Friday, February 29, 2008

RIP - Mike Smith of Dave Clark Five

Mike Smith, the lead singer of British band the Dave Clark Five, died on Thursday, February 28 of pneumonia resulting from complications of a 2003 spinal cord injury that had left him paralyzed from the waist down

His death came just two weeks before the Dave Clark Five -- one of the leading bands of the 1960s British invasion -- was due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Dave Clark Five, whose hits included "Glad All Over" and "Bits and Pieces," were one of the first British bands to find major success in the United States after the Beatles.

Smith was 64.

Read the Los Angeles Times story.

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