August 19th: Born on this day

1940, Born on this day, Ginger Baker, drummer, Cream, (1966 UK No.11 single ‘I Feel Free’). Ginger Bakers Airforce.

1940, Born on this day, Johnny Nash, singer, (1972 US No.1 single ‘I Can See Clearly Now’, 1975 UK No.1 single ‘Tears On My Pillow’).

1940, Roger Cook, songwriter, as a member of Blue Mink, (1970 UK No.3 single ‘Melting Pot’). Cook has had more than 80 top 30 hits, including ‘Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart’, ‘Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress’ , ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’ and ‘I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing.’

1943, Born on this day, Billy J Kramer, singer, (1964 UK No.1 & US No.7 single ‘Little Children’).

1945, Born on this day, Ian Gillan, vocals, Deep Purple, (1970 UK No.2 single ‘Black Night’, 1973 US No. 4 single ‘Smoke On The Water’).

1951, Born on this day, John Deacon, bass, Queen, (1975 UK No.1 single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ also UK No.1 in 1991, plus over 40 other UK top 40 singles, 1980 US No.1 single ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’).

1963, Born on this day, Joey Tempest, Europe, (1986 UK No.1 single ‘The Final Countdown’).

1970, Born on this day, MC Eric, Technotronic, (1989 UK No.2 single ‘Pump Up The Jam’).

1980, Born on this day, Darius, singer, 2001 UK TV’s Popstars contestant, who became famous for his rendition of Britney Spears ‘Baby One More Time’. (2002 UK No.1 single ‘Colourblind’).

1983, Born on this day, Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter, (2004 Australian No.1 single ‘Scar’, 2007 Australian No.1 single ‘Steer’).

1989, Born on this day, Lil’ Romeo, rapper, actor Lil’ (Percy Romeo Miller Jr), appeared in his own Nickelodeon show called Romeo. Son of rapper Master P, (2001 US No.4 single ‘My Baby’).

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