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Rick Huxley, R.I.P.

By on 2.13.13 | 9:54PM

Rick Huxley, bass player for The Dave Clark Five, passed away on February 11th after a long battle with emphysema. He was 72.

Huxley played on such DC 5 hits as "Glad All Over", "Bits & Pieces" and "Catch Us If You Can". They also did a great version of Berry Gordy penned  "Do You Love Me?" first made famous by The Contours.

The boys from Tottenham rivaled The Beatles in popularity in the mid-1960s.

After the DC 5 dissolved in 1970, Huxley largely retired from performing although he was on hand when the group was inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. 

With Huxley's passing, Dave Clark and lead guitarist Lenny Davidson are the last surviving members of the group. Saxophonist Denis Payton passed away in 2006 while lead singer Mike Smith died days before their induction into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.

Their music stands up quite well almost half a century after its release and Huxley played no small role in that legacy.

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