Dave Clark is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer with a net worth of thirty million. He was the leader as well as drummer of the 1960's musical team, The Dave Clark 5, which is thought to be the first British Invasion band making it huge in America after Beatles. In 2008, The Dave Clark 5 had been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Today, and Fame, the last surviving members of the band are remained by Dave Clark as well as Lenny Davidson. Dave Clark came into this world in Tottenham, North London and in the age of fifteen, left college with no qualifications to become a movie stuntman. He carried out in more than forty films prior to teaching himself how to play drums and forming a skiffle band to raise money thus the football team of his could travel on the Neatherlands. This skiffle band grew into The Dave Clark 5, and grew in popularity throughout the United Kingdom. The band made headlines when they unseated The Beatles hit, "I Want To Hold Your Hand," from the number of its one spot on the British charts with The Dave Clark Band hit, "Glad All Over." In 1964, they achieved fifteen consecutive Top twenty hits in the United States, and also came out on The Ed Sullivan Show more times compared to every other English group. The band broke up in the 1970s, but by 1986 Clark became a household name again for writing a science fiction stage musical called "Time", which had in London's West End for 2 seasons. Clark proceeded to become a profitable entrepreneur and a multi millionaire and also made huge numbers from having all of the rights to the Dave Clark 5 music; he also has the rights to all the attacks of the 1960s musical show, Ready Steady Go! Clark has never ever married but was romantically involved with television viewing presenter, Cathy McGowan, at one time. He was a close friend of Freddie Mercury, who he became friend with in 1975, and gathered over the bedside proper care of Mercury as he died in November of 1991.
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