Just out in stores are the DVD and Blu-ray editions of "The Dave Clark Five and Beyond -- Glad All Over," the documentary that aired on PBS last month about the British group that rivaled the Beatles' popularity in its homeland and also had great success in the U.S.
The videos include an additional two hours of material, including interviews with admirers such as Paul McCartney, Elton John, Kiss' Gene Simmons, Bruce Springsteen, Ozzy Osbourne and others -- which Clark, who directed the film, tell us were surprising to watch:
Dave Clark on receiving praise from different musicians by GMI Rock News
"I was just blown away. I thought people would contradict one another and be controversial. I was embarrassed but at the same time very flattered to think that you influenced these great people, people that I admire."
Clark is also working on a memoir he hopes to publish before the end of this year. The Dave Clark Five broke up in 1970; three of its members -- Mike Smith, Rick Huxley and Denis Payton -- have passed away. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008; Tom Hanks' induction speech is featured liberally throughout the documentary.