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The Dave Clark Five

1942

Rick Huxley, bassist for the Dave Clark Five, is born in Dartford, Kent, England.

1942

Dave Clark, drummer, founder and leader of the Dave Clark Five, is born in London, England.

1943

Denis “Denny” Payton, saxophone player for the Dave Clark Five, is born in London, England.

1943

Mike Smith, keyboardist and vocalist for the Dave Clark Five, is born in London, England.

1944

Lenny Davidson, guitarist for the Dave Clark Five, is born in Enfield, Middlesex, England.

1958

The Dave Clark Five Featuring Stan Saxon debuts at a youth club in their hometown of Tottenham. Only Clark and bassist Rick Huxley will remain in the better-known hitmaking lineup.

1962

The realigned Dave Clark Five make their live debut in a new (and permanent) configuration of Dave Clark, Rick Huxley, Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson and Denis Payton.

1963

The Dave Clark Five debut on the British charts with “Do You Love Me,” which reaches #30.

1964

“Glad All Over,” by the Dave Clark Five, tops the U.K. charts. It will be their only #1 British hit.

1964

The Dave Clark Five debut on the U.S. Top Forty with “Glad All Over,” which reaches #6.

1964

Glad All Over, the Dave Clark Five’s debut album, enters the U.S. charts, where it will peak at #3. It will later receive gold certification (500,000 copies sold) a year later.

1964

“Bits and Pieces,” by the Dave Clark Five, peaks at #4.

1964

The Dave Clark Five make the first of 18 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing “Do You Love Me” and “Can’t You See That She’s Mine.”

1964

The Dave Clark Five Return!, the British hitmakers’ second album, enters the charts, where it will reach #6.

1965

“Catch Us If You Can,” by the Dave Clark Five – a song from their film Havin’ a Wild Weekend – peaks at #4.

1965

“Over and Over,” by the Dave Clark Five, tops the Billboard singles chart. It will be their only #1 American hit.

1966

The Dave Clark Five’s Greatest Hits is released. It will reach #9 and spend more than a year on the charts.

1966

The Dave Clark Five’s “Please Tell Me Why” peaks at #28, becoming the group’s 15th consecutive Top Thirty single.

1966

The Dave Clark Five’s Greatest Hits receives gold certification (500,000 copies sold) from the RIAA.

1967

“You Got What It Takes,” the Dave Clark Five’s eighth and final Top Ten hit, enters the Billboard chart. It is the title track from their 13th album.

1968

“Everybody Knows,” by the Dave Clark Five, falls off the Billboard Hot 100. It is their 24th (and final) single to chart in the U.S.

1970

Three years after their last American hit, the Dave Clark Five make the British Top Ten with “Everybody Get Together” (a remake of Dino Valente’s “Get Together,” whose best-known version was by the Youngbloods).

1970

The Dave Clark Five announce their breakup. Dave Clark and Mike Smith will record through 1993 as Dave Clark and Friends in order to honor contractual commitments to EMI Records.

1978

25 Thumping Great Hits, by the Dave Clark Five, reaches #7 on the British charts as the punk and New Wave movements revive interest in the sounds of the Sixties.

1986

The hit musical Time, produced and cowritten by Dave Clark – former drummer of the Dave Clark Five – debuts at London’s Dominion Theatre.

1993

Glad All Over Again, a greatest-hits compilation by the Dave Clark Five, makes its debut on the U.K. charts, where it will reach #28.

1993

A reissued “Glad All Over” returns the Dave Clark Five to the British singles charts for the first time since 1970.

1993

The History of the Dave Clark Five - a double disc marking the U.S. debut of these British Invasion hitmakers on CD - enters the album chart, where it will spend one week at #127.

2006

Denis Payton, sax player for the Dave Clark Five, dies of cancer.

2008

Mike Smith, lead singer for the Dave Clark Five, dies of pneumonia.

2008

The Dave Clark Five are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 23rd annual induction dinner. Tom Hanks is their presenter.

2013

Rick Huxley, bassist and founding member, dies at age 72.