Rick Huxley's band, the Dave Clark Five, gained fans on both sides of the Atlantic

Rick Huxley served as bassist for the 1960s British Invasion group the Dave Clark Five. Rick Huxley's band knocked 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' by the Beatles off the top spot on UK music charts in 1964.

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    Rick Huxley (l.) stands at the Dave Clark Five's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with bandmates Lenny Davidson (center) and Dave Clark (r.).
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Rick Huxley, the bassist for the 1960s British Invasion pop-rock group the Dave Clark Five, has died, the band's leader said on Tuesday.

The band scored No. 1 hits on both sides of the Atlantic during its decade-long run from 1960-1970.

"Glad All Over" holds the honor of knocking the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" out of the top spot on the UK chart in 1964, while "Over and Over" topped the US chart in 1965.

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Clark remembered Huxley for his modest demeanor and humor.

"He always made me smile and I'll miss that immensely," Clark said. "He was never arrogant and flashy. He was a gentleman and very low key. He was a very, very talented musician and a great friend."

The Dave Clark Five was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

Huxley was born in Dartford, England, east of London, the same town that is home to the Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards.

Huxley is survived by two sons and a daughter.

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