lead singer of the Dave Clark Five
Died: February 28, 2008 (London, England)
Best Known as: former lead singer of the Dave Clark Five
Mike Smith was the lead singer, occasional keyboardist, and songwriter of the Dave Clark Five, a band that was part of the British invasion of the early 1960s. The band recorded hits including “Glad All Over,” “Catch Us If You Can,” and “Over and Over.” Before 1966, the Dave Clark Five made 12 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show. After the band broke up in 1970, Smith mainly worked as a producer and songwriter in England. He formed a new band in the 1990s called Mike Smith’s Rock Engine. The Dave Clark Five were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2008.