Churchill began playing the piano at the age of six and studied classical music until he was fifteen. He became interested in blues and rock music, and joined his first band Sons of Adam in Nottingham. Churchill then met Alvin Lee of The Jaybirds. At first, Churchill joined the band as its road manager, but he soon became the keyboard player. In November 1966 there was a name change to Ten Years After. With this group, Churchill played at major rock festivals including Woodstock in 1969, and the Isle of Wight Festival on 29 August 1970.
In 1973 he recorded a solo album You and Me featuring Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson of Supertramp.(Chrysalis 1051)
Solo Album You and me Line-Up Chick Churchill - piano, mellotron, moog synthesizer, vocals Gary Pickford-Hopkins - vocals Martin Barre - guitars Roger Hodgson - guitars and bass Bernie Marsden - guitars Leo Lyons - bass Cozy Powell - drums Ric Lee - drums Rick Davies - drums Bill Jackman - sax
01 Come And Join Me 5:10 02 Broken Engagement 3:09 03 You And Me 4:41 04 Reality in Arrears 7:02 05 Dream of Our Maker Man 2:58 06 Ode to an Angel 4:06 07 You're Not Listening 2:39 08 Chiswick Fly over 2:54 09 The Youth I Dreamt in Slipped Away 4:31 10 Falling Down An Endless Day 3:06