Mike Smith, lead vocalist, with the band died on the
28th February 2008. He suffered a spinal cord injury in
2003. The DC5 sold over 100 million records and enjoyed
30 hit singles worldwide before breaking up in the 1970s.
They are due to be inducted into the US Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame in New York on 10th March 2008.
Denis Payton, a founder member of the group, died of cancer
at the age of 63 in December 2006.