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The Dave Clark 5's Mike Smith

Keith Altham, Record Mirror, 10 January 1970

NOT UNLIKE 'old man river' the Dave Clark Five keep rolling along and just when the critics are about to re-write their obituaries – missing believed dead in the great ocean of teen-apathy – up they 'pop' with another party piece for the hit parade like 'Good Old Rock and Roll'. Since the advent of super-underground-progressive groups it has become the fashion to regard the more commercial bands with disdain as if there were something not quite nice about simple happy sounds.

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