Rick Huxley and Dave Clark founded the Dave Clark Five in 1958 to make money for their soccer team. Six years later they hit tie American charts with Glad All Over, the first of 27 American chart hits. They made a record breaking 18 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, which helped keep them on the charts through the time of their breakup in August 1970. After that, Rick kept a foot in the music industry and launched a successful career in real estate. In 2008 just months after the death of lead singer Mike Smith, the Dave Clark Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Rick died Monday, but it wasn’t announced until yesterday when Dave Clark broke the news, saying he had just spoken to Rick this past Friday and was in great spirits. He had suffered from emphysema but had been doing well lately and doctors had given Rick a clean bill of health. Cause of death has still not been announced. Rick Huxley was 72.
Here are The Dave Clark Five’s 5 biggest American hits.
5 – CAN’T YOU SEE THAT SHE’S MINE – #4 – 1964
4 – BITS AND PIECES – #4 – 1964
3 – CATCH US IF YOU CAN – #4 – 1965
2 – BECAUSE – #3 – 1964
1 – OVER AND OVER – #1 – 1965