Chas Chandler
English musician and record producer
Chas Chandler
Bryan James "Chas" Chandler was an English musician, record producer and manager of several successful music acts.
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'All Is By My Side,' TIFF: Jimi Hendrix Film Fails Using Women, Not Music, To De-Mystify Legend
Huffington Post - over 3 years
One of the truly great and original artists to emerge from the 1960s -- a decade packed to overflowing with truly great and original artists -- Jimi Hendrix remains to us an ambiguous, inchoate figure. A dreamer, a visionary, prone to violent outbursts and fits of cruelty, a man somehow both childlike in his earnest open-mindedness and as cold and remote as a distant moon, Hendrix is almost always understood -- if, indeed, he is ever really “understood” –- through the music he left for us. His biographical details just aren’t that helpful; even his closest bandmates seem to have found him mystifying. Of course, Hendrix’s extraordinary, revolutionary catalogue of three proper studio records, several live recordings, and various outtakes and bootlegs, are required listening for any serious student of rock’n’roll music. Which is why it is impressively daring and yet, finally, baffling that "All Is By My Side," writer-director John Ridley’s dramatization of the year before Hendrix emerg ...
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The Most Anticipated Albums Of The Year?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gary Clark Jr. had to learn how to trust someone else to record his major label debut. When noted producer Mike Elizondo signed on to help with "Blak and Blu," Clark was more than a little leery. "I'm very sensitive," Clark said, chuckling as he recounted the story in a phone interview. "I like to hold onto what I do, like it's mine and this is the way it is. So I was a bit worried going in, you know? Having not known him, what is this cat gonna do to my songs? They're good as is. But I let it go: This is great, I'm getting to work with this amazing musician, great producer and a cool guy, so get over yourself and just make an album." "Blak and Blu," out this week, is one of the most anticipated albums of the year, put out by a talented guitarist seen as the future of the blues – and maybe rock `n' roll, too. Contrary to expectations, perhaps, this is not your average throwback electric blues album, running through a range of sounds and style ...
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Andre 3000 to Play Jimi Hendrix in “All Is By My Side” Biopic
Gossip On This - almost 5 years
After much speculation, it has finally been confirmed that Andre 3000 will take on the role of rock legend Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming biopic titled “All Is By My Side.” According to IFTN, the movie will cover the time Hendrix spent in England preparing his debut album; and filming — which will take at least six weeks — for the film begins next month in Ireland. IFTN understands that ‘All Is By My Side’ will document Hendrix’s period in England over 1966 and 1967 as he formulated his debut album and some of the greatest guitar music ever created. The feature film will be written and directed by John Ridley, who is best known as the writer of ‘Three Kings’ and ‘U-Turn’. The project is currently in pre-production in Wicklow, with principal photography set to begin in three weeks time in Dublin and Wicklow. The shoot will last six weeks in total. The film will be set in 1966 and 1967 and cover the period in which Hendrix was discovered in a New York club by Rolling Stone gui ...
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Iconic British Things: A Salute To Jim Marshall (1923 – 2012) And His Stack Of Glory
BBC Blogs- America - almost 5 years
A Marshall half-stack. Jim Marshall, the pioneer of loud guitar amplification and creator of the Marshall stack, has sadly passed away at the age of 88. The story of his career, and the rise of his company, is also the story of how the scrappy kids from the ’50s skiffle boom started to make inroads into the British music industry during the ’60s, until they were setting the standards for others to reach by the ’70s, and leaving a hefty rock ‘n’ roll template to either follow or ignore forever after. His name is on instrument amplifiers the world over, and his organization long since took its place alongside the iconic manufacturers of musical instruments – Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker etc – as being key players in the development of rock music. His career began as a London singer and amateur PA maker, during the Second World War. Kept out of the forces due to a bout of tuberculosis, he would double up on drums sometimes, as musicians were called up to the forces, and of course ...
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Larry Yaskiel: ejecutivo del rock británico enseña Lanzarote a los ingleses - DiariodeLanzarote.com
Google News - over 5 years
En otra ocasión, cuenta Larry, fue a casa de Chas Chandler, bajista de 'The Animals' y manager de Jimmy Hendrix y se encontró al genio de la guitarra haciendo punto de cruz. “La gente se piensa que era como el hombre salvaje de Borneo”
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roman_francais De quoi Hendrix est-il le nom ? - Les Échos
Google News - over 5 years
... le 101 e régiment aéroporté de Fort Campbell, l'humiliante audition chez Stax, la découverte par Chas Chandler (le bassiste des Animals), Londres et Clapton, la formation du Jimi Hendrix Experience, le lever de rideau pour Johnny Hallyday,
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Opening doors - nebusiness.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Since then Wall has become involved in many ventures, including property development with Ian Baggett's Adderstone Group, building flats on Gateshead Quays, and helping Chas Chandler find the money to build the 12000-seat arena in Newcastle
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The man 'shot' Hendrix - Wetherby Today
Google News - over 5 years
The guy who found JH in NYC, Chas Chandler, was a friend and asked me to work with Jimi soon after he arrived in London in October 1966. Due to one thing and another I didn't shoot my first session with the band until Feb 1967
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Today in Music History - July 9 - mysask.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Chas Chandler of "The Animals" took Hendrix, an American, to London in 1966 and arranged the formation of "The Experience" with Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding. Hendrix quickly became a superstar following his appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival
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Farewell, Space Shuttle Program: Five Classic Space Travel Songs - OC Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Starting with a tape-slowed conversation between Jimi (scoutship captain) and producer Chas Chandler (starfleet commander) about stumbling upon Earth, this mostly-instrumental jam on Hendrix' 1966 debut Are You Experienced shows Jimi's interest in the
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'Ware kunst komt voort uit ander bewustzijn' - de Volkskrant
Google News - over 5 years
Op dat moment kende vrijwel niemand hem in Engeland, behalve Chas Chandler, bassist van The Animals. Chandler had Hendrix in New York horen spelen en wist hem naar Europa te halen met de belofte dat hij The Beatles en Eric Clapton zou ontmoeten
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Still Alive? Hayley Atwell Says She's Eyeing Role In Jimi Hendrix Biopic With ... - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... at the time of Keith Richards who introduced him to The Rolling Stones' manager Andrew Loog Oldham and producer Seymour Stein—who both declined to work with him—and eventually to manager/producer Chas Chandler who helped launch his career
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Slade kommt zum Rock-of-Ages-Festival - Schwäbisches Tagblatt
Google News - over 5 years
Zum Rock of Ages kommt übrigens auch Eric Burdon, der mit dem früheren Slade-Manager Chas Chandler gemeinsam bei den Animals spielte. Kennen Sie sich? Sehr gut sogar. Ich habe ihn in den 1970ern oft getroffen. Ein sehr stiller
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Jimi Hendrix: Drei unveröffentlichte Stücke aus dem Jahr 1966 aufgetaucht - Powermetal.de
Google News - over 5 years
Hendrix flog im Jahre 1966 nach Großbritannien, um dort mit der neu gegründeten THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE unter Obhut von Produzent Chas Chandler (THE ANIMALS) das Debütalbum "Are You Experienced?" aufzunehmen. Die Aufnahmen entstanden daher wohl vor
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En la sencillez reside la genialidad - Noticias de Álava
Google News - over 5 years
Diez años después del nacimiento del rock and roll, un joven negro aterriza en Londres de la mano de Chas Chandler, bajista de los Animals, el grupo autor del mítico riff de The house of the rising sun. El tímido joven de Seattle encandila al star
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Jimi Hendrix comes to England - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Hendrix already had years on the US touring circuit as a backing musician when the former Animal, Chas Chandler, brought him to London, set him up with a band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and let him loose on the world
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Jimi Hendrix Murdered? Plausible : Wright or Wrong he's dead “I'll meet you in ... - Hollywood Today Newsmagazine
Google News - over 5 years
Michael wasn't always Jimi's manager – Chas Chandler, who was in The Animals, was managing and producing Jimi at first. The three of us, in fact – myself, Chas and Michael Jeffrey — all saw Jimi together in 1966 at the Café Wha in New York City
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chas Chandler
    FIFTIES
  • 1996
    Age 57
    Chandler died of an aortic aneurysm at Newcastle General Hospital on 17 July 1996, only days after performing his final solo show.
    More Details Hide Details Chandler's former home at 37 Second Avenue, Heaton is remembered with a black plaque placed on the wall by Newcastle City Council, which reads: "Chas Chandler 1938–1996. Founder member of the 'Animals'. Manager of Jimi Hendrix & Slade. Co-founder of Newcastle Arena. Lived in this house 1938–1964." Chandler had one son Steffan, from his first marriage. He later married Madeleine Stringer, with whom he had a son, Alex, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Katherine. Bibliography
  • 1995
    Age 56
    During the early 1990s, he helped finance the development of Newcastle Arena, a ten-thousand seat sports and entertainment venue that opened in 1995.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 38
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 29
    By 1968, Chandler had become fed up with the recording sessions for Hendrix's album Electric Ladyland, claiming they were self-indulgent.
    More Details Hide Details He left management services in the hands of Jeffery during the following year. Chandler then managed and produced the British rock band Slade for twelve years, during which they achieved six number one chart hits in the UK. Chandler bought IBC Studios which he renamed Portland Recording Studios, after the studio address of 35 Portland Place, London and ran it for four years until he sold it to Don Arden. Chandler also ran a series of record labels from the studios including Barn Records and Six of the Best. He formed a music publishing agency, as well as a production company and management companies. He also had a brief stint in which he produced the Philadelphia based rock group Horsepower-EMI Records, founded by Michael James Kennedy and Gary Marshall Marucci 1978-1994.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Chandler was a key figure in Hendrix's rise to critical and commercial success. Chandler provided the young musician with living accommodations and financed the Experience's first single "Hey Joe", before they had a recording contract. He was also instrumental in introducing Hendrix to Eric Clapton. It was through this introduction that Hendrix was given the opportunity to play with Clapton and Cream on stage. It was Chandler's idea for Hendrix to set his guitar on fire, which made national news when this idea was used at a concert at the Finsbury Astoria Theatre and subsequently at the Monterey Pop festival. Hendrix's sound engineer Eddie Kramer later recalled that Chandler was very hands on with the first two Hendrix albums, adding that "he was his mentor and I think it was very necessary."
  • 1966
    Age 27
    After the Animals underwent personnel changes in 1966, Chandler turned to becoming a talent scout, artist manager, and record producer.
    More Details Hide Details During his final tour with the Animals, Chandler saw a then-unknown Jimi Hendrix play in Cafe Wha?, a Greenwich Village, New York City nightclub. At the time Hendrix was performing under the name "Jimmy James." In September, Chandler convinced James to accompany him to Britain, which was made possible with the help of Michael Jeffery, who suggested that he revert to his actual name, and later suggested naming the band the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In Britain, Chandler recruited bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell as the other members of the Experience.
    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."
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  • 1965
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Chandler was also the most prominent of the group's backing vocalists and did occasional songwriting with Burdon.
  • 1962
    Age 23
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1938
    Born
    Born on December 18, 1938.
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