British-Jamaican singer-songwriter Errol Brown was born on this day in 1943. Brown was the frontman for the British soul-funk band Hot Chocolate. He received the MBE for his services to popular music in the United Kingdom. He and Tony Wilson wrote "Brother Louie," the story of an interracial romance, and released it in 1973. It reached #7 in the UK and #19 in Ireland. It was covered six months after its release in the UK by the American band Stories, who took it to #1 on the Hot 100 and earned a Gold record for over a million copies sold.