|Birth name||Paul Antony Young|
|Born||17 January 1956|
|Associated acts||Kat Kool & The Kool Kats|
Paul Antony Young (born 17 January 1956) is an English pop musician, who is not to be confused with the late singer Paul Young who was in Sad Café and Mike & The Mechanics. Events 38 BC - Octavian marries Livia Drusilla. 1287 - King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Luton ( is a large town in the east of England, 32 miles (51 kilometres north of London. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is a term used to describe R&B or Soul music performed by white artists A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music This article is about the record label founded in 2006 For the earlier CBS Records label see Columbia Records. Q-Tips are an English rock band first formed in 1979 from the remnants of the 70s rock outfit Streetband. Events 38 BC - Octavian marries Livia Drusilla. 1287 - King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Paul Young ( 17 June, 1947 – July 15, 2000) was a singer and percussionist who worked with several successful bands including Sad Café Sad Café is an English Rock band, which formed in Manchester in the late 1970s Mike + The Mechanics were an English rock / pop band formed in 1985 as a Side project of Mike Rutherford, a founding
Paul was born in Luton, Bedfordshire. He has an older brother Pat and an older sister Amanda. After school, he went to work at the Vauxhall Motors factory and in his spare time played in several bands as bass guitarist. Vauxhall Motors is a British automobile company It is a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation (GM and is part of GM Europe. The first group for which he became lead singer was Kat Kool & The Kool Kats. The lead vocalist (or lead singer) is the member of a band who sings the main vocal portions of a song In the late 1970s he joined the Streetband, who had one Top 20 hit in the UK, with the humorous, novelty track "Toast", reaching No. The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Toast is sliced Bread which has been browned by exposure to dry Heat ("toasted" 18 in November 1978.
In December of 1979 the Streetband broke up and Young formed the Q-Tips, who established their name by playing live but had no hits in the UK, although their single "Letter Song" did enjoy minor success in mainland Europe. Q-Tips are an English rock band first formed in 1979 from the remnants of the 70s rock outfit Streetband.
The Q-Tips went their separate ways in 1982, and Young was signed by CBS Records as a solo performer. This article is about the record label founded in 2006 For the earlier CBS Records label see Columbia Records. His first two singles, "Iron Out the Rough Spots" and a re-make of "Love of the Common People" had no success, but the third, a cover of the Marvin Gaye classic "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" was No. Marvin Pentz Gay Jr, known as Marvin Gaye ( April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American Singer-songwriter " Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home " is a song written by Marvin Gaye, Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield, first recorded by Gaye in 1962 1 in the UK singles chart for three weeks in the summer of 1983, and the first of fourteen British Top 40 singles. The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry
Similar success followed all over Europe. In the UK, follow-up single "Come Back and Stay" reached No. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located 4, and a re-release of "Love of the Common People" made it to No. 2, while his debut album No Parlez was certified platinum in various countries. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public No Parlez is a 1983 Album by Paul Young. It was released with a different cover for North America
Young's style at the time was a warm, approachable white soul, though he sometimes received playful criticism for his fashion decisions. Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is a term used to describe R&B or Soul music performed by white artists However, his choice of an Antony Price leather suit for the cover of No Parlez was impractical for stage, where an energetic show dictated more robust clothing. Antony Price is a London Fashion designer who is best known for glamorous evening wear and suits and for the seventies icon of the cap sleeve T-shirt (trading No Parlez is a 1983 Album by Paul Young. It was released with a different cover for North America
1984 was a difficult year for Young, as his first heavy promotional and live concert tour of America affected his vocal cords to the extent that he couldn't sing at all for most of the year. He recovered, however, to famously perform the opening line to the Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and his second album, The Secret of Association, secured his future success in the U.S., Japan and Australia. Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money " Do They Know It's Christmas? " is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 specifically to raise money for relief of 1984–1985 famine The Secret of Association is the title of the second album released by Paul Young. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. He continues to have occasional voice and throat difficulties, though.
Young's biggest worldwide hit followed in 1985 with a version of Daryl Hall's "Everytime You Go Away". Daryl Hall (born Daryl Franklin Hohl on October 11, 1946 Pottstown Pennsylvania) is an American singer and songwriter best known as half " Everytime You Go Away " is a song written by Daryl Hall and covered by Paul Young in 1985 (see 1985 in music)
He continued to have a successful career, with some highlights such as singing the Crowded House track "Don't Dream It's Over" at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute in 1988, producing a popular duet, "Senza una donna-Without a Woman", with Italian blues singer Zucchero in 1991, and singing "Radio Ga Ga" with Queen in 1992, at the tribute concert to the recently deceased Freddie Mercury. Crowded House is a rock group formed in Melbourne, Australia and led by New Zealand musician and Singer-songwriter Neil Finn. " Don't Dream It's Over " is a rock song written by New Zealander Neil Finn and performed by New Zealand / Australian band The Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute was a global broadcast event staged on June 11, 1988 at the Wembley Stadium, London A duet is a Musical composition or piece for two Performers In Classical music the term is most often used for a composition for two singers " Senza una Donna " (Without a Woman is a 1987 song written and performed by Zucchero Fornaciari and rerecorded in 1991 with Paul Young. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Adelmo Fornaciari (born September 25 1955) more commonly known by his Stage name Zucchero, is an Italian rock singer "Radio Ga Ga" is a song performed and recorded by the band Queen, written by their drummer Roger Taylor. Queen were an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991 was a Zanzibar -born British Musician, best known as the lead In 1991, he recorded a duet with Irish group Clannad for the Blake Edwards film Switch, a cover of the Joni Mitchell song "Both Sides Now". A duet is a Musical composition or piece for two Performers In Classical music the term is most often used for a composition for two singers Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Clannad are a Grammy Award -winning Irish musical group, from Gweedore ( Gaoth Dobhair) County Donegal. Blake Edwards (born July 26, 1922) is an Academy Award -winning American Film director, Screenwriter, and producer Switch is a 1991 film by Blake Edwards. Ellen Barkin plays a Sexist, Chauvinist man who is murdered and Reincarnated In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7 1943) is a Canadian Musician, Songwriter, and Both Sides Now is an Album by Joni Mitchell, released in 2000
"Don't Dream It's Over", "Senza una donna-Without a Woman", and "Both Sides Now" all feature on his first greatest hits album, entitled From Time To Time - The Singles Collection, released in 1990, including the most prominent hit singles from his first four solo albums, the three above mentioned songs and a fourth previously unreleased track, called "I'm Only Foolin' Myself". " Don't Dream It's Over " is a rock song written by New Zealander Neil Finn and performed by New Zealand / Australian band " Senza una Donna " (Without a Woman is a 1987 song written and performed by Zucchero Fornaciari and rerecorded in 1991 with Paul Young. Both Sides Now is an Album by Joni Mitchell, released in 2000 A greatest hits album (sometimes referred to as a " best of " album is a Compilation album of successful previously released Songs by a particular From Time To Time - The Singles Collection is a compilation album by Paul Young, released in 1991
Young has released fewer solo albums since he was freed from his contract with CBS/Sony Records in 1993. Wickham, formerly spelled Wykeham, is a Civil parish and small Market town in Hampshire, southern England, about three miles He reformed the Q-Tips for a short series of concerts that year. Q-Tips are an English rock band first formed in 1979 from the remnants of the 70s rock outfit Streetband. He contributed to the Vangelis album Voices in 1995. Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (Born March 29, 1943 in Volos, Greece) ( Greek: Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου Voices is a 1995 album by Greek electronic composer and artist Vangelis. Young sang the British national anthem "God Save the Queen", on the eve of England's Euro '96 semifinal match against Germany. "God Save the Queen", or "God Save the King", is an anthem used in a number of Commonwealth realms It is the National The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship ( Euro 96) was hosted by England. The German national football team (Die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft From 1950 to 1990 the team was also informally called West Germany in English as since Now he divides his time between family, the informal Tex-Mex group Los Pacaminos, and performing live during Eighties revival tours in the UK (in 2001 and 2003). Tejano music (Spanish-Texan music is the name given to various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Hispanic populations of Central and Southern Texas The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
In September 2006, he appeared in the BBC1 cookery show Celebrity Masterchef, and won his show, allowing him a place in the semi-final. Masterchef is a BBC television Cookery Game show. It ran initially from 1990 to 2001, and was revived in a different format A year later, he was a contestant on another cookery show, ITV's Hell's Kitchen. Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent Hell's Kitchen is a British Cookery Reality show airing on ITV which features prospective chefs competing with each other for a final prize He was ejected from Hell's Kitchen on 15 September 2007, as a result of public vote. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Young met his wife, model Stacey Smith, while making the UK video of Come Back and Stay in 1983. The Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL was a rebel group in Liberia that became active in March 2003, launching attacks from Côte d'Ivoire. In May 2006, it was announced that the couple had separated.  They have three children: daughters Levi (born 1987) and Layla (born August 1994), and son Grady-Cole (born January 1996).
He went to Ashcroft High School in Luton. Ashcroft High School is a state Secondary school catering for students aged between 11 and 16 Luton ( is a large town in the east of England, 32 miles (51 kilometres north of London.