Success breeds danger...for today's show-business personalities, anyway. When London's Dave Clark Five arrived back home?
GV Dave Clark & group on steps of aircraft
GV Dave Clark & group waving to crowds
GV Crowds as group pass Dave Clark stays at the back of group out of the way but crowds notice and break through police barrier and mob him
TV of the above shot - crowd surround Clark
MV Police rescue Clark and escort him through airport
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Background: Success breeds danger...for today's show-business personalities, anyway. When London's Dave Clark Five arrived back home today (Monday) their fans were waiting, welcoming-and screaming.
Down the aircraft steps came the group which has been touring American in the steps of the Beatles. Cheers and yells erupted from the waiting youngsters, and a police bodyguard rapidly moved into position to protect Dave Clark and his men. Practice with the arrival and departures of pop-groups in recent months has made London Airport's police adopt at such operations.
But, any rescuing from fans needs co-operation from the victims. Dave Clark himself was slow to seek refuge and although the police escort relaxed when they had the group behind locked doors, an extra loud scream from fans told them that left on the wrong side of the door was Dave Clark himself. An intrepid counter-attack by the policemen made safe one of Britain's top pops.