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Profile

Paul Young

Pop Musician
Male
Born Jan 17, 1956

For the singer with Sad Café and Mike & The Mechanics, see Paul Young. For other persons of the same name, see Paul Young (disambiguation).

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Timeline

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

CHILDHOOD

1956 Birth Born on January 17, 1956.

TWENTIES

1980 24 Years Old In August 1980, the British music magazine, NME reported that Q-Tips had just released their debut, self-titled album. … Read More
With poor record sales after the release of two albums and seven singles, the Q-Tips broke up in early 1982 when Paul Young signed a solo recording contract with Sony/CBS.
1983 27 Years Old Helped by the driving sound of Pino Palladino's fretless bass in his backing band, his first two singles, "Iron Out the Rough Spots" and a cover of "Love of the Common People", had no success, but the third, a cover of the Marvin Gaye song "Wherever I Lay My Hat", reached No. 1 in the UK singles chart for three weeks in the summer of 1983, the first of 14 British Top 40 singles. (The song was included on the soundtrack of the 1992 British comedy film Peter's Friends. … Read More
1984 28 Years Old The year 1984 was a difficult one for Young, as his first heavy promotional and live concert tour of America strained his vocal cords severely, to the extent that he was forced to rest his voice and did not sing for much of the year. … Read More
1985 29 Years Old He returned to the UK Top Ten with a version of Ann Peebles' "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down". The latter appeared on his second album, The Secret of Association, released in 1985, which secured his future success in the United States, Japan and Australia. … Read More

THIRTIES

1991 35 Years Old 1 More Event
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".
1993 37 Years Old In 1993, Young was freed from his contract with the CBS/Sony Records label, and afterward, released fewer solo albums. … Read More
1995 39 Years Old 1 More Event
He contributed to the Vangelis album Voices in 1995. … Read More

FORTIES

In 1996 however, Young was once again performing solo.
2001 45 Years Old 1 More Event
From there, he was known to divide his time between family, the informal Tex-Mex group Los Pacaminos, and performing live during 1980s revival tours in the UK between 2001 and 2008.

FIFTIES

2006 50 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Young and Smith split in May 2006; however, in March 2009, it was announced that they had reconciled. … Read More
2010 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, Young recorded and released a new hit "Come Back", a duet he did with electronic dance music act Chicane. … Read More
2015 59 Years Old Other media released by the band include an EP and a live album. In 2015, prominent member, Matt Irving died.