Huxley was among the three band members with Davidson and Clark who attended when the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
The group was best known for Mike Smith's Paul McCartney looks and piercing vocals, Payton's growling sax and Clark's echoed drum sound. Their rivalry with the Beatles was well established. Magazines published during 1964 asked which group was better. (See slide show.)
The DC5 had 17 top 40 Billboard hits between 1964 and 1967, seven in 1964 alone. "Over and Over" was their sole No. 1 hit in the U.S., coming in 1965. Their first four top 40 hits – “Glad All Over,” “Bits and Pieces,” “Do You Love Me” and “Can't You See That She's Mine,” happened in consecutive months between March and June of 1964.
(Copyright Steve Marinucci. Please do not reprint in full on other sites without permission. Headlines with links, though, are fine. Posting any of our links to Twitter and Facebook is much appreciated.)
Don't miss a minute of the most informative coverage of Beatles news in all our Beatles columns Beatles Examiner, Paul McCartney Examiner, George Harrison Examiner and Ringo Starr Examiner to keep up with what's really happening with the Beatles.
To subscribe to this column, click the button above. And follow us on Twitter at @stevemarinucci and please use the hashtag #beatlesexaminer. We're also Steve Marinucci on Facebook and at www.ufollow.com or at www.pinterest.com. And don't miss our weekly Beatles news podcast “Things We Said Today” available on iTunes, Podbean.com and Fab4Radio.com on weekends.