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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.