A memorial concert for Chas Hodges will take place in December and will be hosted by Dave Peacock.
A memorial concert for Chas Hodges will take place in December.
The 'Ain't No Pleasing You' singer - of Chas and Dave fame - passed away last month at the age of 74 from pneumonia and he will be remembered with a star-studded London concert on December 17, hosted by his music partner Dave Peacock.
A message on the pair's joint Twitter account said: ''An evening of music and entertainment in memory of Chas Hodges. Shepherd's Bush Empire, Dec 17th. 'It'll be very strange for me playing a show without my mate. But I'm sure he'd have been well-pleased with the line-up that will be paying tribute to him.' Dave Peacock.''
The tweet also featured a poster advertising the concert, with a picture of the late singer.
Joe Brown, Albert Lee, Paul Whitehouse, Matt Lucas, Martin Taylor, Ralph McTell, Ed Tudor Pole, Jackie Lynton and Richard Smith will be among the acts performing.
It has also been revealed that Chas' private funeral was held earlier this week.
His team said on Twitter: ''Thank you to all who got in touch asking about Chas' funeral details. We held a small, private service earlier this week for Chas.''
However, the memorial concert will give fans a chance to pay their respects to the late star.
All proceeds from the concert will go to Chas' favourite charity, WaterAid.
The Chas and Dave star was believed to have died of oesophageal cancer, however his relatives have since learned that the disease was ''under control'' before he passed away peacefully and he was in fact battling pneumonia at the time of his death.
His family added that the 'Ain't No Pleasing You' singer would have felt comforted to know that other people fighting cancer continue to believe ''hope remains'' in beating the disease.
A statement posted Twitter previously stated: ''For the record, we would like to clarify that Chas did not die of cancer.
''The doctor's final diagnostic was pneumonia and the cancer was under control at the time of death.
''We feel this is important to state as Chas wanted to bring comfort and hope to people suffering with cancer through his own experience with the disease, and it would mean a lot to him that the hope remains.''
Chas & Dave rose to fame in the 1970s for their eclectic mix of music from the pop and folk genre. Their hits include 'Ain't No Pleasing You', 'The Sideboard Song' and 'Rabbit'.
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