On this day, 2011, Adele went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Someone Like You'. The track was also No.1 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Finland, France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom.
On this day, 1977, 29-year-old former T Rex singer Marc Bolan was killed instantly when the car driven by his girlfriend, Gloria Jones, left the road and hit a tree in Barnes, London. Miss Jones broke her jaw in the accident. The couple were on the way to Bolan's home in Richmond after a night out at a Mayfair restaurant. A local man who witnessed the crash said, 'When I arrived a girl was lying on the bonnet and a man with long dark curly hair was stretched out in the road - there was a hell of a mess.'
On this day in 1967, Jimi Hendrix's debut LP, 'Are You Experienced?' entered the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, where it stayed for 106 weeks, including 77 weeks in the Top 40. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it No.15 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and two years later it was selected for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in the United States.
Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along The Watchtower
On this day, 2008, Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member Rick Wright died aged 65 from cancer. Wright appeared on the group's first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, in 1967 alongside Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and Nick Mason. David Gilmour who joined the band at the start of 1968 said: "He was such a lovely, gentle, genuine man and will be missed terribly by so many who loved him." In 2005, the full band reunited - for the first time in 24 years - for the Live 8 concert in London's Hyde Park. Wright had also contributed vocals and keyboards to Gilmour's 2006 solo album On An Island.
Born on this day, 1950, Paul Kossoff, guitar, Free, (1970 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'All Right Now'). Formed Back Street Crawler. He died of a heart attack on 19th March 1976 during a flight from Los Angeles to New York.
Joe South, who wrote hits including Games People Play and Hush, died on this day 2012 following a heart attack, aged 72.
He penned dozens of songs in the 1960s and 70s for artists as diverse as Elvis Presley and Deep Purple.
He was also a renowned guitarist, who played on Aretha Franklin's single Chain of Fools and Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde album.