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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:18 PM

Dave Clark Five co-founder dies at 72

Source: Rolling Stone

Rick Huxley, the bass player and co-founding member of the Sixties pop group the Dave Clark Five, has died, the BBC reports. He was 72.

Huxley, a heavy smoker, had battled emphysema for years, though bandleader Dave Clark said the bassist had recently been given a clean bill of health. Clark called Huxley's death "devastating." "We'd talk once a week," Clark said. "I spoke to Rick on Friday, he was in great spirits."

Founded in 1958 after a previous incarnation, the Dave Clark Five were part of the British Invasion movement that brought the Beatles to America in the Sixties in fact, the group appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" just two weeks after the Beatles in February 1964, and the Dave Clark Five's song "Glad All Over" knocked "I Want to Hold Your Hand" out of the top spot on the U.K. singles chart a month earlier. The song was one of several hit singles by the Dave Clark Five, along with "Bits and Pieces" and "Everybody Knows." The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. . .

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I remember how the Dave Clark Five was hyped as a competitor to The Beatles. It never worked out that way, but they were special in their own right.

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Reply Dave Clark Five co-founder dies at 72 (Original post)
Faygo Kid Feb 2013 OP
Mr.Bill Feb 2013 #1
Siwsan Feb 2013 #4
ReRe Feb 2013 #15
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #17
pacalo Feb 2013 #21
NBachers Feb 2013 #24
Siwsan Feb 2013 #2
avaistheone1 Feb 2013 #13
ReRe Feb 2013 #16
avaistheone1 Feb 2013 #19
ReRe Feb 2013 #23
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #3
Skittles Feb 2013 #11
avaistheone1 Feb 2013 #12
Skittles Feb 2013 #14
avaistheone1 Feb 2013 #18
pacalo Feb 2013 #20
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2013 #5
graywarrior Feb 2013 #7
forestpath Feb 2013 #6
dembotoz Feb 2013 #8
Smarmie Doofus Feb 2013 #9
underpants Feb 2013 #10
Flaxbee Feb 2013 #22
lexw Feb 2013 #25
WCGreen Feb 2013 #26
Burma Jones Feb 2013 #27
LaPera Feb 2013 #28
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2013 #29

Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:24 PM

1. One of the greatest love songs ever:

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:30 PM

4. Funny how lyrics I haven't thought of in years come flooding back

and I can sing along without missing a beat.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:17 PM

15. Same thing here...

...you took the words right out of my mind... I have these Senior moments when I can't remember a name (always a name it seems like), but Dave Clark Five? Every word is there.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:21 PM

17. Ah, . . .

I forgot all about that song! Like the poster above, haven't heard it for probably 40 years and sat here and sang every word. Thanks for posting.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:49 PM

21. That was one of my favorites, along with this one...




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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:55 PM

24. How many times did I play that over & over on my maniac bedroom sound system in '65 thru '67?

And here I am, wires and speakers strung all over my San Francisco studio apartment, and it still brings up the same feelings.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:24 PM

2. Sad to see so many of my childhood memory makers leaving us

It seems that hardly a week passes without another report of a musician dying. Wasn't it just last week that Reg Presley of the Troggs died?

I was, and still am, a big Beatles fan, but I always loved the Dave Clark Five's music.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:48 PM

13. I feel the same way...

Such sadness.

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Response to avaistheone1 (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:21 PM

16. We're next.

So, we must keep on singing and dancing until it's our turn.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:26 PM

19. I sure hope it's a long time

before our number is up. Got a lot more living, dancing and cooking to do.

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Response to avaistheone1 (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:45 PM

23. Five years ago...

...when my Mother passed away, and my four siblings & I stood together in a circle looking at each other after the funeral services, and no one knew what to say, I spoke first and said: "We're next." And everyone agreed, smiling, as they could not believe that I said exactly what they were thinking. Yes, we must keep loving and dancing and cooking and hugging and fishing and playing golf, and celebrating and making beautiful music.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:26 PM

3. I remember seeing them live local to me

here in the UK. Mike Smith the key board player / vocalist died 5 years ago. Last I heard the drummer was that he was a butcher in north London.

I also saw the Amimals before they recorded House of the Rising Sun and was there the first time Rod Stewart was "allowed" to sing when he was with Baldrie's band.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:34 PM

11. I had the biggest crush on Mike Smith as a youngster in England

it is so sad what happened to him - his only child died in a diving accident, and Mike was paralyzed in a fall which contributed to the pneumonia that killed him

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Response to Skittles (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:45 PM

12. He was a cutie and a talent.

Mike sure had more than his share of heartbreaks. RIP

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Response to avaistheone1 (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:10 PM

14. when I first saw Hugh Grant he reminded me of someone

took me a while to realize it was Mike

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Response to Skittles (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:22 PM

18. There is a resemblance!

And a handsome one at that!!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:48 PM

20. That's the one I liked, too, Skittles.

I didn't know about all that happened to him later in life. That's really sad.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:31 PM

5. I used to have debates with my friend in Junior High whether the DC5 or Beatles were better

That was early on, before the Beatles clearly distinguished themselves from everyone else. I didn't like the sound of the saxophone in the Dave Clark 5 as I thought it was out of place in that type of sound. Unfortunately, that sax/guitar player died just a few years ago. Sad that we're at a time when these music icons are dying off more rapidly. Just last week it was singer/songwriter Reg Presley of the Troggs.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:04 PM

7. I remember having those debates.

I didn't like them back in the 60s but hearing that song makes me all weepy.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:45 PM

6. RIP. Think I'll watch "Having A Wild Weekend" tonight....

 

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:04 PM

8. i really liked them

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:20 PM

9. They stopped in my suburban town outside NYC. I'd say, 1966.

To get gas. My brother and a few kids just happened to be there and got Mike Smith's autograph.

I took the mechanical pencil he used to school the next day to show it off. ( It was a relic more priceless than a splinter from the "true cross.")

A classmate asked to borrow "a pencil" as we were about to have a test.

After the test, classmate "lost" the pencil.

I contemplated death at the hands of aforementioned ( big) brother.

Classmate "found" pencil. ( Probably noticed the look of abject panic on my face.)

Whew.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:30 PM

10. The inspiration for Tom Hank's "That thing you do"

he apparently was a huge Dave Clark Five fan - a gentleman at work who also is a huge fan of the Dave Clark Five told me that

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:18 PM

22. My mom was on vacation in Hawaii in the 60s and came across the DC5 on the beach..

there's a fantastic photo of her in a beautiful yellow dress, with Dave Clark's arm around her.

She loved the group. Sad that Huxley is gone.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:47 AM

25. Great band.

Sad. Emphysema is supposedly a horrid way to go. RIP.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:50 AM

26. I think punk rock owes a shout out to DCF...

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:58 AM

27. This was a good band....I have a recording of them covering Chuck Berry's "Memphis"

That cover was my favorite non-Berry version of "Memphis"

And yeah, they were among the progenitors of Punk.....

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:09 PM

28. DC5 had an organ player which was cool, to go along with the guitar which few if

any "British Invasion' bands had an organ player....this was pre Stevie Winwood.....also refreshing to hear a organ solo play off a guitar solo instead of just the usual guitar solo....

In fact, Hendrix was dying to have Steve Winwood in his band...but as told by many, Jimi was too shy to simply call Winwood and ask, saying. ah, he doesn't want to play with me ' Whoa Jimi get real I sure everyone wanted to play with Jimi - I'm sure Winwood too would of jumped at it - Winwood did play with Eric Clapton in their short lived band, Blind Faith.

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Response to LaPera (Reply #28)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:40 AM

29. Stevie Winwood did finally play with Jimi on the Electric Ladyland album

on the slow version of Voodoo Chile, which was an homage to Muddy Waters. Mike Finnegan, another organist, played with Jimi on the same album on the tune Still Rainin', Still Dreamin'. Here's the tune with Winwood on organ and Hendrix on guitar and the wikipedia entry describing the interesting collaboration between Hendrix and Winwood where they just started playing in the studio with no sheet music.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voodoo_Chile


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