We’ve talked a lot today about the Dave Clark 5, who were very popular in the ’60’s, then seemed to fall off the radar. Songbird left a comment that the reason you couldn’t buy their music during the ’70’s and ’80’s was because Dave Clark wouldn’t license it. She also mentioned that their music isn’t available on Spotify (some of it is now) but that a lot of it is available on iTunes.
In a rare moment of synchronicity, I was just watching this video on YouTube. Fil, who runs the Wings of Pegasus channel (which is excellent, by the way, and which you can spend many hours on before you know it), did a video about the band and gives a little more insight on what happened. Here it is, if you’re interested.
Time once again for Laura Venturini’s Weekly Song Challenge! If you’re not familiar with this particular blog hop, or think you might like to participate, here are
- Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
- Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
- Tag two people to participate!
All the songs have a numerical theme this week!
Post a video of a song by a band with a number in their name. The Dave Clark 5, “Bits And Pieces”
Post a song by a one-hit wonder. Ace, “How Long”
Post a video of a song that has a number in lyrics and/or title. The Presidents, “5-10-15-20-25-30 Years Of Love”
If you’re reading this, you’re tagged (if you want to be). Let’s see what you come up with!
The Dave Clark 5 (DC5) were the second British Invasion band to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, making their appearances in March 1964. At the peak of their success, The DC5 were Dave Clark (drums), Mike Smith (keyboards, lead vocals), Lenny Davidson (guitar), Rick Huxley (bass), and Denis Payton (tenor and baritone saxophone). They were held up as competition for The Beatles, and while they were in a way (their record “Glad All Over” knocked The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” from the top of the British charts), their sound was different, however slightly: the instrumentation was different, and differences in geography (The Beatles from Liverpool in the north, the DC5 from London in the south) accounted for a slightly different sound. They were popular in the 1960’s, split in 1970, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
Our songs today are from mid-1964. “Can’t You See That She’s Mine?” was their third hit in the US, rising to #4 on the Hot 100 in July.
They followed with “Because,” which rose to #3 in August and September, 1964.
The Dave Clark 5, another of the great bands from the British Invasion, your Two for Tuesday, February 17, 2015.