Friday, August 27, 2010

The Dave Clark Five - The Complete History ...



For a very brief time in 1964, it seemed that the biggest challenger to the Beatles' phenomenon was the Dave Clark Five. From the Tottenham area of London, the quintet had the fortune to knock "I Want to Hold Your Hand" off the top of the British charts with "Glad All Over," and were championed (for about 15 minutes) by the British press as the Beatles' most serious threat.

They were the first British Invasion band to break in a big way in the States after the Beatles, though the Rolling Stones and others quickly supplanted the DC5 as the Fab Four's most serious rivals. The Dave Clark Five reached the Top 40 17 times between 1964 and 1967 with memorable hits like "Glad All Over," "Bits and Pieces," "Because," and a remake of ... Read More...


L-R: Rick Huxley, Lenny Davidson,
Denis Payton, Mike Smith and Dave Clark

 
"...An awesome CD collection of great music from this group.
Listening to it is a blast to the past..."

The Dave Clark Five - The Complete History (7 CD)

The Dave Clark Five Complete History Volume 1:
Glad All Over/Return!/American Tour



The Dave Clark Five Complete History Volume 2:
 Coast To Coast/Weekend In London/ Having A Wild Weekend



The Dave Clark Five Complete History Vol.3:
I Like It Like That/Try Too Hard/Satisfied With You



The Dave Clark Five Complete History Vol.4:
5 By 5 /You Got What It Takes/Everybody Knows




The Dave Clark Five Complete History Vol.5:

Five By Five 1964-69  /If Somebody Loves You



The Dave Clark Five Complete History Vol.6:

Play Good Old Rock 'n' Roll /Dave Clark & Friends



 
The Dave Clark Five Complete History Volume 7:
Rarities - Hits - Single Tracks




Influenced by everyone from Elvis Presley to Little Richard to Ray Charles, the DC5 became rock royalty, part of “The British Invasion” that included the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Unlike the latter two bands, however, the Dave Clark Five were endlessly passed over for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an oversight protested by music professionals and fans, particularly after they stalled in the 2006 and 2007 semifinals. Eligible since 1989 (25 years after their first US recording), the DC5 were finally inducted in a moving ceremony on March 10, 2008 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
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