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We admit it: Dave Clark makes this list on technicalities. Although the brilliant keyboardist Mike Smith was the true lead singer for the band, Clark guided the ship, which also meant presenting himself as the group's star attraction.
During a two-year run starting in 1964, The Dave Clark Five road the crest of Beatlemania and racked up an impressive string of hit singles. Because of the name of the band, most radio listeners assumed that Clark was the lead vocalist.
Not that the drummer did much to discourage the idea: whether he was laying back on a ballad (Because) or giving his Rogers kit a good four-on-the-floor thumping on rockers (Glad All Over, Bits And Pieces), Clark - often positioned front and center - commanded the camera's attention, and much of the time he was caught singing.
As they say, appearances are everything.