John Paul Young

Australian Singer
Born Jun 21, 1950

John Paul Young OAM, known as JPY or Squeak to fans, is a Scottish-born Australian pop singer who had a 1978 worldwide hit with "Love Is in the Air". Initially performing as John Young, he was associated with songwriters/producers Vanda & Young, who provided him with "Love Is in the Air", "Yesterday's Hero", "I Hate the Music" and "Standing in the Rain".… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of John Paul Young.


1950 Birth Born on June 21, 1950.


1962 12 Years Old Young was born John Inglis Young in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland, and his family emigrated to Australia, arriving in Sydney on Australia Day (26 January) 1962 when he was aged 11. … Read More
1967 17 Years Old Initially performing as John Young, his first involvement in music began in late 1967 when he formed a band, Elm Tree, with schoolmates. … Read More


1970 - 1972 2 More Events
1973 23 Years Old Young renewed his association with Albert Productions, signing with them as a solo artist. Vanda & Young had returned to Australia from UK in 1973, after his stint in Superstar, they took over as his producers and resumed writing songs for him.
1974 24 Years Old Young's third single "It's Only Love" was released in March 1974 but failed to chart in the top 50. … Read More
His next single was "Yesterday's Hero", which was released in March 1975, a song about the fleeting nature of pop stardom which clearly drew on Vanda & Young's own experiences as former teen idols. … Read More
1976 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Young's second album, J.P.Y., released in September 1976, which also peaked at No. 9, it contained three tracks co-written by Young with Morgan, including "Painting". … Read More
In January 1978, Young released a disco single titled "Standing in the Rain", originally the B-side to 1976's "Keep on Smilin'", "Standing in the Rain" became a No. 11 hit in Austria, No. 3 in the Netherlands and peaked at No. 4 in Germany, selling over 400,000 copies. … Read More
1979 29 Years Old The 1979 line-up of The All Stars were, Ray Arnott (ex-The Dingoes) on drums, Tony Buchanan on saxophone, Miller and Morgan, with Vanda & Young briefly joining on guitars to record Heaven Sent released in September.


1980 - 1983 3 More Events
1986 36 Years Old Young released two more one-off singles, "Spain", in October 1986 and "Don't Sing that Song", in June 1989.
1988 38 Years Old 1 More Event
On 25 January 1988 Young performed in the 'Royal Command, New South Wales Bicentennial Concert' in front of the Prince and Princess of Wales at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. … Read More
1989 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Newcastle's first FM radio station, New FM, was preparing to open in 1989 and Young was asked to head their All-Australian programme, Oz Made Mondays. … Read More


1994 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994 Young left 105.3 NEWFM in Newcastle and joined 2CH in Sydney, which only lasted six months.
1997 47 Years Old In 1997, Young made two trips to Germany following invitations to perform on a host of national and European television specials.
1998 48 Years Old Young returned to Germany in 1998 with The Allstar band for a month-long tour through both East and West Germany. … Read More


2000 - 2005 5 More Events
2006 56 Years Old 1 More Event
2006 saw Young return to the studio at Flashpoint Music to record his first album of new material in many years In Too Deep, for which he reunited with Vanda as producer and principal songwriter.
2008 58 Years Old Young then worked on a musical comedy titled Van Park, in 2008, which focuses on "a group of fellow music lovers have gathered to live out their remaining years" in a caravan park. … Read More
On 27 August 2009, Young was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame alongside Kev Carmody, The Dingoes, Little Pattie and Mental As Anything.


2012 62 Years Old In 2012, Young was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) "for service to the performing arts as a singer and songwriter, and through support for a range of charitable organisations". … Read More
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