1940 – He was born this year in London.
1959 – He was one of Britain's most significant early pop stars. His first hit "What Do You Want", came in 1959 and hit number one on the UK Singles Chart, and with subsequent songs like "Poor Me" (another chart topper),"Someone Else's Baby" (a UK #2)and "Don't That Beat All".
1960 – He gave a credible account of himself on the TV interview series Face to Face with John Freeman in December this year.
1961 – While still a musician he had appeared in films such as Beat Girl (1961), but now he concentrated on acting in the theatre.
1970 – He went into music management, notably managing Leo Sayer among others. He starred as the eponymous "hero" in the 1970s television series Budgie, about an ex-convict, but after a car accident as a result of which he almost lost a leg, his career suffered something of a decline.
1975 – It restarted this year when he landed a major role as the manipulative manager of rock star David Essex in the film 'Stardust'.
1980 – His interests moved from show business to finance, and he became an astute financial investments advisor.
1986 – He was hired as a financial journalist; by the Daily Mail and its sister paper the Mail on Sunday. He also had an involvement with the television Money Channel. He has a heart problem that started this year.
1990 – In the early part of this year, he had another hit TV series in Love Hurts co-starring with Zoe Wanamaker.
2001 – The channel proved to be an unsuccessful venture and closed down this year. Adam Faith was declared bankrupt owing a reported £32 million.
2003 – On the 8th day of March this year, he died in hospital of a heart attack early on Saturday morning.
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