Rick Huxley, bassist of the Dave Clark Five, has passed away at the age of 72 after battling emphysema. Huxley was a founding member of the ’60s Brit rock band and was a member for the band’s duration, from 1958 to 1970.
Born in England in 1940, Huxley was just 18 when he joined the band. The group was part of the British Invasion and became extremely successful with hits including “Glad All Over,” “Bits and Pieces,” and “Catch Us If You Can.”
After the group split in 1970, Huxley went into the property business. He was inducted, along with the Dave Clark Five, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
“Rick was a real gentleman,” Dave Clark told the media. “He was very kind and had an amazing sense of humor – he was the funny one in the group, and a very talented musician.”
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Rick Huxley.