Hubert Leroy “Herbie” Goins was born on February 21, 1939, and died on October 27, 2015.
Herbie was an American rhythm & blues singer.
He worked mainly in England in the 1960s, notably with Alexis Korner and then as the leader of Herbie Goins & The Night-Timers (or Nightimers).
Herbie later continued his career based in Italy.
He was born and grew up in Ocala, Florida, and sang in his local church as a child before forming his first blues group, The Teen Kings.
Herbie later moved to New York City and continued his singing career, opening for such acts as B. B. King, Bobby Bland and Sam Cooke.
He was drafted in the late 1950s and served as a GI in the medical corps in Germany, with Edwin Starr.
After leaving the US Army and joining the band led by Eric Delaney, with whom Herbie travelled to England.
Herbie then joined the Chris Barber Band for a time, before, in late 1963, becoming the featured singer in Alexis Korner’s band, Blues Incorporated.
In February 1964, he sang on the Blues Incorporated album Live At The Cavern, and later in the year on their album Red Hot From Alex, alongside such musicians as Dick Heckstall-Smith, Danny Thompson and Art Themen.
Herbie Goins passed away at age 76 in October 2015.