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Friday, July 29, 2005

Mike Smith Benefit


NORTH JERSEY

This coming Tuesday is the date for the Mike Smith tribute. Smith was the lead singer of the Dave Clark Five; he was paralyzed in an accident.

Smith told The Record in an interview before his accident that he was mesmerized when he first heard the music of American soul artists.

"This music [was] amazing. I had never heard anything like this," he said. "We thought they were brilliant." He said he attributed his band's success in America to its interpretations of American music.

"Actually, we exported our version of American music and people in America thought they were getting something new," he said. "But they had it all the time."

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