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Dave Clark Five member Rick Huxley dies

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British musician Rick Huxley, bassist with 1960s band the Dave Clark Five, has died at the age of 72, according to BBC News.

Huxley, who joined the band in 1957 as lead guitarist, but moved to bass when Chris Walls left in 1959, passed away on Monday. The musician stayed with the group throughout its 1960s heyday until they split in 1970. He played bass on the band's smash hit "Glad All Over," which famously knocked the Beatles' "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" off the top of the U.K. singles chart in 1964.

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The Dave Clark Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Feb 13, 2013 3:17AM
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I'm far from glad all over. I'm in bits and pieces. R.I.P.
Feb 12, 2013 12:11PM
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RIP. A great bass player from a really awesome group.
Feb 12, 2013 11:57AM
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Moments ago I was listening to "Because" by the DC5 and admiring the base lines and how sweet the chord progression is on that song. Funny how time slips away,  loved that one too!
Feb 12, 2013 11:10AM
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So many of the musicians from the bands I loved growing up are leaving us.  I had so many schoolgirl crushes back then, it seems weird to me now that so many of them are closer to my parents age than mine.  That music is still so much better than what's being offered today.  This is one more loss from that era.
Feb 12, 2013 11:02AM
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I especially liked Rick's bass work on DC5's version of You Got What It Takes.
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