This page highlights various tributes paid to Chas & Dave from a wide section of the entertainment industry expressed in quotes, letters, cover versions, articles etc.
Sir Bradley Wiggins – Olympic champion, world record holder, and Britain’s first Tour De France winner cited Chas & Dave as a big musical influence and chose ‘That’s What I Like’ as one of his Desert Island Discs in 2015.
On series 2 of An Idiot Abroad Karl Pilkington was granted one ‘bucket list’ wish by Ricky Gervais. He chose to sing Aint No Pleasing You with Chas & Dave. We were more than happy to oblige!
In 2004 The Libertines emerged as serious Chas & Dave fans, and Pete & Carl can be heard here singing their praises (with C&D reciprocating) on a Radio 1 special about London culture (narrated by the superb Leslie Phillips in case you didn’t notice!)
Jack Clement was the engineer at the legendary Sun Studios where Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash etc. made rock ‘n’ roll history. Jack recorded them all and was the man who first noticed Elvis’s talent. In 2000 he heard a copy of ‘The World Of Chas & Dave’ and felt compelled to write this letter to the label boss. Jack became a close friend of Chas & Dave’s and sadly passed-away in 2013.
Tori Amos covered “That’s What I Like” and “London Girls” as a ‘tribute to Chas & Dave’ on the CD single of ‘Caught A Lite Sneeze’ in 1995 (East West).
Tom Jones’s version of “That Old Piano” from his 1983 album “Don’t Let Our Dreams Die Young” (Mercury)