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Sue Peacock 1946 – 2009

It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of Sue Peacock – Dave’s wife of 36 years – on July 4th after a brave battle with lung cancer.

Despite being a lifelong non-smoker, she was diagnosed with the disease at an advanced stage last November.

Sue was quite simply a remarkable human being. Loved by anyone who was lucky enough to know her, she never had a negative point of view on anyone or anything even as it became clear she was losing her fight for life.

Sue and Chas’ wife Joan were inseparable best friends, and she and Dave were godparents to Chas and Joan’s children.

Sue was instrumental behind the scenes for Chas and Dave, working tirelessly on the side of the business that musicians just aren’t good at. It’s accurate to say that without Sue and Joan, there wouldn’t have been Chas and Dave.

To say that her death leaves a gaping hole in the lives of so many is an understatement beyond compare.

Our thoughts are with Dave, Joan, and all who were close to her at this incredibly sad time.


..the Joe Meek biopic finally hits the cinemas on June 19th. Ralf Little does a fantastic job of portraying a young Chas and Chas himself has a cameo role in the film alongside a star-studded cast including Kevin Spacey, Carl Barat, Nigel Harman, and Chas’ actress wife¬†Joan Hodges who plays Joe Meek’s mother. There are currently interviews running with Chas in various publications as well as an in-depth article on the film and Chas’ involvement in July’s Word magazine.