- real name Robert John Gwilliam and originally from Penygraig, Tonypandy - died when a ferocious fire ripped through a terraced house in Westbury Terrace, Canton, Cardiff.
Aled Jones, Katherine Jenkins and Bryn Terfyl lead the singing of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau at the opening of the Six Nations' The late Welsh guitarist Tich
Gwilym often closed gigs with his trademark heavy rock version of the anthem
The concert at the Coal Exchange on Tuesday, August 16, is to feature a line-up of Welsh bands - including Man, Snatch it Back and Sassafras - and proceeds will go to the Tich
Gwilym Foundation, which will help encourage young people to learn to play the guitar.
He was lead singer with the band Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich
Gwilym was posthumously given an award for his special
The Wenallt Chapel in Cardiff was filled not only with mourners but with the sounds of music as crowds gathered to pay their last respects to guitarist Tich
On the Sunday scene, the Nuneaton twosome of Tich
Moon and Dave Turner plundered the Division One spoils with Frank Hopkinson and Peter Albrighton battling hard in second spot.
The singer, who topped the charts with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich
, discovered he had the disease after a routine medical check up.
He presented a lifetime achievement award to local DJ Tich
However publicity led to speculation that Welsh axe-man Tich
Gwilym, who died in a Cardiff house fire in 2005, may have been behind the recording.
Gwilym was a man so attached to his music he kept a guitar by his bed in case he got inspiration in the night.