Rick Huxley

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Rick Huxley
Huxley with the Dave Clark Five on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.
Huxley with the Dave Clark Five on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.
Background information
Birth nameRichard Huxley
Also known asRick Huxley
Born(1940-08-05)5 August 1940
Livingstone Hospital, Dartford, Kent, England
Died11 February 2013(2013-02-11) (aged 72)
Old Harlow, Essex, England
Instrument(s)Bass guitar, acoustic guitar
Years active1960s–1970s

Richard Huxley (5 August 1940[1] – 11 February 2013)[2] was an English musician who was the bassist for the Dave Clark Five, a group that was part of the British Invasion.[3][4]

Born at Livingstone Hospital, Dartford, Kent, he joined the group in 1958, and played on all of the band's hits including "Glad All Over" and "Bits and Pieces". He was the only member of the group who did not write songs. After the group disbanded in 1970, Huxley pursued a career in property development but maintained an involvement in the music business.[5] He was in attendance for the ceremonial induction of the group into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2008, along with Lenny Davidson and Dave Clark.[6]


Huxley died 11 February 2013, at the age of 72, after suffering from emphysema for some years.[5][7] His second wife Anne had died a year previously.


  1. ^ "The Dave Clark Five Biography". OLDIES.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Dave Clark Five 'devastated' at death of bassist Rick Huxley". www.independent.co.uk. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Rick Huxley: Information from". Answers.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Rick Huxley". IMDb.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  5. ^ a b "The Dave Clark Five bassist Rick Huxley dies". BBC News. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Inductees for 2008". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame official website. 13 December 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Rick Huxley". The Daily Telegraph. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013.

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