The founder of the Spencer Davis Group died in hospital following a heart attack.
The quartet's commercial momentum continued with their third album, 'Autumn '66.'
Written and produced by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, the song was a typically groundbreaking offering by the London pacesetters.
The Welsh stalwart inspired by Lead Belly and Big Bill Broonzy helped introduce R&B-tinged rock to a huge audience.
The biggest singles and most memorable album landmarks of the mighty British band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 14 April 2018.
Having had the support of much-respected broadcaster and author Charlie Gillett, the band now turned to the production expertise of former Spencer Davis Group member Muff Winwood.
The UK charts of 20 January 1966 made good reading for the SDG.
On 6 January 1979, their eponymous gave the band their first-ever appearance on the Billboard album listings.
A new compilation from the days when Nirvana was an Irish-Greek symphonic rock outfit.
Mervyn 'Muff' Winwood will receive the A&R Icon title at the inaugural A&R Awards in London in November 2016.