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Dave Clark relives his past

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - 02:01

Apr 08 - The founder of the Dave Clark Five takes fans back in time for a behind-the-scene look at the group's success. Alicia Powell reports.

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The Dave Clark Five topped the British charts in 1965 and were described by critics as an enormous pop phenomenon. The group has sold more than 50 million albums to date and some critics rank them in the same class as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Group founder Dave Clark had said he would never do a documentary on the heyday of his group because he never wanted to live in the past -- but time and circumstances changed. SOUNDBITE: Dave Clark, The Dave Clark Five, saying (English): "After we did the Hall of Fame, Tom Hanks said to me, as well as Steve Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen, you know you've got to do it. You owe it to yourself, you owe it to history, and more than anything you owe it to the boys. Well, I just lost my best mate, so I thought, 'okay I'll do it.' And that's how it happened." At the time they were inducted, the band had already been broken up for 38 years. SOUNDBITE: Dave Clark, The Dave Clark Five, saying (English): "What people have to realize, we stopped in 1970 while we were still enjoying it. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame didn't start until '85. Once I stopped, I wouldn't and didn't do interviews or anything. I wasn't ashamed of the past, I look back with great relish but I didn't want to live in the past." The group's hit "Glad All Over" holds the honor of knocking The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" out of the top spot on the UK chart in 1964, while "Over and Over" topped the U.S. charts in 1965. SOUNDBITE: Dave Clark, The Dave Clark Five, saying (English): "It was a great team and we were mates. Looking back over the years with all the other groups and our contemporaries who I really did admire and respect, I think we're the only group of guys that never had one legal letter between us, it was the fun, we enjoyed every moment, and we wouldn't have missed it for the world." The untold story of The Dave Clark Five will premiere on U.S. television network PBS on April 8 and 11 and highlight the DC5's historic place in the 50th anniversary of the British invasion.

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Dave Clark relives his past

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - 02:01