Memories of The Lane: Good Times at Tottenham
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Chas Hodges


Brief Description: Are you a Spurs fan? Do you remember the thrill of seeing your favourite team play at White Hart Lane? Were you sad when those famous gates closed for the last time? If so, you are certain to enjoy this book of reminiscences by lifelong Spurs supporter, Chas Hodges, half of ‘rockney’ musical duo Chas and Dave.
In Memories of the Lane Chas recalls happy childhood days spent watching Spurs play at White Hart Lane with his brother during a very different era of football, when players would often take the bus to and from the ground. Chas describes how his two great passions, music and football, were eventually fused and the thrill of being able to bring his own musical tribute to Tottenham at the historic ground.
Written from the heart by a natural raconteur and true Spurs fan, this short book is sure to spark many memories of similar days spent at the Lane. If you love all things Tottenham you won’t want to miss this little gem.

Special Note: This book is only available as an eBook.

About the Author: Singer/songwriter/producer Chas Hodges, born in London in 1943, is better known as the lead vocalist and piano- and guitar-playing half of the English musical duo, Chas & Dave.
With a musical mother, who played piano in pubs and clubs to support the family after the untimely death of his father when he was aged four, it wasn’t long before Chas was bitten by the bug. He learned to play the guitar and was soon in his first band, ‘Horseshoe Skiffle Group', aged 14. Then, after seeing Jerry Lee Lewis in concert in 1958, his musical aspirations expanded to piano playing.
Rock ‘n’ roll was now on the rise and, armed with his new Höfner bass guitar, Chas began playing in various rock ‘n’ roll bands, turning professional at the age of 16. As a session musician Chas worked with producer Joe Meek, backing Jerry Lee Lewis, and played with Mike Berry & The Outlaws (alongside Ritchie Blackmore), Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers and Albert Lee’s Heads, Hands & Feet, rubbing shoulders with many big names of the day.
In 1972 Chas got together with friend Dave Peacock with the aim of shaking off American influences and writing/singing songs that reflected their London roots. Thus the group Chas & Dave was born, along with its unique brand of humorous ‘rockney’ (rock/cockney), which combined rock ‘n’ roll, boogie-woogie and pub singalong to produce such memorable hits as ‘Gertcha’ (1979), ‘Rabbit’ (1980), ‘Ain’t No Pleasing You’ (1982) and ‘Snooker Loopy’ (1986), among a wealth of others, as well as several singles dedicated to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
In 2008 Chas & Dave’s autobiography, Chas & Dave – All About Us, was published, and Chas had a cameo role in the star-studded 2009 Joe Meek biopic, Telstar.

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Publication Date:18 April 2018
Digital eBook ISBN 13:978-1-911476-46-7
Digital pdf ISBN 13:978-1-911476-47-4
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