reworked the band. With Clark as their leader front and center, the revamped group... Read More