Slowhand's love of the songs and style of his late, great friend and inspiration has been well known throughout his entire solo career.
He passed away at just 47, but the drumming of Steppenwolf's backbone left a permanent mark on rock fans from the late 1960s onwards.
'Truly' was the crossover soul star's chart-topping, Grammy-winning follow-up to his No. 1 duet with Diana Ross, 'Endless Love.'
The 'Ricky Part 1' disc gave the teen idol a No. 1 on the Billboard EP chart of 25 November 1957, before he had either a No. 1 single or album.
'Keep Searchin'' was Del's last big success at home, despite many fine subsequent singles.
The debut LP was released when the Faces frontman was in the unusual situation of trying to launch solo and band careers at the same time.
In 1971, one of America's biggest rock bands adapted a motto from the Grand Seal of the United States.
In 1981, the four-track 'Jealous Lover' release qualified for Billboard's LP countdown.
In November 1987, 'China In Your Hand' became the UK's 600th No. 1 single.
A salute to the Californian writer-artist who created ‘On and On,’ ‘Save It For A Rainy Day,’ ‘Little Italy' and many others.
The second album by the British singer-songwritrer swiftly built on the success of his 'Human Racing' debut, released only nine months earlier.
Culture Club’s commercial heyday may have been drawing to a close, but ‘Waking Up With The House On Fire' still became their third US platinum album in less than two years.
The band were flying high when the dreadful news arrived, on 29 October 1971, that Duane Allman had been killed in a motorcycle accident.
Lou Reed is one of those musical happenings that seem to come out of nowhere, completely original, who have things to say that force people to listen.
Patsy recorded Willie Nelson's song just two months after a car crash that nearly killed her, and one of the most famous of all country songs was born.
'Now You Has Jazz', from the film High Society, was recorded by Louis Armstrong & Bing Crosby and made the US singles chart on 13 October 1956.