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Did you watch the DC5 thing on PBS?

As someone who spent allowance money on several Dave Clark Five 45s, I approached the documentary with eager anticipation.

But it was so overblown, it was a bit of a chore to watch.

Yes, they were an important British Invasion band. They had lots of hits. And, as Bruce Springsteen noted, there was something exciting about their loud, sax-infused sound.

But any notion that they were in the Beatles' league is, of course, silly.

How many people do you know who could name any of the other four guys in the DC5?

Still, it was fun to hear some of the old songs again. If only the two-hour show had been half as long.

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