Chas Chandler

Musician and Record Producer
Born Dec 18, 1938

Bryan James "Chas" Chandler was an English musician, record producer and manager of several successful music acts.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chas Chandler.


1938 Birth Born on December 18, 1938.


1962 23 Years Old Chandler was born in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne in Northumberland U.K. After leaving school, he worked as a turner in the Tyneside shipyards. Having originally learned to play the guitar, he became the bass player with The Alan Price Trio in 1962.
1965 26 Years Old After Eric Burdon joined the band, the Alan Price Trio was renamed the Animals. Chandler's bass lines were rarely given critical attention but some, including the opening riff of the group's 1965 hit "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" subsequently received praise. … Read More
1966 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1966, despite commercial success, Chandler became disillusioned with the lack of money, recalling that, "We toured non-stop for three years, doing 300 gigs a year and we hardly got a penny."
1968 29 Years Old 1 More Event
His enthusiasm fueled Hendrix during the early days, but halfway through the recording of his third album in 1968, Electric Ladyland, much had changed within the band’s framework. … Read More


1977 38 Years Old In 1977, Chandler played and recorded with the Animals during a brief reunion and he joined them again for a further revival in 1983, at which point he sold his business interests, in order to concentrate on being a musician.


1995 56 Years Old During the early 1990s, he helped finance the development of Newcastle Arena, a ten-thousand seat sports and entertainment venue that opened in 1995.
1996 57 Years Old 1 More Event
Chandler died of an aortic aneurysm at Newcastle General Hospital on 17 July 1996, only days after performing his final solo show. … Read More
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