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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Paul Shaffer To Host Benefit for Mike Smith (Dave Clark 5)

Paul Shaffer, musical director for "The Late Show With David Letterman," will host two benefit-tribute concerts for Mike Smith, former lead singer and keyboard player for the Dave Clark Five, who suffers from spinal cord injuries after an accident at his home in Spain in 2003. You may not know his name but you probably know his voice if you're a fan of 60's rock. Mike Smith, with the Dave Clark Five, had a number of hits including Glad All Over, Bits and Pieces, Can't You See That She's Mine, Because and Catch Us If You Can.

The concert will feature performances by The Zombies, Peter and Gordon, Billy J. Kramer, original Moody Blues lead singer Denny Laine and Beatles cover band The Fab Faux.

"A Tribute to Mike Smith" will be held Aug. 2 at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in New York. The first show will be broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio. All proceeds will benefit Smith, who is paralyzed below the rib cage and has very limited use of his upper body, it was announced Sunday.

A 10-day eBay auction to benefit Smith begins July 31 and will include items such as an autographed drumhead signed by Ringo Starr, Monty Python memorabilia and VIP tickets to a Brian Wilson concert.

More info: http://www.tciartists.com/mikesmithbenefit

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