British Leader and drummer of The Dave Clark 5, The Dave Clark Five (abbreviated as DC5) were an English Beat group in the 1960s
Born- 1942- London, England
1961 - Dave forms The Dave Clark Five
1964 - 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 January 1964).
1964-67 - The Dave Clark Five had several more hit songs in the United States, including "Bits and Pieces" (#4 February 1964), "Can't You See That She's Mine" (#4), "Because" (#3), "Catch Us If You Can" (#4 July 1965), "Over And Over" (#1 October 1965), and "You Got What It Takes" (#7 March 1967).
1965 - Writer Bob Rafelson pitched the idea of a weekly sitcom to him; when Clark rejected the idea, Rafelson refined it to become The Monkees.
1970 - The group disbanded.
The Dave Clark Five - Clark, Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson, Rick Huxley, and Denis Payton - made some eighteen appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.
2007 - The Dave Clark Five are picked to be entered into the 2008, Rock N' Roll Hall Fame.
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