The Dave Clark Five, for a short time, were considered the equal of the Beatles. While that comparison did not last, they did go on to place 16 singles in the American Top 30, which would ultimately propel them into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Today the band is best remembered for such hits as “Bits And Pieces,” “Glad All Over,” “Because,” and ‘Catch Me If You Can,” but their only number one American hit was a remake of Bobby Day’s 1958 single “Over And Over.”
The songs delivered a wonderful Christmas present as it reached number one for the week of December 25, 1965.
The Dave Clark Five disbanded in the early 1970’s and were a very rare group in that they never performed again.