American guitarist, Charles Wayne Day well-known as Bing Day from the South Side of Chicago. He was also a baritone bluesman.

Picture of American guitarist, Charles Wayne Day
Caption: Picture of American guitarist, Charles Wayne Day (Photo: Pinterest)

About Charles Wayne Day Early Life

In Chicago, Illinois, United States, he was born on August 5, 1942, with the full name Charles Wayne "Chuck" Day. His parents Hugh Cassidy (father) and mother Mylda (Kleege). Also, he had a sibling Schea Cotton. He was very much interested in the field of music. At the age of 3, his musical abilities began to blossom.

Charles recorded the song “Pony Tail Partner” at Federal Records under the name Bing Day (1957) at the age of 15. His family helped him and moved him to Los Angeles after he realized that music was his true passion. He held American nationality and belonged to mixed ethnicity. Charles could have skipped college because he got his start in music at a young age.


In the year 1965, he moved to Los Angeles, California, and began a career as one of the most popular “unknown” rock and roll musicians. Charles became the bassist with Johnny Rivers’ Band and created the recognizable lead guitar riff that Rivers later used in “Secret Agent Man.”  He played bass for the Mamas and the Papas in 1967. Also, Charles served as the second guitarist on the songs “Monday, Monday” and “California Dreaming.” 

Charles Wayne Day performing on the stage
Caption: Charles Wayne Day performing on the stage (Photo: Pinterest)

During the 1970s and 1980s, he contributed to many records including Shel Silverstein’s Freaker’s Ball. He contributed to the Fritz the Cat soundtrack together with musicians Luther Tucker and Merl Saunders. He began his band in the year 1986. Charles lived in Fairfax, California after moving there in 1969, where he performed until he became ill in January 2007. He won Grammy awards for his music. 

Charles Wayne Day Wife

We didn't know if he was married or single at the time of his death. Therefore, it's hard to determine whether he had a wife or not. Also, no info about his marriage or girlfriend available on the internet.

Picture of Charles Wayne Day's daughter Owen Vanessa Elliot
Caption: Picture of Charles Wayne Day's daughter Owen Vanessa Elliot (Photo: The Sun)

However, Charles was identified as the biological father of Owen Vanessa Elliot, a child of the late Mamas and The Papas vocalist Cass Elliot, after Day’s passing.

Charles Wayne Day Net Worth 

Charles Wayne Day had collected an estimated net worth of $5 Million at the time of his death. His prime source of earnings came from professional career. Also, Charles made the most of his money from selling Yeezy sneakers. 

The amount of money he made from his profession was significant enough to qualify as one of the greatest celebrity cashouts ever, despite the fact that he inflated the scale of his business throughout the years.

About Death of Charles Wayne Day 

At the age of 65 years old, Charles Wayne Day passed away in Healdsburg, California, United States. He died on March 10, 2008. After receiving care at Marin General Hospital for three months, he was moved to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. 

Charles Wayne Day performing on the stage
Caption: Charles Wayne Day performing on the stage (Photo: Pinterest)

Then to District Hospital in Healdsburg, where he stayed until his death on March 10, 2008. Charles was honored with a memorial service and a procession in Fairfax on March 22, 2008. 

Charles Wayne Day Height

Charles Wayne Day had a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 75 kg.