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Chas Hodges memory to be honoured with a star-studded tribute night

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Richard Isaac/REX/Shutterstock (9745225x) Chas & Dave - Chas Hodges British Summer Time Hyde Park Festival Day 3 in London, UK - 08 Jul 2018
Chas Hodges passed away last month of pneumonia (Picture: Richard Isaac/REX/Shutterstock)

The details of Chas Hodges memorial concert have been confirmed, giving fans a final chance to pay tribute to his memory.

The Aint No Pleasing You singer – one half of Chas and Dave – who passed away last month at the age of 74 will be remembered with a London concert on 17 December, hosted by his music partner Dave Peacock.

A tweet sent from the pairs joint Twitter account described it as an evening of music and entertainment in memory of Chas Hodges.

The tweet also includes a heartfelt message from Dave, who said: Itll be very strange for me playing a show without my mate.

But Im sure hed have been well-pleased with the line-up that will be paying tribute to him.

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. pic.twitter.com/QxsBuC9Uv1

— Chas And Dave (@chas_dave) October 12, 2018

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 at the concert.

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It was also revealed yesterday that Chas private funeral was held earlier this week. The Twitter announcement described it as a small, private service.

While the funeral was private, 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.

Charles Hodges and David Peacock aka Chas and Dave (Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

The Chas and Dave star was originally believed to have died of oesophageal cancer, however his relatives have since learned that the disease was under control before he passed away, and he was in fact battling pneumonia at the time of his death.

A statement posted on Twitter previously stated: For the record, we would like to clarify that Chas did not die of cancer. The doctors 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 and Dave rose to fame in the 1970s for their eclectic mix of pop and folk music.

Their hits included Aint No Pleasing You, The Sideboard Song and Rabbit.

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