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Chas McDevitt

Chas McDevitt was born on December 4, 1934 in Glasgow, Scotland as Charles James McDevitt. He is known for his work on Nice Time (1957), Rock Around the World (1957) and The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). See full bio »

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Known For

Nice Time Music Department
The Ted Ray Show Themselves


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 1957 Nice Time (Short documentary) (musician - as Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group)
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 1957 Rock Around the World (performer: "Freight Train")
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 2018 Tales from Tin Pan Alley
 2015 What a Performance! Pioneers of Popular Entertainment (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Skiffle Musician
- Variety Finds a New Home (2015) ... Himself - Skiffle Musician
 2013 50s Britannia (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group
- Trad Jazz Britannia (2013) ... Himself - Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group
 2006 Never Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series)
Himself - Mystery Guest
- Episode #19.4 (2006) ... Himself - Mystery Guest
 2006 Folk Britannia (TV Series documentary)
- Ballads and Blues (2006) ... Himself
 1966 Five O'Clock Club (TV Series)
- Episode dated 9 March 1966 (1966) ... Himself (as Charles McDevitt)
 1961-1962 Thank Your Lucky Stars (TV Series)
- Episode #2.32 (1962) ... Himself
- Episode #2.7 (1961) ... Himself
 1958-1961 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary)
- Billy Wright (Footballer) (1961) ... Himself
- Tommy Steele (1958) ... Himself
 1958 The Ted Ray Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.5 (1958) ... Themselves (as Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group)
 1957 Off the Record (TV Series)
Themselves - Performers
- Episode #3.6 (1957) ... Themselves - Performers (as Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group)
 1957 Six-Five Special (TV Series)
Himself - and His Skiffle Group
- Episode #1.40 (1957) ... Himself - and His Skiffle Group
- Episode #1.15 (1957) ... Himself - and His Skiffle Group
 1957 Rock Around the World
Himself (as Chas. McDevitt Skiffle Group)
 1957 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- The Everly Brothers, Frances Farmer, Nancy Whiskey, Kaye Ballard (1957) ... Themselves (as Charles McDevitt and His Skiffle Group)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Also recorded for the budget-price Embassy label under the name of The Cranes Skiffle Group, where he covered his own recording of "Freight Train".

Alternate Names:

Charles McDevitt and His Skiffle Group | Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group | Chas. McDevitt Skiffle Group | Charles McDevitt

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