Chas Hodges From ‘Chas And Dave’ Has Died Aged 74September 23, 2018
Chas Hodges, one half of the self-styled ‘rockney’ band Chas and Dave, has died aged 74.
A statement on their official Twitter account said: “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 BBC reported how Chas and Dave enjoyed the height of their fame in the 1970s and 1980s with hits such as ‘Rabbit’ and ‘Snooker Loopy’.
The rock-pop duo developed a musical style – rockney – which was a combination of rockn’roll with Cockney patter, music hall, boogie-woogie and pub singalongs.
Fans of the duo have responded to the news with one saying:
“So sad to hear this terrible news. I feel honoured to have spent many happy times with Chas, especially making the 4 Spurs Cup Final records and joining him (& Dave and Mick) on TV shows like TOTP and Blue Peter. But his legacy will stretch far beyond football songs.”
Many others are calling for a tribute at their game today against Brighton. One said: “Minute of silence before today’s game is in order,” with a Brighton fan responding: “Agreed from a Brighton fan RIP Chas”..
Bandmate Dave Peacock thanked fans for their ‘fantastic support and goodwill at this difficult time’.
A silence will take place at the team’s next home game, which is on Wednesday against Watford.