The Dave Clark Five, who amassed 17 Top 40 hits, were touted in the teenzines of 1964 as the premiere rival to the Fab Four. Life in those days required you to make important decisions–no sitting on the fence. In those perilous times, at a moment’s notice, you were required to choose your allegiances: Jets or Sharks, Yankees or Mets, Oldsmobile or Buick, and Beatles or Dave Clark Five.
How could I choose otherwise, given the tenor and baritone sax of Denny Payton?
The Dave Clark Five kick you out of your stupor this Monday morning. Click on the video to listen.