Dave Clark Bassist Rick Huxley Passes


Dave Clark Five bassist Rick Huxley passes.Rick Huxley, bassist for ’60s pop group The Dave Clark Five, died February 11. He was 72 and had been battling emphysema. Born in Dartford, Kent, Huxley joined the group in 1958 and was there as it rode the crest that was the British invasion of the U.S. charts in the early ’60s. The group scored a number one hit with “Glad All Over” in January of ’64, and two number twos (“Bits And Pieces” and “Everybody Knows”). After the group disbanded in 1970, Huxley continued to be involved in the music business as he made a living in real estate and from royalties derived from the band’s music. In 2008, he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside bandmates Lenny Davidson and Dave Clark.

This entry was posted in Newswire. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Comment

  1. rcrabtre
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    the beatles were the kings, but the dc5 gave ’em a serious run for the crown in ’64-’65. they sold a crazy amount of records that not many contemporary recording artists can even dream about today. sure, things were different then in the music industry, but come on- they were up against some of the stiffest competition imaginable. i actually bought their greatest hits double cd many years ago and i’ve got to tell you, the first disc is unbelievable! you could almost just throw the other one away. but even bruce springsteen asked dave clark how he got the echo on “anyway you want it” so i’d have to assume that he was a fan. to you younger musicians, the dave clark 5 is worth a listen. i’m saddened by another member’s demise . rick huxley R.I.P.

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.