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The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

Dave Clark’s Mastery of the Music Business

Elton John calls Dave Clark “one of the giants of the music business.” That status began with decisions Clark made in the early days of The Dave Clark Five, when he also served as the band’s manager. Ozzy Osbourne says Clark was “light years ahead of anyone else” when the young musician made sure to […]

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

A Signature Drum Sound

“You could always tell Dave Clark’s drumming by his signature snare drum sound,” says Max Weinberg, the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and the band leader of”The Max Weinberg 7″ on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. “The build on the tom and the […]

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

The Beatles vs. The Dave Clark Five

From magazine headlines touting “Beatles vs. Dave Clark Five” to school girls debating who were better-looking, The Dave Clark Five and The Beatles were made out to be rivals by both the media and music enthusiasts, but the bands never saw themselves as such. Watch film excerpt The Beatles vs. The Dave Clark Five “We […]

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

10 Famous Fans of the Dave Clark Five

The Dave Clark Five’s wide range of fans include diverse music legends, film stars and celebrities you wouldn’t expect to find at the same record-playing party. Here’s a tease of what these legends have to say about The Dave Clark Five in exclusive interviews in The Dave Clark Five and Beyond – Glad All Over, […]

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

Fast Facts About the Dave Clark Five

If you were listening to music and watching “The Ed Sullivan Show” in the 1960s, there’s little chance you don’t know the beats and hooks of The Dave Clark Five. Songs like “Glad All Over,” “Bits and Pieces,” and “Do You Love Me?” helped the band sell more than 100 million records in their eight-year […]

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell in Concert

“Sun’s Gonna Shine” Live Performance

“Sun’s Gonna Shine” is a collaboration between Steve Martin and Edie Brickell on the album, “Love Has Come For You” (2013). The evening of Martin’s unique blend of comedy and bluegrass took place at the historic Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, California in the fall of 2013. The program comes to PBS in March […]

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs: The Dukes of September

Michael McDonald Live: “I Keep Forgettin’”

Michael McDonald’s “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)” (1982), is a hit from his debut solo album If That’s What It Takes, released the same year The Doobie Brothers disbanded. Joining him on stage in this concert performance is Donald Fagan (piano) and Boz Scaggs (guitar). Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs: The Dukes […]

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell in Concert

Funny Banjo Players: Five Plucky Pairings of Comedy and Music

Great Performances takes a look at performers for whom comedy is not enough: more five-string banjo, please. 1. Steve Martin Switches Up His Talents Steve Martin used to bring his banjo to stand-up comedy gigs to fill the time allotment. Now he tells jokes between songs at his concerts. Martin’s first two Grammys in the […]

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs: The Dukes of September

About the Program

Rock & roll royalty Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers) and Boz Scaggs join forces as their own new super group The Dukes of September, paying tribute to the R&B and soul music that inspired them along with fresh, exciting performances of some of their greatest hits. The concert, taped at New […]

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell in Concert

“Love Has Come For You,” the Grammy-Winning Best American Roots Song

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s song “Love Has Come For You” won a Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014. Watch them perform the title song from their 2013 bluegrass album, live with the Steep Canyon Rangers. Great Performances: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring […]