The Dave Clark Five is going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and I’m “Glad All Over.” The DC5, who followed the Beatles to America during the 1964-66 British Invasion, deserve the honor. The group had superb talent (Dave Clark was the drummer, Mike Smith the strong lead singer), an exceptional sound with the use of a saxaphone, and great taste in music. If you believe the rumors, they would have been inducted last year but were denied by Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner to allow for the inclusion of Grandmaster Flash.
The DC 5 will join Madonna, John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen and the Ventures — all good choices — for the March 10 induction in New York. The Beastie Boys (a surprise to many), Chic, Donna Summer and Afrika Bambaata did not make the cut.