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 Bryan “Chas” Chandler

Bryan “Chas” Chandler

Birth
Heaton, Metropolitan Borough of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Death 17 Jul 1996 (aged 57)
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Metropolitan Borough of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Burial North Shields, Metropolitan Borough of North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England
Memorial ID 14490946 · View Source
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Rock Musician, Producer. Bassist with the British music ensemble The Animals. After leaving school, he held the occupation of a turner with the Tyneside Shipyards and once he learned the guitar, he found a place as the bass player with the Alan Price Trio. With the addition of Eric Burdon in 1962 as lead singer and front-man, a name-change took place. The Animals went onto becoming one of the top rock and blues groups during the 1960s with the hits "House of the Rising Sun" (1964), "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (1965) and "We Got to Get Out of This Place" (1965). In 1966, Chandler began focusing on behind-the-scenes musical creativity following his exiting from The Animals after a tour. While attending a New York nightclub, he witnessed the unique style of a guitarist who went by the name of Jimi James (Jimi Hendrix). Convinced he would become a star, he brought Hendrix to England and put together the Jimi Hendrix Experience with Noel Redding (bass) and Mitch Mitchell (drums), with Chandler serving as manager and producer. In 1968, he took the reigns as producer and manager of the British ensemble Slade and over the next twelve years they yielded seven number one hits on the UK Charts and became one of the most successful British bands of the time. By the late 1970s, Chandler bought IBC Studios (which he ran for four years) and later established Barn Records. Occasionally, he joined The Animals on tour the last time being in 1984. By the late 1980s, his health declined from a variety of issues. He endured heart surgery and during that period, he suffered a collapsed kidney and multiple strokes. He died in the hospital while undergoing tests for an aortic aneurysm.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 3 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14490946
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bryan “Chas” Chandler (18 Dec 1938–17 Jul 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14490946, citing Preston Cemetery, North Shields, Metropolitan Borough of North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .