Born On This Day 25th October

1985 – Ciara

Ciara Princess Harris, US singer, songwriter, record producer, (2004 US No.1 single ‘Goodies’, 2006 US No.1 album Ciara: The Evolution).

1984 – Katy Perry

Katy Perry, American singer-songwriter, who scored the 2008 single ‘I Kissed a Girl’ which was a worldwide hit topping the charts in over than 20 countries. Her 2013 single ‘Roar’ gave the singer her eighth non-consecutive US No.1 hit.

1970 – Ed Robertson

Ed Robertson, guitar, with Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies who scored the 1998 US No.1 & UK No.5 single ‘One Week’. The group has sold over 15 million records including albums and singles, and were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in March of 2018.

1968 – Todd Thomas

Todd Thomas, from American alternative hip hop group Arrested Development who scored the 1992 UK No.2 and US No. 8 single ‘People Everyday’. The group won two Grammy Awards in 1993 for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance and were also named Band of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine.

1965 – Nick Thorp

Nick Thorp, from British pop band, Curiosity Killed The Cat who had the 1989 UK No.14 single ‘Name And Number’ and the UK No.1 album Keep Your Distance.

1963 – John Leven

John Leven, Europe, (1986 UK No.1 single ‘The Final Countdown’).

1962 – Chad Smith

Chad Smith, drummer, Red Hot Chili Peppers (1992 UK No.26 single ‘Under The Bridge’, 2002 UK No.1 album ‘By The Way’).

1960 – Christina Amphlett

Australian singer Christina Amphlett with The Divinyls who had the 1991 US No.4 & UK No.10 single, ‘I Touch Myself’. Amphlett died on 21st April 2013 after battling breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.

1955 – Matthias Jabs

Matthias Jabs, from German rock band Scorpions. Their 1990 power ballad ‘Wind Of Change’ topped the European charts and was a No.4 hit in the US. The Scorpions hold the record for the best-selling single by a German artist and band.

1951 – Richard Lloyd

Richard Lloyd, American guitarist with Television. The group’s debut album, Marquee Moon, is often considered one of the defining releases of the punk era.

1950 – Chris Norman

Chris Norman, from English rock band Smokie who had the 1975 UK No.3 single ‘If You Think You Know How To Love Me’. Their most popular hit single was ‘Living Next Door to Alice’.

1948 – Glenn Tipton

English Grammy Award-winning guitar player and songwriter Glenn Tipton from Judas Priest who have sold over 50 million albums worldwide.

1947 – John Hall

John Hall from the British pop, R&B and rock group The Equals who had the 1968 UK No.1 & US No.32 single ‘Baby Come Back’ written by Eddy Grant.

1944 – Jon Anderson

English singer and songwriter Jon Anderson, who was a member of The Warriors, and Yes who scored the 1983 UK No.28 & US No.1 single ‘Owner Of A Lonely Heart’. Anderson is also noted for his solo career and collaborations with other artists, including Vangelis as Jon and Vangelis.

1944 – Taffy Danoff

Taffy Danoff, from American pop group Starland Vocal Band, who had the 1976 US No.1 & UK No.18 single ‘Afternoon Delight’ one of the biggest-selling singles of 1976.

1941 – Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy, Australian singer, songwriter who had the 1975 US No.1 & UK No.5 single ‘Angie Baby’). Cher had previously turned down the song. Reddy died on 29 September 2020 age 78.