The week of April 20th marked two significant historical events.
- Posted on Feb 12th 2013 12:10PM by Cameron Matthews
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Huxley had been battling emphysema caused by years of smoking, but was recently deemed to be in good health. "We'd talk once a week. I spoke to Rick on Friday, he was in great spirits," a devastated Dave Clark said.
"Rick was a dear friend and an immensely talented musician with an amazing sense of humor, he always made me smile."
The death of Huxley leaves only two remaining members of the Dave Clark Five, guitarist Lenny Davidson and Clark himself. Saxophonist Denis Peyton and singer Mike Smith died in 2006 and 2008, respectively.
In recent years Huxley earned his keep through real estate and royalties. In 2008, he was inducted by actor Tom Hanks into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Clark and Davidson. The bassist's wife died just last year.