This was the first Dave Clark hit I remember and may have been their first. Truth be told, I liked the DC5 better then the Beatles, never mind Lennon and McCarthy were superior song writers. I think it was Denny Payton's sax and Mike Smith's organ and gravelly vocals I liked. That gave the band a more R & B feel.
The Searchers are an English beat group, which emerged as part of the 1960s Merseybeat scene. The band's hits include a remake of the Drifters' 1961 hit, "Sweets for My Sweet"; remakes of Jackie DeShannon's "Needles and Pins" and "When You Walk In The Room"; . They were the second group from Liverpool, after the Beatles, to have a hit in the United States when "Needles and Pins" charted during the first week of March 1964.