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1 Dave Clark Five One of the first bands after the Beatles to come to America

2 The Dave Clark Five was one of the most successful 1960s British Invasion Bands. They ran neck-and-neck with the Beatles. In the three short years, they had eight top ten records between 1964 and 1967, 15 albums in the United States, and more appearances on the Ed Sullivan show than any other band.

3 A Short History Of The Dave Clark Five The Dave Clark Five started out life as a backing group for Stan Saxon, a North London Singer. The line up then included Chris Wells and Mick Ryan as well as Dave Clark. Chris and Mick left and Dave Clark along with Mike Smith, Dennis Payton, Rick Huxley and Lenny Davidson formed the DC5. The reason for the formation of the Band was to raise funds for the Tottenham Hotspurs (Spurs) Football Club in London. The date was January 1962, the place The South Grove Youth Club, the result one of the best known and loved British Bands of the Sixties. One of their first attempts at releasing a single did not meet with the success that they had hoped. Both the DC5 and Brian Poole and the Tremeloes released a remake of the Contours "Do You Love me" at the same time, with Brain Poole "beating" them out. This in turn was to make a major turn for the band as they then decided to record their own material.Brian Poole and the Tremeloes Here is where the genius that was Dave Clark started to flourish. Right from the beginning he held ownership of all the DC5 masters( finished recordings) and to this day is receiving royalties. Management was also an internal affair giving the band more control but also in some ways hurting them. Some people within the music business thought that this move may have shortened the life of the band but at the time it seemed to be the way to go for the DC5. The Clark/Smith composition "Glad All Over" was released in the late 1963 and by January 1964 was number 1 on the British Pop Charts, replacing the Beatles " I Want To Hold Your Hand" which had been number 1 for six weeks. This song has become one of the most recognizable "Beat Era" hits and still enjoys a major amount of air play today; again showing the genius of Dave Clark who still collects royalties on DC5 songs. Toppling the Beatles brought some major press for the group and they took advantage of this with the release of "Bits and Pieces" which reached number 2 on the British Charts. During the next few years the groups charting was very erratic in the UK with the exception of "Catch Us If You Can", which reached the Top Ten in 1965 but the US was another story!!! The Dave Clark Five took the US by storm, spearheading what was to become known as "The British Invasion". A record 18 appearances (for a British Beat Group) on the Ed Sullivan Show along with 6 Sold Out Tours and 15 Top 20 Hits in two years established the DC5 as one of the best known British Bands. One of their Sold Out Tours included an amazing 12 sold out shows at Carnegie Hall in 3 days. Major US hits were "Can't You See That She's Mine", "Because", "I Like It Like That" and their sole US #1 "Over and Over".

4 A Short History Of The Dave Clark Five The Dave Clark Five started out life as a backing group for Stan Saxon, a North London Singer. The line up then included Chris Wells and Mick Ryan as well as Dave Clark. Chris and Mick left and Dave Clark along with Mike Smith, Dennis Payton, Rick Huxley and Lenny Davidson formed the DC5. The reason for the formation of the Band was to raise funds for the Tottenham Hotspurs (Spurs) Football Club in London. The date was January 1962, the place The South Grove Youth Club, the result one of the best known and loved British Bands of the Sixties. One of their first attempts at releasing a single did not meet with the success that they had hoped. Both the DC5 and Brian Poole and the Tremeloes released a remake of the Contours "Do You Love me" at the same time, with Brain Poole "beating" them out. This in turn was to make a major turn for the band as they then decided to record their own material.Brian Poole and the Tremeloes Here is where the genius that was Dave Clark started to flourish. Right from the beginning he held ownership of all the DC5 masters( finished recordings) and to this day is receiving royalties. Management was also an internal affair giving the band more control but also in some ways hurting them. Some people within the music business thought that this move may have shortened the life of the band but at the time it seemed to be the way to go for the DC5. The Clark/Smith composition "Glad All Over" was released in the late 1963 and by January 1964 was number 1 on the British Pop Charts, replacing the Beatles " I Want To Hold Your Hand" which had been number 1 for six weeks. This song has become one of the most recognizable "Beat Era" hits and still enjoys a major amount of air play today; again showing the genius of Dave Clark who still collects royalties on DC5 songs. Toppling the Beatles brought some major press for the group and they took advantage of this with the release of "Bits and Pieces" which reached number 2 on the British Charts. During the next few years the groups charting was very erratic in the UK with the exception of "Catch Us If You Can", which reached the Top Ten in 1965 but the US was another story!!! The Dave Clark Five took the US by storm, spearheading what was to become known as "The British Invasion". A record 18 appearances (for a British Beat Group) on the Ed Sullivan Show along with 6 Sold Out Tours and 15 Top 20 Hits in two years established the DC5 as one of the best known British Bands. One of their Sold Out Tours included an amazing 12 sold out shows at Carnegie Hall in 3 days. Major US hits were "Can't You See That She's Mine", "Because", "I Like It Like That" and their sole US #1 "Over and Over".

5 A bit different One of the most obvious influences to the music of the Dave Clark 5 was Roy Orbison. The use of augmented chords in the Dave Clark 5 songs was unique and taken directly from Roy’s songs. G to G+ to G6 to G7 was very common in old standards but not used in Rock at all, Orbison used it and then you can hear the same harmony (even in the vocals) with the Dave Clark 5.

6 E Aug (note also C Aug and Ab Aug) C# Aug, F Aug, A AugD Aug, F# Aug, Bb AugEb Aug, G Aug, Eb Aug Any note in an augmented chord can be the root of the chord. The notes in the chord are equally spaced on the chromatic scale. The other chord that is similar is the diminished 7 chord as they are also equally spaced but the Augmented repeats every 4 frets and diminished 7 chord every 3 frets.

7 G Augmented is G, B and D#. Note how they are equally spaced on the chromatic scale there are 4 notes from one to the next one in either direction.

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