Chuck was bought into
the band by Leonard
who'd known him since high school.
He had previously played in a David Bowie cover band with Karlos
His contribution to the Dickies is very clear on the early albums
where he played (amongst other things) guitar, sax, and keyboards.
He became dissatisfied with the band after the release of Gigantor
and quit, only to return shortly after to help out with some
local L.A. shows.
Chuck became deeply depressed following a break up with his
first girlfriend and after a show at Topanga Canyon in 1981,
he returned home and commited suicide.