Dave Higgs was the guitarist with the pub rock band Eddie and Hot Rods and wrote their first top 40 hit Teenage Depression.
Eddie and the Hot Rods burst on to the scene from Canvey Island in 1975 following in the footsteps of local pub rock heroes Dr Feelgood. It was this back to basics approach that forged the band. Following various early members dropping out of the band they numbered ex-boxer and vocalist Barry Masters, harp specialist Lew Lewis, guitarist and former Fix member and Dr Feelgood roadie, Dave Higgs, 15 year old schoolboy bass player Paul Gray and drummer Steve Nicol.
They followed Teenage Depression with the number 44 hit I might Be Lying in 1977 and the number 36 hit Quit This town the following year. They split in 1981, but re-grouped in 1992 for a European tour although Higgs left soon after the tour. Higgs died last weekend.