Paul Antony Young (born January 17, 1956) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Formerly the frontman of the short-lived bands Kat Kool & the Kool Cats, Streetband and Q-Tips, he was turned into a 1980s teen idol by subsequent solo success. 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, the first of three UK number-one albums, made him a household name. 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. Associated with the Second British Invasion of the US, “Every Time You Go Away” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985. It also won Best British Video at the 1986 Brit Awards.
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 “Every Time You Go Away”, with Alison Moyet joining him on stage to perform “That’s The Way Love Is”. Since the mid-1990s, Young has performed with his band Los Pacaminos.
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. They had three children: daughters Levi (born March 1987), Layla (born August 1994), and son Grady Cole (born January 1996). Young and Smith split up in May 2006 and then reconciled in March 2009. On January 28, 2018, it was announced that Stacey Young had died of brain cancer, aged 52.
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The Secret of Association is the second studio album by the English singer Paul Young. Released March 25, 1985, it reached number one on the UK album charts and the Top 20 in the US. The album spawned the hit singles “Every Time You Go Away” (a #1 hit in the US and #4 in the UK), “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” (#9 UK, #13 US), “Everything Must Change” (#9 UK, #56 US), and “Tomb of Memories” (UK #16).
The album has been certified Double Platinum (600,000 copies sold) by the BPI in the UK, and Gold (500,000 copies sold) in the US by the RIAA
“Bite the Hand That Feeds” 4:29 “Everytime You Go Away” 4:24 “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” 5:06 “Standing on the Edge” 4:32 “Soldier’s Things” 6:20 “Everything Must Change” 5:34 “Tomb of Memories” 5:42 “One Step Forward” 3:15 “Hot Fun” 3:52 “This Means Anything” 3:41 “I Was in Chains” 4:26 “Man in the Iron Mask” 3:13
“I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (special extended mix)” “Everything Must Change (12″ mix)” “Give Me My Freedom” “Everytime You Go Away (12″ mix)” “Tomb Of Memories” “Man in the Iron Mask” “Bite the Hand That Feeds (live at Hammersmith Odeon)” “No Parlez (live at Hammersmith Odeon)”
Paul Young – vocals, arrangements Mark Pinder – drums, electronic drums, percussion Marc Chantereau – percussion Pino Palladino – bass guitar Steve Bolton, John Turnbull – guitar B. J. Cole – pedal steel guitar Ian Kewley – keyboards, programming, Hammond organ, piano, arrangements Matt Irving – bass guitar Laurie Latham – effects, arrangements Paul Nieman – trombone (5) Nick Payn – saxophone (7) “Big” Jim Paterson – trombone (9) Graham Preskett – violin (11) Mark Feltham – harmonica (11) Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler, Chris Difford, Ged Doherty, Tony Jackson, Kim Lesley, Maz Roberts, Glenn Tilbrook – backing vocals
Paul Bernard Rodgers (born 17 December 1949) is an English singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his success in the 1960s and 1970s as vocalist of Free and Bad Company. He now lives in Canada as a naturalized Canadian citizen. After stints in two less successful bands in the 1980s and early 1990s, The Firm and The Law, he became a solo artist. He has more recently toured and recorded with Queen. Rodgers has been dubbed “The Voice” by his fans. A poll in Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 55 on its list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. In 2011 Rodgers received the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
Rodgers has been cited as a significant influence on a number of notable rock singers, including David Coverdale, John Waite, Steve Overland, Lou Gramm, Jimi Jamison, Eric Martin, Steve Walsh, Joe Lynn Turner, Paul Young, Bruce Dickinson, Robin McAuley, Jimmy Barnes, Richie Kotzen. Joe Bonamassa, and the late Ronnie Van Zant. In 1991, John Mellencamp called Rodgers “the best rock singer ever”. Freddie Mercury, the original Queen vocalist, in particular liked Rodgers and his aggressive style. – Wikipedia
Since the mid-1980s, he has had international success, along with his backing band Los Pacaminos.
In 1985, he appeared at Geldof and Ure’s charity convention Live Aid, where he appeared at the London Wembley Stadium 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”. At the 1985 Brit Awards, Young received the award for Best British Male.
In the past decade, Young has released very little new material, but has continued to tour in different parts of the world. (Source: Wikipedia)