I just found out that Mike Smith has been doing some shows (12, I think) in the northeast. Isn't this the first time he's toured since the late 60's with the Dave Clark Five? Such a great singer with way too many silent years except for a few commercial jingles and the rare short interview. He's never mentioned when the subject of great rock vocalists is discussed. Check his only solo commercial release "It's Only Rock n Roll", released in the UK in 1990. Why has Clark not taken advantage of the reissue boom for the last two decades and released at least all the old material? I know there are quite a few unreleased tracks that should be a guarantee of new interest in the band. "Always Me" is the only new material released since they disbanded in the early 70's. It's a pleasant ballad that is only the tip of the iceberg. I assume that Smith and Clark don't see eye to eye on the business matters but I've never heard of any specific disagreements between them. For me, Smith and the DC5 rank right up there with the 60's work of the Kinks, The Beatles, The Pacemakers, Hollies, Stones etc. As I'm writing I'm listening to The Best Of the Dave Clark Five in stereo. Beautiful, beautiful, British Invasion music. Powerful vocals mixed with unique instrumental skills. No other British band sounded quite like them. I'm sure everyone here is familiar with the hits and a lot of you probably know their complete catalogue. All you younger forum members that have taken to the other British bands mentioned above owe it to yourself to seek out the original LPs and 45s and discover some of the forgotten gems from the 60s. Anyway, I'm surprised about Smiths return and hope there are new recordings ahead. If anybody here got to see him on this short tour let us know how it was. Cleveland gets the last two shows, tonight and Sat. night. Wish I could be there!