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David 'Dave' Clark (born 15 December 1942) is an English musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the leader and drummer of the 1960s beat group The Dave Clark Five.

Born in Tottenham, North London, Clark left school without qualifications at the age of 15 and became a film stuntman, performing in over 40 films.

In the late 1960s, in addition to managing his band, Clark began directing and producing for television.…

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  • In 1964, The Dave Clark Five was the hottest British band outside of The Beatles. Ed Sullivan adored them, even buying out one of their UK shows to keep them in America. In 2008, they made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where they were inducted by Tom Hanks. Dave Clark told us about the beginnings of the band, including how they wrangled an island vacation out of Sullivan, and why the quintet called it quits while they were still on top: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/dave_clark/

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