Paul Young
English pop musician
Paul Young
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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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Jan. 17: Actress Betty White is 94. Actor James Earl Jones is 85. Talk-show host Maury Povich is 77. Singer William Hart of The Delfonics is 71. Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor is 68. Singer Sheila Hutchinson of The Emotions is 63. Singer Steve Earle is 61. Singer Paul Young is 60. Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 59. Singer Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles is 57. Actor Jim Carrey is 54. Actor Denis O'Hare ("American Horror Story") is 54. Actor Joshua Malina is 50. Singer Shabba Ranks is 50. Actor Naveen Andrews ("Lost") is 47. Musician Kid Rock is 45. Actor Freddy Rodriguez ("Six Feet Under") is 41. Actress-singer Zooey Deschanel is 36. Singer Ray J is 35. Country singer Amanda Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons is 34. DJ Calvin Harris is 32. Drummer Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers is 30. Actor Jonathan Keltz ("Reign," ''Entourage") is 28. Actress Kathrine Herzer ("Madame Secretary") is 19.
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Talkin' Jaco with Metallica's Robert Trujillo, Chatting with Denise Donatelli, Plus the Nolatet, Svetlana & The Delancey Five and Rolla Olak Exclusives
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A Conversation with Robert Trujillo Mike Ragogna: Robert, was your first big musical inspiration Jaco Pastorius? Robert Trujillo: Yeah. I'm always pulling and really feeding off of my inspirations, I think most musicians do. But I try to incorporate a lot of that influence in what I do. So Jaco was definitely a huge inspiration back in 1979 when I saw him for the first time. It really did change my life and set me on an interesting creative path. Definitely. MR: When did you first see him perform live? RT: I saw him with Weather Report. I had started hearing about him in the late seventies and then in 1979 they came through town. They were playing at the Santa Monica civic auditorium, that was our local concert venue at the time. The great thing about Santa Monica civic auditorium was it was a place you could ride your bike to. In this case my dad dropped me and my friends off and we'd go see Ronnie James Dio or Jean-Luc Ponty or Weather Report or the Pretenders. There wa ...
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World War II Reunions Poignant For Dwindling Veterans
Huffington Post - over 3 years
DAYTON, Ohio -- DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Paul Young rarely talked about his service during World War II — about the B-25 bomber he piloted, about his 57 missions, about the dangers he faced or the fears he overcame. "Some things you just don't talk about," he said. But Susan Frymier had a hunch that if she could journey from Fort Wayne, Ind., with her 92-year-old dad for a reunion of his comrades in the 57th Bomb wing, he would open up. She was right: On a private tour at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, amid fellow veterans of flights over southern Europe and Germany, Young rattled off vivid details of his plane, crewmates, training and some of his most harrowing missions. "Dad, you can't remember what you ate yesterday, but you remember everything about World War II," his daughter said, beaming. When Young came home from the war, more than 70 years ago, there were 16 million veterans like him — young soldiers, sailors and Marines who returned to work, raise fa ...
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Week's Hottest Reads
Huffington Post - about 4 years
-- Week ending January 13th, powered by Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2012 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "A Memory of Light" by Robert Jordan (Tor) 2. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn (Crown) 3. "The Husband List" by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) 4. "Collateral Damage" by Stuart Woods (Putnam) 5. "Kinsey and Me: Stories" by Sue Grafton (Putnam/Marian Wood) 6. "Tenth of December: Stories" by George Saunders (Random House) 7. "The Racketeer" by John Grisham (Doubleday) 8. "The Blood Gospel" by James Rollins (William Morrow) 9. "Cross Roads" by Wm. Paul Young (Faith/Words) 10. "Threat Vector" by Tom Clancy (Putnam) 11. "The Forgotten" by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 12. "Empire and Honor" by W.E.B. Griffin and William Butterworth IV (Putnam Adult) 13. "Dream Eyes" by Jayne Ann Krentz (Putnam) 14. "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" by Ayana Mathis (Knopf) 15. "Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel" by Jane ...
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'Cross Roads': A Writing Career Built On Faith
NPR - about 4 years
Paul Young wrote his first book, The Shack, as a story to share with family and friends about faith and redemption. He printed 15 copies at an Office Depot but has gone on to sell 18 million copies. Now he's written a new book, this time for the world, about faith and transformation. » E-Mail This     » Add to
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Rachel Wilson-Couch: Paul Young's Cornish Cookbook: International Popstar Goes Local
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The young 80s pop icon, Paul Young, famous for hits such as Don't Dream It's All Over, Senza Una Donna and Every Time You Go Away, has thrown in the microphone, spiked hair and tight leather trousers for chef whites and a sharp knife. The man that once made women weak at the knees (including mine ahem) with his music is now stealing his way back into their hearts with the likes of huevos rancheros, barbecued shrimp and New Orleans bread pudding. Knowing that he cites Marco Pierre White as an "inspiration and a friend", has already featured on Hell's Kitchen and Saturday Kitchen and that he thanks Gennaro Contaldo in his preface, musician Paul's slick move into the world of celebrity cooking is less of a surprise. What does surprise however, is the book's production: 100% Cornish, shot entirely in the county, using local ingredients, local chefs and published by St Austell-based collective: Langan & Such Enterprises. Recipes Found On My Travels is a direct result o ...
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Baseball team rallies past Pierz
Hometown Source - almost 5 years
By Gary Larson Mille Lacs County Times   Milaca scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to overtake Pierz and score a 6-4 non-conference baseball victory Friday, April 13, under miserable weather conditions at Milaca The Pioneers led 4-3 before the Wolves’ rally. “The weather was horrible but our guys didn’t left it affect them,” said Milaca Coach Craig Talberg. “We kept putting the ball in play which put a lot of pressure on Pierz and they made some mistakes. “As bad as the weather was, we played good defense. Matt VanSomeren pitched a great game in his first varsity start – he had great control. Hunter Foss did a good job when he came in and got us out of a jam in the sixth inning and Brian Kiel came in to get the final out and get a save. It was a great team effort.” VanSomeren, a sophomore right-hander, pitched five and one-third innings. He allowed five hits, four runs (one earned), walked four and struck out six. Foss, a junior right-hander, didn’t allow ...
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Tobacco-flavored chocolates part of the brave new world of sweets - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Chocoholics are becoming increasingly sophisticated, says chocolatier Paul Young, owner of eponymously named chocolate boutiques in London and an award-winning author. Like the complexities of wine, the subtle flavors of chocolate are being appreciated
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Sunblock tablet 'just five years away' -
Google News - over 5 years
Dr Paul Young, of King's College London, said: “We found the algae makes a protective chemical that is transported to the coral. “We aim to make a tablet for humans within five years. After taking it, the compound would be in your skin and eyes.”
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Sinéad O'Connor and Paul Young to Play in Iceland - IcelandReview
Google News - over 5 years
In other music news, English pop and soul musician Paul Young, who had many hits in the 1980s, including “Living for the Love of the Common People” and “Come Back and Stay”, will perform with his band in Harpa, the new concert and conference hall in
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'The Shack' author William Paul Young signs new book deal -
Google News - over 5 years
By Jeff Baker, The Oregonian “I am very pleased to have signed with Hachette for my next book," Young said in a statement. "We have had quite the adventure this last couple of years and I look forward with anticipation to what the future holds
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Did Paul Wall Sign to Lil Wayne's Young Money Empire? - The BoomBox
Google News - over 5 years
18) around Paul's Young Money agreement, but a representative for the label has now told XXL magazine that no such deal exists. So the be-grilled MC probably won't be spitting alongside Weezy anytime soon. Did you believe all the hype?
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Parties mum on contract talks - The Kingston Whig-Standard
Google News - over 5 years
"The details of the negotiations aren't available, but I know they are still continuing this morning," Paul Young, president of the faculty association, said Sunday morning. As well as a number of smaller issues, Young said one major issue for the
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Hosta are jolly green giants of summer - Danbury News Times
Google News - over 5 years
Paul's Glory: I grow this in honor of one of my gardening mentors, Paul Young. It's not named after him, but it was named Hosta of the Year in 1999 for good reason. The wide leaf centers are yellow in spring, with a broad margin of blue-green
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Young
  • 2010
    Age 54
    In 2010, Young recorded "Come Back", a sample of his original hit "Come Back and Stay", with the electronic dance music act Chicane. Young met his wife, former model Stacey Smith, on his video for "Come Back and Stay" in 1983. They married while they were living in Los Angeles in November 1987.
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    In 2010, Young recorded and released a new track "Come Back", a duet he did with electronic dance music act Chicane.
    More Details Hide Details The single was a sample of Young's 1983 hit "Come Back and Stay", and charted at 151 on the UK Singles Chart. The single was recorded onto Chicane's 2010 album Giants. He is still touring around the world with his band: Jesper Mortensen (Drummer and MD), Annika Askmann (Perc.), Christian Warburg (Gui.), Mikkel Risum (Bass) and Peter Dencker (Piano). The reason for the group forming was Young's desire to get back to basics, as he explains "I was between record labels and writing material for a new album but I wanted to play live again. I’ve always loved the Tex-Mex sound and knew a few musicians who had a similar passion for this type of music. So I asked them to join me in forming a band. The group was usually known for performing in pubs and nightclubs, singing songs such as "Wooly Bully", "La Bamba" and "Speedy Gonzales". However, in 2000, Young decided to take the group further, and an album Los Pacaminos was released in 2002,
  • 2006
    Age 50
    In September 2006, he appeared in the BBC1 cooking show Celebrity MasterChef, and won his show, allowing him a place in the semi-finals.
    More Details Hide Details A year later, he was a contestant on another cooking show, ITV's Hell's Kitchen. Although his musical career had begun to decline, as well as appearing on Celebrity MasterChef and Hell's Kitchen, Young began to make more appearances in the media. He appeared as a guest on shows including The Wright Stuff, This Morning and The One Show.
    Young and Smith split in May 2006; however, in March 2009, it was announced that they had reconciled.
    More Details Hide Details Young is a close friend of singer and Spandau Ballet front man Tony Hadley. The two toured Australia and New Zealand during October and November 2008.. Young's discography has consisted of 8 studio albums, one live album, 13 compilation albums and 36 singles. Following short stints in several groups, Young became known in the 1980s for his baritone voice and his music genres rock, blue-eyed soul and pop. From 1983 to 1993, all of Young's studio albums were released during a contract he had with Columbia Records, and since 1994, Young has released albums through Vision, East West and SonyBMG Records. Four of Young's albums, No Parlez (1983), The Secret of Association (1985), Between Two Fires (1986), and Other Voices (1990) feature Welsh bassist Pino Palladino. The subsequent release by Paul, The Crossing (1993), was produced by Don Was and featured a rhythm section with the late Jeff Porcaro on drums, along with Pino Palladino, James "Hutch" Hutchinson and Freddie Washington (bassist) on bass. The single "Now I Know What Made Otis Blue" is a highlight. Another exceptional track recorded for the "Crossing" album but which was not included on the initial release, a cover of James Brown's "Cold Sweat", was later released as a single and features Porcaro on drums, Hutch Hutchinson on bass, Ivan Neville on keys, Doyle Bramhall II on guitar and The Memphis Horns.
  • 2001
    Age 45
    In November 2001, when Young was on the final night of the Here and Now tour, Michael Aspel awarded him his This is Your Life book.
    More Details Hide Details The show went out on BBC One on 5 December that year. 2006 saw the release of Rock Swings – On The Wild Side of Swing.
    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.
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  • 1996
    Age 40
    Also in late 1996, Young set about recording for his next album, Paul Young, which was released the following year.
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    The song was the only song Young had written for another artist, and was recorded into the soundtrack of the 1996 film When Saturday Comes.
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    By mid-1996, Young made his last full public performance with Tony Hadley, before declining to perform more in nightclubs and pubs so that he could concentrate more on his personal life and family without having to organise tours.
    More Details Hide Details In late-1996, Young co-wrote the song "Build Me Up" for Tony Hadley with Hadley.
    In 1996 however, Young was once again performing solo.
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  • 1995
    Age 39
    In 1995, Young formed his own backing group Los Pacaminos, and first performed with the group in Hyde Park, London the same year.
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    He contributed to the Vangelis album Voices in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details Young sang the British national anthem, "God Save the Queen", at Wembley Stadium before England's Euro '96 semi-final match against Germany.
  • 1993
    Age 37
    In 1993, Young was freed from his contract with the CBS/Sony Records label, and afterward, released fewer solo albums.
    More Details Hide Details He reformed the Q-Tips for a short series of concerts that year.
  • 1991
    Age 35
    "Don't Dream It's Over", "Senza una donna (Without a Woman)" and "Both Sides Now" were all featured on his first greatest hits album, From Time To Time - The Singles Collection, released in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details The album included the most prominent hit singles from Young's first four solo albums, the three above-mentioned songs, and a previously unreleased selection called "I'm Only Foolin' Myself".
    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".
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  • 1985
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The album went to No. 1 in the UK. However, he continued to have occasional voice and throat difficulties. That year, Young scored the biggest worldwide hit of his career with "Every Time You Go Away", a version of a Daryl Hall song from a 1980 Hall & Oates album. "Every Time You Go Away" topped the pop charts in the US, and was his biggest success in the US. He would perform the song during the London segment of the Live Aid concert. In 1990, he released a cover of The Chi-Lites' "Oh Girl", which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. 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 the surviving members of Queen in 1992, at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert soon after Freddie Mercury died.
  • 1984
    Age 28
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He recovered sufficiently to become involved with the Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas? ", an all-star charity project put together by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure for Ethiopian famine relief. Young sang the opening lines of the song as a replacement for David Bowie.
  • 1983
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The song was included on the soundtrack of the 1992 British comedy film Peter's Friends. Similar success followed all over Europe. In the UK, follow-up single "Come Back and Stay" reached No. 4, and a re-release of "Love of the Common People" made it to No. 2 and even received radio airplay in the United States (thanks to its soundtrack inclusion in John Hughes's film "Sixteen Candles"), while his debut album No Parlez was certified platinum in various countries. Young's style at the time was a warm, approachable blue-eyed soul, though he sometimes received playful criticism for his fashion decisions. However, his choice of an Antony Price silk suit for the cover of No Parlez proved to be impractical for the concert stage, where his energetic shows dictated more robust clothing.
    Released in 1983, his debut album No Parlez, the first of three UK number one albums, turned him into a household name.
    More Details Hide Details His smooth yet soulful voice belonged to a genre known as "blue-eyed soul". At the 1985 Brit Awards, Young received the award for Best British Male. In July 1985, Young appeared at Live Aid held at Wembley Stadium, London, performing the Band Aid hit "Do They Know It's Christmas? " (having sung the opening lines on the original single release), and his own hits "Come Back and Stay" and "Everytime You Go Away", with Alison Moyet joining him on stage to perform "That's The Way Love Is". "Everytime You Go Away" reached number one in the US in 1985, and won Best British Video at the 1986 Brit Awards. Since the mid-1990s, he has performed with his band Los Pacaminos. Since the late 1990s, Young has released very little new material, but has continued to tour in different parts of the world.
  • 1982
    Age 26
    The Q-Tips disbanded in 1982, and Young was signed by Columbia Records as a solo performer.
    More Details Hide Details Young's new backing band 'The Royal Family' included keyboardist Kewley, fretless bass player Pino Palladino, guitarist Steve Bolton, drummer Mark Pinder, and backing singers Maz Roberts and Kim Leslie AKA 'The Fabulous Wealthy Tarts'.
    In late 1982 and early 1983, the brass section and drummer of Q-Tips toured with Adam Ant on the UK and US legs of his Friend or Foe tour, and some remained for Ant's 1984 Strip tour.
    More Details Hide Details Young briefly teamed up again with Q-Tips for a reunion tour in 1993.
    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.
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  • 1980
    Age 24
    In August 1980, the British music magazine, NME reported that Q-Tips had just released their debut, self-titled album.
    More Details Hide Details In time, Garth Watt Roy replaced John Gifford on guitar, and Blandamer was replaced by Nick Payne. This line-up remained for the rest of the band's career. They appeared on BBC Television's In Concert, Rock Goes to College and The Old Grey Whistle Test in the latter part of 1981. Other television appearances included children's Saturday morning TV. Q-Tips opened for The J. Geils Band, The Knack, Thin Lizzy, Bob Marley and the Average White Band. The band toured with After The Fire, and supported The Who on their twelve date UK tour in 1980. In 1981, Q-Tips played the Montreux Jazz Festival.
  • 1956
    Age 0
    Born on January 17, 1956.
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