After the group's original and versions by everyone from Al Green to Brenda Lee, Joe made the song his own.
The success of the southern rock band's 1973 debut album led to a follow-up featuring the anthemic 'Sweet Home Alabama.'
The Mad Dogs and Englishmen concert movie premiered on 22 January 1971, showing cinema audiences Joe Cocker at the peak of his powers.
Ringo Starr kept his impressive run of solo success going with the release on 15 November 1974 of the Goodnight Vienna album.
On a 1 November 1971 release, George Harrison returned a favour to Gary Wright by playing on his Footprint album, before joining him on TV.
Why is Sheryl Crow one of the unluckiest artists in the history of the album charts? We explain in our look at her third album The Globe Sessions.
Eric Clapton spent the '60s forming his reputation in one great band after another, but on 25 July 1970, his solo name was on the charts for the first time.
The Second Sons are one to watch in 2017, a rock band steeped in the blues but with the feel of modernity.
After the success of Derek & the Dominos' 'Layla,' Eric Clapton had 'Let It Rain' released as a solo US single. It charted on 23 September 1972.
Keith Richards will release his first solo studio album for 23 years on September 18, when ‘Crosseyed Heart’ appears on Virgin EMI.