1981 – Steve Currie, T-Rex was killed in a car crash returning to his home near Vale de Parra, Algarve, Portugal. 33 years old, he Joined T. Rex (recently renamed from Tyrannosaurus Rex) as bass guitarist in late 1970, also worked as a session player, played on ‘Motorbikin’ by Chris Spedding.
1972 – T Rex Has No. 1 in the UK on This Day in Rock Music History! Metal Guru tops the chart in the UK… the band’s 4th No. 1. But also ‘Bolan Boogie’ is at UK No. 1 for Albums..
1971 – T Rex scored their first No.1 album with their 6th release ‘Electric Warrior’.
1971 – T Rex were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hot Love.’ The groups first of four UK No.1’s.
1947 – Born on this day Steve Currie, T Rex, (1971 UK No.1 single ‘Hot Love’, plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles). Currie died on 28th April 1981.