Despite his well earned fame with Chas & Dave, it's only a fraction of the music legacy Chas Hodges has left us. As a young session musician in the late '50s, Hodges worked for the legendary producer Joe Meek, backing such rock and roll superstars as Jerry Lee Lewis and Gene Vincent (pictured below) and performing in The Outlaws with Ritchie Blackmore and Mike Berry.
In the early 1970s, Hodges played bass guitar and gave vocals in country rock band Heads Hands & Feet and performed tracks on The Old Grey Whistle Test
His bandmate with Head Hands & Feet was Albert Lee and the pair went on to play in the band Black Claw alongside Dave Peacock, a former session player for Joe Meek who would go on to become Chas' long running partner in Chas & Dave. However, in 1975, the pair played on Labi Siffre's Remember My Song album, including the track I Got The, which their guitar and bass riff was later lifted as a sample for Eminem's hit My Name Is.