Paul Young

Paul Antony Young is an English musician, singer and songwriter. Formerly the frontman of the short-lived bands Kat Kool & the Kool Cats, Streetband and Q-Tips, he became a teen idol with his solo success in the 1980s. His hit singles include “Love of the Common People”, “Wherever I Lay My Hat”, “Come Back and Stay”, “Every Time You Go Away” and “Everything Must Change”, all reaching the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. Released in 1983, his debut album, No Parlez, was the first of three UK number-one albums. Young’s smooth yet soulful voice belongs to a genre known as “blue-eyed soul”. He won a Brit Award for Best British Male in 1985, and his hit “Every Time You Go Away” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and won Best British Video at the 1986 Brit Awards. In July 1985, Young appeared at Live Aid held at Wembley Stadium, London. Young sang the Crowded House track “Don’t Dream It’s Over” at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute in 1988. In 1992, he sang “Radio Ga Ga” with the surviving members of Queen at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. Since the mid-1990s, Young has performed with the band Los Pacaminos.