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Died On This Date (February 11, 2013) Rick Huxley / The Dave Clark Five

Posted by themusicsover on February 11, 2013

Rick Huxley
August 5, 1942 – February 11, 2013

rick-huxleyThere was a moment during the ’60s when Rick Huxley was arguably the biggest bass player in popular music.  It was the British Invasion and the band in which he played, the Dave Clark Five, was comfortably seated right behind fellow invaders, the Beatles.  Formed in 1958, the band was the Fab Four’s biggest challengers during the early ’60s until the Rolling Stones roared in.  With the Dave Clark Five, Huxley played on such pop music staples as “Glad All Over,” “Bits and Pieces,” and “Catch Us If You Can.”  In March of 1964, the band became the second British Invasion band to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show.  Their two-week run immediately followed the Beatles’ original three-week stint.  The group broke up in 1970 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Tom Hanks in 2008, with Huxley on hand to accept the honor.  Other groups he played with include the Riverside Blues Boys and the Spon Valley Stompers.  Rick Huxley was 72 when he passed away on February 11, 2013.   Cause of death was not immediately released, though he had been battling emphysema.



3 Responses to “Died On This Date (February 11, 2013) Rick Huxley / The Dave Clark Five”

  1. englishsunset said

    SUPERSTAR.

  2. Nick Cann said

    That hurts. Rick played Bass with my Band in the Seventies and Eighties. We never even KNEW who he was…he never boasted about it…until my drummer Paul rang me one sunday afternoon babbling about -do you know who Rick IS…he was on Channel four in the DC5 film -catch us if you can/
    He was a great and dear friend…we chatted recently on Skype ….he said he had been in hospital over Christmas with pneumonia, but was feeling better….hope to come out here to Spain for a rest this summer…
    Gonna miss you, dear friend….
    Nick

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