Chas and Dave speak of 'emotional but exciting' Lane Farewell
17 May 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Legendary musical act Chas and Dave made a welcome return to White Hart Lane for Sunday's last-ever game at the stadium.
The duo, who wrote themselves into Club folklore during the 1980s, performing popular Spurs-themed hits such as ‘Ossie’s Dream’ and ‘Hot Shot Tottenham’, as well as a version of ‘Glory, Glory Hallelujah’ that is still to this day played at the final whistle when the team is victorious, received a thunderous ovation when they emerged pitchside for an interview at half-time in our eventual 2-1 win over Manchester United.
It was a first public appearance since Chas was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus in February. Thankfully he's on the mend and, although he is awaiting medical clearance to begin performing again, he spoke passionately about what it meant to be back at the Lane one final time.
“I first came here in the Fifties when I was about nine,” said the now-73-year-old.
“I have great, great memories of the Double team and when me and Dave made the recordings so it's a very emotional day today but very exciting as well.”
Dave, 71, added: “I used to come here when I was a little boy and sit on a wooden bench. My uncle was a scout here, in about 1954. We've still got fans (in the family) now.”
Watch the interview with Chas and Dave above.