The statement reads: “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges.
“Despite receiving successful treatment for oesophageal cancer recently, Chas suffered organ failure and passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning.”
The 74-year-old was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus in 2017 and had received successful treatment.
The duo’s official Twitter account announced he died of organ failure on Saturday.
How old are Chas and Dave?
Chas died on September 22, aged 74.
His partner from Chas and Dave, Dave Peacock, is 73-years-old.
The pair have had a career spanning 45 years as part of the comedic musical duo.
The official website for Chas and Dave reads: “Pianist Chas Hodges and guitarist Dave Peacock were widely experienced around the British rock scene of the 1960s and early 70s before teaming up with drummer Mick Burt (another much-travelled musician who had gone back to his original trade as a plumber) to form the group.
“Chas had worked with the legendary producer Joe Meek, backed Jerry Lee Lewis, played with Mike Berry and the Outlaws, along with Ritchie Blackmore, and also the highly respected Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, which had Burt on drums.
“He then joined Albert Lee’s cult band Heads Hands and Feet before playing with Dave and Albert in Black Claw.
“Dave had been equally active, Starting out in The Rolling Stones (no, not them!) in 1960. Spells with The Tumbleweeds, Mick Greenwood, Jerry Donaghue, and the above mentioned Black Claw followed prior to the pair coming together to go out on their own as Chas & Dave.”
Chas and Dave songs
Chas and Dave had nine charting albums.
In October 2013 they released That’s What Happens, their first studio album in 18 years.
Express.co.uk brings you a list of just some of their greatest tracks.
- The Sideboard Song (Got My Beer In The Sideboard Here)
- Turn That Noise Down
- Mustn’t Grumble
- London Girls
- My Melancholy Baby
- Stop Dreaming
- Give It Gavotte
- I Wonder In Whose Arms