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The Dave Clark Five (abbreviated as DC5) were an English Beat group in the 1960s, and one of the few that were able to present something of a commercial threat to The Beatles, the dominant group of the period. They were, in fact, the second group of the "British Invasion" after The Beatles to have a chart hit in America ("Glad All Over" #6 April 1964). Image File history File links This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music in question. ... Image File history File links This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music in question. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2007 estimate... Beat Music, also known as Merseybeat (for bands from Liverpool), Brumbeat (for bands from Birmingham) etc. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. ... The appearance of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964, was the breakthrough moment of the burgeoning British Invasion. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


The Dave Clark Five had several more hit songs (see Discography below) in the United States during 1964-67, including "Bits and Pieces" (#4 May 1964), "Can’t You See That She’s Mine" (#4 July 1964), "Because" (#3 September 1964), "Catch Us If You Can" (#4 September 1965), "Over And Over" (#1 December 1965), and "You Got What It Takes" (#7 May 1967). The group disbanded in late 1970 (see details below). 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Over and Over, written by Robert Byrd and sung by lead singer and keyboardist Mike Smith, was the only #1 hit for the Dave Clark Five, one of the early British Invasion Bands of the mid-1960s whose other hits included Glad All Over, Catch Me If You Can... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

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Career

Although the group was named after him, Dave Clark was the drummer; lead vocals were provided by Mike Smith who also played the keyboards. The rest of the band was Lenny Davidson on lead guitar, Rick Huxley on bass guitar, and Denny Payton on saxophone, harmonica and guitar. Songwriting credits went to Clark, Clark and Smith, Clark and Davidson, and Clark and Payton. Some early songs were also credited to Clark and Ron Ryan, who was the brother of early group member Mick Ryan. Dave Clark (born 15 December 1942) is a British musician, only known as the drummer and leader of the 1960s group, The Dave Clark Five. ... Cover for 1964 album Glad All Over of the Dave Clark Five, where Mike Smith (center) played the keyboard Mike Smith (born Michael George Smith, December 6, 1943, in Edmonton, North London) [1] has been a singer, songwriter, and music producer from 1960-present. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ...


Originating in North London, the band promoted themselves as the vanguard of the 'Tottenham Sound', a response to the Mersey Beat stable managed by Brian Epstein. They had a series of memorable hits, including "Glad All Over" that in January 1964 knocked the Beatles out of the number one position on the UK Singles Chart. North London is that part of London which is north of the River Thames. ... Mersey Beat was a music publication in Liverpool, England in the early 1960s. ... Brian Samuel Epstein, born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England (19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967), was an English businessman best known as the manager of The Beatles. ... This is a list of the number one singles on the UK Singles Chart, during the 1960s. ...


The Dave Clark Five placed 17 records in Billboard's Top 40 to go with 12 Top 40 United Kingdom hits between 1964 and 1967. Their song "Over and Over" went to number one in the U.S. on the Billboard Charts Hot 100 at the end of December 1965, and they played to sell-out crowds on their tours of the U.S. Heavily promoted as having a "cleaner" image than the Beatles, the Dave Clark Five holds the distinction of having made 18 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, more than any other UK group. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... These are the #1 Hits of 1965: Category: ... Ed Sullivan The Ed Sullivan Show is an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by former entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. ...


Unusual for a group of that (or any) era, the leader was the drummer Dave Clark who would play and sing with his drums positioned at the front of the stage, relegating the guitarists and keyboard to his rear and sides. The group was unique in the British Invasion because it was not an exclusively guitar-based sound. The beat was prominent and the DC5 was one of the few groups of the era to feature a saxophone. Smith's growling, blues-tinged vocals were in the lead on almost all of the hit singles.


After the success of the Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night in 1964, the DC5 released their own film Catch Us If You Can (directed by John Boorman) in 1965; the film, which also starred Barbara Ferris, was released in the United States as Having a Wild Weekend. The film's title song "Catch Us If You Can" was co-written by Dave Clark and the lead guitar player, Lenny Davidson, [1] reaching #4 in the U.S. in July 1965. The film A Hard Days Night (1964) is a mockumentary written by Alun Owen and starring The Beatles during the height of Beatlemania. ... Catch Us If You Can (1965) was the feature-film debut of director John Boorman. ... John Boorman (born January 18, 1933 in Shepperton, Surrey, United Kingdom), is a British filmmaker, currently based in Ireland, best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, and The General. ... Barbara Ferris in Interlude (1968) Barbara Ferris (born in London on 27 July 1942) was an English actress and a blonde fashion model. ...


The song "Bits and Pieces" was sometimes banned from being played at their live concerts, as fans would jump up and down in time to the song's stomping beat, and promoters feared this would damage the dance hall floors. Dance hall in its general meaning is a hall for dancing. ...


In spite of their huge success for a period, bolstered by the movie and a television special, the major hits dried up after 1967's "You Got What It Takes". The DC5's efforts to embrace the prevailing trend of psychedelia were not successful. They disbanded in 1970, having placed a further three singles on the UK chart that year. Psychedelia is a term describing a category of music, visual art, fashion, and culture that is associated originally with the high 1960s, hippies, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, California. ...


Post break-up

Dave Clark was also the manager of the band.


Bobby Graham, a well-known British session drummer in the 1960s, claimed in 2004 that he, rather than Clark, played on all of the group's hit records [2]. However, Ron Ryan, in a 2006 interview, insisted that Clark definitely played drums on all the recordings, except on the rare occasion when he could not produce and play at the same time. However, Ryan was not associated with the group when it was recording its biggest hits from 1964-67 and has no firsthand knowledge of the recording process on those tracks. Bobby Graham (born Robert Graham Neate on March 11, 1940 in Edmonton, London) is a session musician and has been described as the most incredible drummer in the United Kingdom, or alternatively, Europe. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... A sound recording, usually in the form of a single or album, that sells a large number of copies or otherwise becomes broadly popular or well-known, through airplay, club play, or inclusion in a soundtrack. ...


Clark was notorious for having a closed studio, primarily to protect the secret that accomplished session players were used on the records. Ironically, most session drummers would not want to be known as "the real Dave Clark", as Clark was not a skillful drummer. He was however, a successful businessman, entrepreneur, producer and promoter - and in those capacities, he was indispensable to the success of the group. A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A promoter is a DNA sequence that contains the information, in the form of DNA sequences, that permits the proper activation or repression of the gene which it controls, i. ...


Following the break-up of the band, Clark set up a media company. In the process, he acquired the rights to the iconic '60s pop series Ready, Steady, Go!. RSG! studio floor with Manfred Mann performing. ...


Smith returned to performing in 2003 after a layoff of 25 years. He formed Mike Smith's Rock Engine and did two mini-tours of the U.S., although he was legally forbidden from using any mention of the DC5 in his advertising. Just a few months after his only son died in a diving accident, Smith suffered a spinal cord injury in a fall at his home in Spain on September 12, 2003.He is currently a patient at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury ,a fact which has been reported in many Sixties magazines in the United Kingdom and is common knowledge in that country. It has falsely been claimed by some sources that he is and has always been in London in a hospital. Spinal cord injury, or myelopathy, is a disturbance of the spinal cord that results in loss of sensation and/or mobility. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Denis Payton died on December 17, 2006 after a long battle with cancer. He was 63. December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Controversy

The band, which according to sources received the fifth most votes and thus was eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 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. [3] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Jann S. Wenner (born 7 January 1946 in New York City) is the owner of Wenner Media and the publisher of several magazines, most prominently the pop music biweekly Rolling Stone. ... Joseph Saddler (born January 1, 1958 in Bridgetown, Barbados), better known as Grandmaster Flash, is a hip hop musician and DJ; one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing. ...


Trivia

  • The English football club Crystal Palace adopted the song "Glad All Over" as their anthem back in the 1960's, when fans started to bang their hands and feet on advertising hoardings in time with the drum beat, and the trend caught on. It is played at the start of all home games, when Palace score, and at the end of the home games, providing Palace win. A cover version, sung by the squad at the time, was released as part of their FA Cup run (where they reached the final of the competition) in 1990. It is also played at football clubs Port Vale and Blackpool whenever they score a goal, however, it will always be linked with Palace in much the same way as "You'll Never Walk Alone" is with Liverpool. The song "Catch Us If You Can" is also played before Shrewsbury Town matches.
  • The group oddly released two different songs with the same title "Everybody Knows", the first in 1964, the second in 1967. The former was a bigger hit in the U.S., reaching no. 15 in the charts there to the latter's no. 43. In the UK, the latter was a bigger hit, reaching no. 2 to the former's no. 37.

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Band personnel details

The final members of the Dave Clark Five, with birthdate and instruments, were the following: [4]

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Discography

U.S. Albums

Album Title Label & Catalog No. Date
Glad All Over Epic LN-24093/BN-26093 1964
The Dave Clark Five Return Epic LN-24104/BN-26104 1964
American Tour Epic LN-24117/BN-26117 1965
Coast To Coast Epic LN-24128/BN-26128 1965
Weekend In London Epic LN-24139/BN-26139 1965
Having A Wild Weekend Epic LN-24162/BN-26162 1965
I Like It Like That Epic LN-24178/BN-26178 1965
The Dave Clark Five's Greatest Hits Epic LN-24185/BN-26185 1966
Try Too Hard Epic LN-24198/BN-26198 1966
Satisfied With You Epic LN-24212/BN-26212 1966
More Greatest Hits Epic LN-24221/BN-26221 1966
5 By 5 Epic LN-24236/BN-26236 1967
You Got What It Takes Epic LN-24312/BN-26312 1967
Everybody Knows Epic LN-24354/BN-26354 1968
The Dave Clark Five (2LP) Epic EG-30434 1971
Glad All Over Again (2LP) Epic KEG-33459 1975

U.S. singles

Song Title Highest US
Chart Position
Peak Month Highest UK
Chart Position
"Glad All Over" #6 June 1964 #1
"Bits and Pieces" #4 May 1964 #2
"Do You Love Me" #11 May 1964 #30
"I Knew It All The Time" #53 April 1964 -
"Can’t You See That She’s Mine" #4 July 1964 #10
"Because" #3 September 1964 -
"Everybody Knows (I Still Love You)" #15 October 1964 #37
"Anyway You Want It" #14 December 1964 #25
"Come Home" #14 March 1965 #16
"Reelin’ And Rockin’" #23 May 1965 #24
"I'm Thinking" #128 April 1965 -
"I Like It Like That" #7 July 1965 -
"Catch Us If You Can" #4 September 1965 #5
"Over And Over" #1 December 1965 #45
"At The Scene" #18 March 1966 -
"Try Too Hard" #12 May 1966 -
"Please Tell Me Why" #28 July 1966 -
"Look Before You Leap" #101 June 1966 #50
"Satisfied With You" #50 August 1966 -
"Nineteen Days" #48 October 1966 -
"I've Got To Have A Reason" #44 January 1967 -
"You Got What It Takes" #7 May 1967 #28
"You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" #35 June 1967 -
"A Little Bit Now" #67 August 1967 -
"Red And Blue" #89 October 1967 -
"Everybody Knows" #43 December 1967 #2
"Please Stay" #115 May 1968 -

The Dave Clark 5 had additional hit singles in Britain that were not released or did not chart in the United States: The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...

  • "Thinking Of You Baby" (#26, 1964)
  • "No One Can Break A Heart Like You" (#28, 1968)
  • "Red Balloon" (#7, 1968)
  • "Live in the Sky" (#39, 1968)
  • "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" (#31, 1969)
  • "Good Old Rock 'n' Roll" (a medley of eight 1950s hits) (#7, 1969)
  • "Everybody Get Together" (#8, 1970)
  • "Here Comes Summer" (#44, 1970)
  • "More Good Old Rock 'n' Roll (another 8-song medley) (#34, 1970)
  • "Glad All Over" (reissue) (#37, 1993)

Notes

  1. ^ "The Lyrics Library - Dave Clark Five" (lyrics for "Catch Us If You Can"), Lyrics Library, webpage: Mathematik-DC5-Catch.
  2. ^ http://www.retrosellers.com/features138.htm
  3. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,258664,00.html
  4. ^ "1960s British Rock and Pop Chronology - Birth of a Nation" (birthdates), Gordon Thompson, 2006-09-17, webpage: Skidmore-BritRock.
  5. ^ The IMDb biography for Lenny Davidson had his birth year incorrectly stated as "1944" while other sources confirm "May 30, 1942" (noted 2006-10-01).
  6. ^ "Dave Clark Five star Payton dies", webpage: BBC News

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ...

References

  • Guinness Book of British Hit Singles - 16th Edition - ISBN 0-85112-190-X
  • The Book of Golden Discs - 2nd Edition - ISBN 0-214-20512-6
  • Goldmine Standard Catalog Of American Records 1950 to 1975 - 3rd Edition - ISBN 0-87349-471-7

The cover of the 1989 7th edition of the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles Guinness World Records - British Hit Singles & Albums is a music reference book, published in the United Kingdom, by Hit Entertainment, the company that owns such childrens entertainment brands as Bob the Builder and Thomas...

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The Dave Clark Five - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (667 words)
The Dave Clark Five (DC5) were a British rock and roll group in the 1960s, and one of the few that were able to present a commercial threat to the Beatles, the dominant group of the period.
Unusual for a group of that (or any) era, the leader was the drummer Dave Clark who would play and sing with his drums positioned at the front of the stage, relegating the guitarists and keyboard to his rear and sides.
Although he took a writing credit on each song, it was alleged that Clark didn't actually compose; rather, his name was on the songs as a contractural obligation with the members of the group.
NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: The Dave Clark Five (343 words)
The Dave Clark Five were a British rock and roll group in the 1960s, and one of the few that were able to present a commercial threat to the Beatles, the dominant group of the period.
Dave Clark was the manager and producer of the band, who also wrote most of their own songs; this made them unusual at the time.
Unusual for a group of that (or any) era, the leader was the drummer Dave Clark who would play and sing with his drums positioned at the front of the stage, relegating the guitarists and keyboard to his rear.
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