The famous Manchester R&B club reopened in its new location on September 18, 1965 with a visit from a favourite band.
The quartet's commercial momentum continued with their third album.
The Welsh stalwart inspired by Lead Belly and Big Bill Broonzy helped introduce R&B-tinged rock to a huge audience.
His talents as a flute, saxophone and keyboard player, and sometime writer, were also much employed in numerous other settings.
Some of the finest recorded work by one of the most distinguished British writer-performer-producers of them all.
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 January 20, 1966 made good reading for the SDG.
Their debut album included some of the SDG's covers as well as originals by the group and Steve Winwood.
On January 7, 1967, saxophone player-bandleader Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley surprised everyone by entering the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.'
On the Billboard chart for December 31, 1966, Spencer and the group took their bow at No.100 with ‘Gimme Some Lovin.’’
On 15 December 1966, the band entered the UK singles chart for the fifth time that year with ‘Happy Jack,' which became their first US top 40 hit.
The 29-track set covers just over a decade, from Jones' early recording days in 1964 through to 1975.
Mervyn 'Muff' Winwood will receive the A&R Icon title at the inaugural A&R Awards in London in November 2016.
Lewis Merenstein, whose most famous credit was producing Van Morrison's 1968 classic Astral Weeks, died on 6 September in New York at the of 81.
After Hours by Gary Moore, containing a collaboration with B.B. King, entered the UK chart on 21 March, 1992 and became his highest-charting solo album, .