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David Clark was born on the 15th December 1942, in Tottenham, North London, England, and is a musician and entrepreneur best known to the world as the founder of the beat music group The Dave Clark Five, with which he released 15 studio albums, including “Glad All Over” (1964), “Coast to Coast” (1965), “5 By 5” (1967), and “Good Old Rock’nRoll” (1970), among other releases. The band is also known for their 15 top- 20 singles, including “Glad All Over” (1964), “Can’t You See That She’s Mine” (1964), “Because” (1964), “Over and Over” (1965), and “You Got What It Takes” (1967), among many other. Clark’s career started in 1957.

Have you ever wondered how rich Dave Clark is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Clark’s net worth is as high as $20 million. He has also created music for film, including the full album dedicated to the film “Having a Wild Weekend” (1965), in which his group was cast.

Dave Clark Net Worth $20 Million

Dave grew up in North London, and at the age of 15 left school without obtaining a diploma. He found his place in the entertainment industry as a film stuntman, and appeared in more than 40 films. At the time he also bought a drum set and started a skiffle band through which he planned to support his football team that needed to travel to the Netherlands.

Soon enough the skiffle band grew into The Dave Clark Five, consisting of Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson, Rick Huxley and Denis Payton. They released a couple of singles in the UK, before releasing their debut album for the American market “Glad All Over”, which reached No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 and the single of the same name topped the charts, becoming the first song by a UK artist besides the Beatles to reach No. 1 on the US charts. The same year, the group released two more albums, “The Dave Clark Five Return!” (1964) for the USA market, and “A Session with The Dave Clark Five” (1964), which was for the UK market.

They continued to dominate the music scene on both continents, and with albums such as “Catch Us If You Can” (1965), “Coast to Coast” (1965), “Satisfied with You” (1966), “You Got What It Takes”, and “If Somebody Loves You” (1969), only cemented their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Dave disbanded the group in 1970, and two years later stopped performing due to a tobogganing accident which left him with four broken knuckles.

Since then he ventured into different areas of entertainment industry, including filmmaking; he created two documentaries, “Hold On: It’s the Dave Clark Five” (1968), and “Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond”, which also improved his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Dave has never married and has no children. It is also known that he was quite close to now deceased singer Freddie Mercury, and that Dave was at a bedside vigil when Mercury died in 1991. In addition to his bachelor life this brought numerous speculations about his sexuality, however, on a question if he was gay, Dave’s answer is always negative.

Dave Clark information

Dave Clark information

Birth date: December 15, 1942
Birth place: Tottenham, London, United Kingdom
Profession:Musician
Education:Concordia University Wisconsin
Nationality:British
Music groups:The Dave Clark Five (1958 – 1970)
Movies:Lucy in London, Having A Wild Weekend, Live It Up!
Albums:Time

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009Video writer: "Glad All Over"
Game Boys2008writer: "Catch Us If You Can"
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties2006writer: "Glad All Over" 1964
Yours, Mine & Ours2005writer: "Things We Go Through"
Freddie Mercury, the Untold Story2000TV Special documentary writer: "Mr. Bad Guy"
Freddie Mercury: The Video Collection2000Video "In My Defence" / writer: "Time"
Tohuwabohu1998TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Born Yesterday1993writer: "BECAUSE"
Look Who's Talking Too1990writer: "Catch Us If You Can"
Good Old Days Part II1978TV Special writer: "Because"
Shindig!1964-1965TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Hullabaloo1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
Having a Wild Weekend1965writer: "Catch Us if You Can", "Sweet Memories", "Time", "When", "I Can't Stand It", "On the Move", "Move On", "Ol Sol", "Having a Wild Weekend"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Being1983Customer In Diner
Having a Wild Weekend1965Steve (uncredited)
Becket1964Soldier (uncredited)
Sing and Swing1963Recording Man (as David Clark)
Pit of Darkness1961Night Club Musician (uncredited)

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond2014TV Movie documentary
Hold On: It's the Dave Clark Five1968TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond2014TV Movie documentary producer
Hold On: It's the Dave Clark Five1968TV Movie producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hold On: It's the Dave Clark Five1968TV Movie

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hold On: It's the Dave Clark Five1968TV Movie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loose Women2015TV SeriesHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - The Dave Clark Five
Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2008TV SeriesHimself - Interview
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2008TV SpecialHimself
Freddie Mercury Himself2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume Two - A Visual Anthology1987DocumentaryHimself
Ready Steady Go, Volume 11983DocumentaryHimself - The Dave Clark Five (uncredited)
This Is Your Life1982TV Series documentaryHimself
Good Old Days Part II1978TV SpecialHimself
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet1970TV SeriesHimself - Dave Clark Five
Hold On: It's the Dave Clark Five1968TV MovieHimself - The Dave Clark Five
As You Like It1967TV SeriesHimself
Juke Box Jury1964-1966TV SeriesHimself - Panellist / Himself - Surprise Guest
A Tale of Two Rivers1966TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1964-1966TV SeriesHimself - The Dave Clark Five
Thank Your Lucky Stars1963-1966TV SeriesHimself - The Dave Clark Five / Himself - Guest Host
Ready, Steady, Go!1963-1965TV SeriesHimself - The Dave Clark Five
It's What's Happening, Baby!1965TV SpecialHimself - The Dave Clark Five (uncredited)
Get Yourself a College Girl1964Himself - The Dave Clark Five (uncredited)
Big Beat '641964TV MovieHimself - The Dave Clark Five (uncredited)
Top of the Pops1964TV SeriesHimself - The Dave Clark Five

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1986TV SeriesHimself
Beat-Club1967TV SeriesHimself - The Dave Clark Five
Beat! Beat! Beat!1966TV SeriesHimself - Musician

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1966Gold MedalPhotoplay AwardsMost Promising New Star (Male)


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#Fact
1Profiled in the 1991 book "The Big Beat--Conversations with Rock's Great Drummers", edited by Max Weinberg.
2Before his pop fame, he was a keen amateur boxer until a broken nose changed his career course.
3Clark, as sole owner to the exclusive rights of all the songs of The Dave Clark Five, declined to license any of the band's recordings, and consequently none of their music was available to be purchased in any commercial format from 1978-93 until, in 1993, a single CD, "Glad All Over Again", was produced by Clark himself and released by EMI in Britain. Thereafter, nothing was legally available once again until 2008, when the "Hits" compilation was released by Universal Music in the UK.
4Clark was a close friend of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, whom he had known since 1975, and took over the bedside vigil of Mercury when he died in November 1991.
5The Dave Clark Five--Clark, Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson, Rick Huxley and Denis West Payton--made some 18 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948).
6Writer Bob Rafelson pitched the idea of a weekly sitcom to him; when Clark rejected the idea, Rafelson refined it to become The Monkees (1966).

#Quote
1I'm not a religious person, I believe all gods are one. It doesn't matter whether you're Buddhist or you're Muslim or you're Jewish or you're Christian or whatever.
2[on Peter Davison] One of the nicest, most unassuming guys I know, and in this crazy world of show business those qualities are very rare.
3[on touring with The Dave Clark Five in the 1960s] That was the ultimate high, playing live. You feel like the Pied Piper, or a conductor, knowing how to take an audience up or bring them down. You were the champions of the world for that one or two hours of the day.


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