The incredible melting man: Ageing musician Dave Clark looks less than natural with his rapidly changing face

The incredible melting man: Ageing musician Dave Clark looks less than natural with his rapidly changing face

By J J Anisiobi

Dave Clark became a popular name for babies in the 1960s, but there was nothing remotely youthful about his appearance on the weekend.

The former musician looked unrecognisable from his heyday as a pop star as he walked around central London.

Dave, 70, appeared to have been fighting back the ageing process with little success as his contorted face looked less than natural.

Bits and pieces: Original 1960s icon Dave Clark displayed an unnatural looking face as he picked up a coffee in central London over the weekend

Bits and pieces: Original 1960s icon Dave Clark displayed an unnatural looking face as he picked up a coffee in central London over the weekend

Tea for two: Dave sipped a coffee and ate a cake outside the small cafe

Tea for two: Dave sipped a coffee and ate a cake outside the small cafe

The man behind the Sixties group the Dave Clark Five was dressed in a very young outfit that consisted of black jeans and a blue denim jacket.

He also wore a white hoodie and a pair of black trainers as his clearly dyed hair blew around in the wind.

Dave sat with a friend outside a cafe and had a slice of cake and a cappuccino before jumping in his his vintage white Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible car.

Fighting the inevitable: Dave looked extremely different to his youtful appearance back in 1965 during his heyday as a pop star
Fighting the inevitable: Dave looked extremely different to his youtful appearance back in 1965 during his heyday as a pop star

Fighting the inevitable: Dave looked extremely different to his youthful appearance back in 1965 during his heyday as a pop star

 

Start your engines: The former pop star jumped into his vintage white Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible and drove home

Start your engines: The former pop star jumped into his vintage white Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible and drove home

He certainly looked different to the less crumpled celebrity who made a rare public appearance in New York four years ago as the Dave Clark Five was inducted into the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Then Clark attracted almost as much attention for his frown-free forehead, glossy black hair and lack of wrinkles as the honour itself.

At the height of their fame the Dave Clark Five rivaled The Beatles as Britain’s most popular band.

Cool for kids: Dave wore a white hoodie and a pair of black trainers as his clearly dyed hair blew around in the wind
Cool for kids: Dave wore a white hoodie and a pair of black trainers as his clearly dyed hair blew around in the wind

Cool for kids: Dave wore a white hoodie and a pair of black trainers as his clearly dyed hair blew around in the wind

They sold 100million records with hits such as Bits And Pieces, Glad All Over and Catch Us If You Can before they split in 1971.

There is one other surviving member of the group, lead guitarist Lenny Davidson, following Rick Huxley’s death in February.

Despite having some questionable In the past he has denied speculation that he has had cosmetic help to beat the wrinkles.

Making a racket: The Dave Clark band, pictured in 1964, were rivals to The Beatles

Making a racket: The Dave Clark band, pictured in 1964, were rivals to The Beatles

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