The Dave Clark Five

Truly Judy’s Uncommon Oldies – The Dave Clark Five – “Please Tell Me Why”

This week’s tune  takes us to the last week in May, 1966, to radio station KBLA 1500 A.M., in Burbank, California.

The Dave Clark Five were formed in Tottenham, England.  Between the years of 1964 and 1967, they had 17  Top 40 hits.  8 of their songs made it to the top 10.  They made 18 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, and supposedly sang this song during one of their appearances.  The song was co-written by Dave Clark and Mike Smith.  It stayed on the Billboard charts for seven weeks and eventually peaked at #28, even though I don’t remember hearing this song in my area of Los Angeles.

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