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Rick Huxley

  • Birth 5 Aug 1942 Dartford, Dartford Borough, Kent, England
  • Death 11 Feb 2013
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 105067416

Rock Musician. Founding member and bass player with the 1960s British band The Dave Clark Five. After mastering the guitar, Huxley launched his career at the age of sixteen, when he answered an ad for a guitarist in an ensemble which was led by drummer Dave Clark. During the next four years and after multiple lineup changes finalized with Clark, Huxley, Lenny Davidson, Mike Smith and Dennis Payton, the group made a name for themselves locally performing tunes by various American artists. In 1963, they signed with the Epic label and rode the wave of success facilitated by The Beatles. In 1964, they enjoyed four Top-Ten Chart placings with "Glad All Over", "Bits and Pieces", "Can't You See That She's Mine" and "Because" which led to an appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" during that year. They continued to further cement their place in rock and roll history in 1965 with the hits "I Like It Like That", "Catch Us If You Can" (which resulted in The Dave Clark Five starring in a motion picture of the same title) and the number one score "Over and Over". They experienced their final Top-Ten song with "You Got What It Takes" (1967). After they disbanded in 1970, Huxley moved onto the real estate industry but didn't stray from remaining an active performer. He was in attendance in 2008, when The Dave Clark Five was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In his later years, Huxley a longtime cigarette smoker suffered from emphysema.

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  • Added: 12 Feb 2013
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