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The Dave Clark Five

Induction category: Performer

Biography

Dave Clark (drums, vocals; born December 15, 1942), Lenny Davidson (guitar; born May 30, 1944), Rick Huxley (bass; born August 5, 1942; died February 11, 2013), Denis Payton (saxes, harmonica, vocals; born August 11, 1943, died December 17, 2006), Mike Smith (keyboards, vocals; born December 6, 1943, died February 28, 2008) In the early years of the British Invasion, two bands vied for supremacy: the Beatles and the Dave Clark Five. Granted, the Fab Four from Liverpool out-charted the five lads from London, but almost no other band – not the Rolling Stones, Kinks or Animals – came close to ...

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“It is an honor to witness and announce the following: the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hereby inducts as members the Dave Clark Five.”

- Tom Hanks inducting The Dave Clark Five

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