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TV wasteland, it’s all a TV wasteland:* DC5! PBS!! DC5!! PBS!!!

- April 5th, 2014

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Can you name these fine DC5ers left to right?. . . ace image courtesy of www.classichitsandoldies.com

JBNBlog is a huge Dave Clark Five fan . . . but never in my wildest dreams did I expect the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers to be the subject of a PBS (!) Great Performances (!!) special (!!!) . . . amazingly, this would appear to be happening on Tuesday at 8 p.m. on WQLN (which says Erie/London so it’s practically right here) . . . don’t know much about The Dave Clark Five: Glad All Over. Will be fascinated to see if it tells us much about the oft-tragic saga (JBNBlog believes) of Mike, Denny, Lenny & Rick (four of the Five!) & how Dave Clark was smart/shrewd enough to keep his money . . . Can’t wait. Must play a few hits this weekend to calm down.

Here’s one for my fellow DC5 fans? What is your favourite DC5 song? Mine is Anyway You Want It . . . but maybe that’s because it was a hit when rock & roll first reached our house on Huron St. via CFPL-AM c. November 1964

Meanwhile, here’s the word from the WQLN site about Glad All Over: “Recalling the Dave Clark Five, which scored numerous hits.”

Here’s some more from PBS about GP & DC5:

The Dave Clark Five: Glad All Over, A Great Performances Special

PBS’s signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch’ was its first presentation . .

Tuesday, April 8 — 8:00pm

Recalling the Dave Clark Five, the band that was at the forefront of the 1960s-era British Invasion. The group scored numerous hits, including “Glad All Over” and “Bits and Pieces,” appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” many times and starred in a hit movie.

Here is ABC News Radio online excellence which can be found via www.classichitsandoldies.com

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Stevie Wonder are among the many stars who appear in a new PBS special that puts a spotlight on the legendary 1960s British band The Dave Clark Five. The two-hour show, The Dave Clark Five and Beyond — Glad All Over, will premiere . . . as an episode of the PBS series Great Performances.

Along with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five were one of the most successful bands that emerged during the mid-1960s pop-music revolution known as the British Invasion. The special will focus on the cultural impact the quintet and other popular groups of the era had.

 

The Dave Clark Five and Beyond — Glad All Over features new interviews with McCartney, Springsteen, John, Wonder, Dionne Warwick, KISS‘ Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne, as well as such other celebrities as Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Ian McKellen and British fashion icon Twiggy, all sharing their recollections of the 1960s and the music of the period. In addition, the special will include archival performances by The Dave Clark Five from The Ed Sullivan Show and other TV programs, as well as rare concert footage of the band.

 

The program also will feature additional performances by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Wonder, The Who, The Supremes, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Dusty Springfield and Queen‘s Freddie Mercury, plus previously unreleased footage from Dave Clark‘s own archives.

 

In May 1964, The Dave Clark Five became the first English band to mount a full-fledged tour of the U.S. From February ’64 to May ’66, the group scored more than a dozen top-20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including “Glad All Over,” “Bits and Pieces,” and the chart-topping “Over and Over.” Hanks inducted the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

 

The Dave Clark Five and Beyond — Glad All Over is scheduled to premiere on PBS on April 8 at 8 p.m. ET and also will air April 11 at 10 p.m. ET; check local listings for exact dates and air times. The special also will be available from PBS Home Video on DVD and Blu-ray.

 

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

 

*An occasional series (with a derivative title — Who knows where it came from  – devoted to what’s on TV channels available in northwest London on the old over-the-air, bunny ears basis of bygone days — ie. TVO, CBC French, CBC, CTV Two (aka CFPL), CTV, City, the Omnis, CTS & CHCH … & sometimes WQLN (PBS Erie & London) & TFO if needed.

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2 comments

  1. DarylM says:

    Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson, Dave Clark, Rick Huxley and Dennis Peyton….

  2. James Reaney says:

    Yay for all five . . . I had a dream once about either Lenny Davidson or Denis (Denny) Payton . . . found this about Denny in the Independent’s 2006 obit: Appearing on the same show as the Dave Clark Five, Muhammad Ali said of Payton, “He’s almost as pretty as me.”

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