Born On This Day 19th October

October 19th

1992 – Lil Durk

Durk Banks, known professionally as Lil Durk, American rapper and singer, and the lead member and founder of the collective and record label Only the Family. The Voice of the Heroes (2021), became his first release to debut atop the US Billboard album chart.

1976 – Pete Loeffler

Pete Loeffler lead guitarist and lead singer, Chevelle.

1972 – Pras

American rapper, record producer, songwriter Pras, who with The Fugees had the 1996 UK No.1 single ‘Killing Me Softly’. Solo, hits include ‘Getto Supastar, That’s Is What You Are’, with Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

1966 – Sinitta

Sinitta, singer, (1986 UK No.2 single ‘So Macho’).

1960 – Daniel Woodgate

Daniel Woodgate, drummer from English ska band Madness. They have had 15 singles reach the UK top ten, hits include ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘Our House’ and ‘It Must Be Love’.

1960 – Jennifer Holliday

Jennifer Holliday, US singer, (1982 US No.22 & UK No.32 single ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’).

1957 – Karl Wallinger

Karl Wallinger, keyboardist with The Waterboys, (1985 album ‘This Is The Sea’). Wallinger quit the band in 1986. He went on to be singer and guitarist with World Party, (1993 UK No.19 single with ‘Is It Like Today’). The Wallinger penned song ‘She’s The One’ gave Robbie Williams a UK No.1 hit in 1999.

1956 – Nino DeFranco

Nino DeFranco, from family pop group The DeFranco Family, who scored the 1973 US No.3 single ‘Heartbeat-It’s A Lovebeat’, the biggest selling US single of 1973. Based on The Osmonds, the group featured 10 year old Tony DeFranco.

1948 – Pat Simmons

Pat Simmons, guitarist, singer with The Doobie Brothers who had the 1979, US No.1 single ‘What A Fool Believes’ and the 1993 UK No.7 single ‘Long Train Runnin’.

1947 – Wilbert Hart

Wilbert Hart, singer from American R&B/soul vocal group The Delfonics who had the 1968 US No.4 single ‘La-La Means I Love You’, and the hits ‘Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)’, and ‘Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)’.

1946 – Keith Reid

Keith Reid, Procol Harum, 1967 UK No.1 & US No.5 single ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ (one of the few singles to have sold over 10 million copies) and scored the hits ‘Homburg’, ‘Conquistador’.

1945 – Jeannie C Riley

Jeannie C Riley, singer, (1968 US No.1 & UK No.12 ‘Harper Valley PTA’. Jeannie won a Grammy for the best female country singer of 1968).

1944 – George McCrae

George McCrae, (1974 UK & US No.1 single ‘Rock Your Baby’).

1944 – Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh, guitar, vocals, The Wailers, left in 1974, (1978 UK No.43 single ‘You Gotta Walk, Don’t Look Back’). Tosh was murdered by burglars at his home on 11th September 1987