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Date Posted: 21:43:02 06/13/17 Tue
Author: Shannah
Subject: DC5 Sound

Ron has always said that the DC5 sound was derived from Doug Sheldon's song, Your Mama Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night. I, of course, have no reason to doubt Ron.

In an obituary for Rick, the following was stated:

With a potent brand of pop and rhythm and blues, the Dave Clark Five found regular employment with Mecca Ballrooms. Huxley said that one of the tunes in their repertoire, "You Can't Sit Down", recorded by the Philip Upchurch Combo in Chicago in 1961, was the basis for their own trademark sound. Their two years with Mecca broadened their experience but their singles for Ember, Piccadilly and EMI's Columbia label only had limited success.

I'd be interested in any comments from Ron, JB, or anyone else about this.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/rick-huxley-bassist-with-the-dave-clark-five-8493861.html

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