When I was 17 I always listened the song "Gary Gilmore's Eyes" (and New Church too).
This guy is Gary Gilmore:
He was a murder, was executed by firing squad in 1977.
In 1977, The Adverts had a top 20 hit in the UK with the song "Gary Gilmore's Eyes". The lyrics describe an eye donor recipient realizing his new eyes came from the executed Gary Gilmore ;3