VH1 Classic's paying tribute to the lead singer with the Dave Clark 5 on Saturday with a telecast of a 2005 benefit concert for Smith. Full announcement after the jump ...
VH1 Classic is celebrating the life and work of Dave Clark Five lead singer Mike Smith, who passed away yesterday at the age of 64, with the television premiere of “Paul Shaffer And His British Invasion: A Tribute To Mike Smith.” The tribute concert will premiere on VH1 Classic on Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 PM.* The concert will re-air on VH1 Classic Saturday, March 1 at 10:00 PM and will be seen in high-definition on MHD: MTV Networks’ high-definition music channel Saturday, March 1 at 10:00 PM.
“Paul Shaffer And His British Invasion: A Tribute to Mike Smith,” which took place in New York in August 2005 features an all-star cast including Paul Shaffer, The Zombies, Denny Laine, The Fab Faux, Billy J. Kramer, and Peter and Gordon. Immobilized in a fall suffered in 2003, Smith gets the support of his high profile friends as they perform such hits as “Come Home,” “Any Way You Want It” and “Glad All Over.”
The Dave Clark Five will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10, 2008. The “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony” will air live on VH1 Classic and MTV Networks’ MHD: Music High-Definition channel on Monday, March 10 at 8:30 PM/ET.