The Dallas Boys – sometimes described as “England’s first boy band” – formed in Leicester, England, and comprised four former pupils of Moat Boys School – Joe Smith, Stan Jones, Bob Wragg, and Leon Fisk – and London-born Nicky Clarke.
The five lads were highly polished and delivered great harmony singing, well-played comedy, touches of instrumental skill, and imitated other groups superbly.
The group split up in the early 1970s but reunited in 1988 to perform at a Cliff Richard concert celebrating thirty years in the entertainment business.
Nicky Clake passed away in March 2010, aged 77. Joe Smith died in 2012, aged 78. Bob Wragg died in 2019 as a result of oesophageal cancer, at the age of 85.