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2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Dave Clark Five

The Dave Clark Five

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  • Year:
    2008
  • Inducted by:
    Tom Hanks
  • Category:
    Performers

Hall of Fame Essay

2008

Rob Bowman

Although it might be difficult to grasp if you weren’t a popular-music fan at the time, in 1964, at the height of the British Invasion, it was not at all clear which, the Dave Clark Five or the Beatles, would become the most popular and influential rock band of the era.

The DC5 represented the second volley of rock & roll mania to emerge from the British Isles with the group’s inaugural performance on The Ed Sullivan Show on March 8 ,1964 - generating the same riotous, screaming orgasmic frenzy that had greeted the Beatles’ debut performance on the same program a mere four weeks earlier.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2008
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