RECORD COVER BLUNDER
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich were involved in one of the more spectacular record cover blunders in rock history.
In 1981, Polydor in Italy (Orbis) put out a huge series of albums called Historia De La Musica Rock (“The History of Rock Music”) with one or two volumes for each of about a hundred different artists. The volume by the Dave Clark Five came out with the cover featuring a group photo of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich! Speculation about how this kind of quality control gaffe could occur was that the photos were all in an alphabetically arranged set of folders, and when reaching in to the “Dave Clark Five” folder, a hand accidentally reached into the folder behind it, which was “Dave Dee.” Or the photo could have been accidentally misfiled in the adjacent folder. But the really funny part of the situation was that nobody noticed the error until the album was in the stores! By then, they just figured, “Ignore it. No one will notice.”