Chuck E. Weiss Dead at 76 - Noise11.com
Chuck E Weiss photo from Chuck E Weiss and the G-d Damn Liars Facebook page

Chuck E Weiss photo from Chuck E Weiss and the G-d Damn Liars Facebook page

Chuck E. Weiss Dead at 76

by Paul Cashmere on July 22, 2021

in News

Chuck E. Weiss, the songwriter name-checked in the Rickie Lee Jones classic ‘Chuck E.’s In Love’, has died at age 76 from cancer.

Jones was living with Tom Waits in Los Angeles when their friend Chuck E. Weiss (Jones referred to him as Chuck E.) called from Denver. Waits took the call and when he hung up told Jones’ “Chuck E’s in love”.

The final line of the song “Chuck E.’s in love with the little girl singing this song” suggested Weiss was in love with Jones but that was just a fictional twist Jones put into the lyric.

Chuck E. Weiss was one of Hollywood’s colourful characters. He was born in Denver and became a disc jockey on KFML-FM Denver in the 70s.

In 1981 he released his first album ‘The Other Side of Town’. He also featured on P’s only album of 1985 together with Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols. P was Gibby Haynes of Butthole Surfers and Johnny Depp.

Weiss also appeared in the occasional TV show. He was in a 2002 episode of Gilmore Girls and was in two episodes of ‘Married … With Children’.

Weiss is credited as co-writer of Tom Waits’ ‘Jitterbug Boy’ from ‘Small Change, 1976) and ‘Spare Parts’ from Waits’ ‘Nighthawks at a Diner’ (1975).

Noise11.com

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

NEW: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Comments

comments

Related Posts

ZZ Top, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Dusty Hill’s Wife Charleen McCrory Composes Heartfelt Obit For Her Husband

Charleen McCrory, the wife of ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, has written a heartfelt message for ZZ Top fans about her 19 year marriage to the Texan guitar star.

14 hours ago
Dolly Parton in concert photo by Ros O'Gorman
Dolly Parton Invested Songwriting Royalties To Nashville Community

Dolly Parton invested the revenue from Whitney Houston's hit cover of her song I Will Always Love You in a predominantly Black community in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

20 hours ago
Bryan Adams at AFL Grand Final media call on Thursday 1 October 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bryan Adams Signs With BMG

Bryan Adams says his new album has been delayed because he switched record labels.

21 hours ago
ZZ Top, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
ZZ Top Pay Tribute To Dusty Hills At First Performance After His Death

ZZ Top have paid tribute to bassist Dusty Hill as they played their first concert since his passing.

2 days ago
There Is A Brand New B-52’s ‘Love Shack’ Remix

#wholeshackshimmay the B-52’s classic ‘Love Shack’ has been remixed by DJ Cumberbund Tik Toxic.

4 days ago
Prince Welcome 2 America
Prince’s 10th Posthumous Album ‘Welcome 2 America’ Released

Prince is more prolific as a dead guy than most acts with a pulse. His new album ‘Welcome 2 America’ is his 10th posthumous album since his death in 2016.

4 days ago
Mark Knopfler image by Ros O'Gorman
Mark Knopfler Albums Compiled For Vinyl Collection

Mark Knopfler’s first five solo albums have been compiled into a next vinyl box set (with a CD edition coming as well).

5 days ago