Friday, February 29, 2008

Mike Smith RIP


Dave Clark Five lead vocalist and keyboardist Mike Smith died of pnuemonia yesterday after five what must have been miserable years of dealing with a spinal cord injury that kept him hospitalized and paralyzed him from the waist down.

He cowrote "Bits and Pieces", probably the best known DC5 song, at least in the US.

While I'm glad the pain is over I hate to see you go, Mike. Here's to a life well lived.

2 comments:

leigh said...

very sad. too bad he didn't live to see his band inducted into the R&R hall of fame.

MiseryCreek said...

Indeed. For those that don't follow such things but for some reason still read this blog, The Dave Clark Five will be inducted May 10th.