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For a lot of the ’80s, Paul Youthful rivaled Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall because the best blue-eyed spirit/pop singer within the U.K. IN THE US, Little was known mainly for his lone chart-topper, “EACH TIME You DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY,” but could sustain his industrial success in the home for a lot of the 10 years. He was chiefly an interpretive vocalist, and even though he did compose a few of his very own material, his ideal strengths lay down in covering R&B classics and rescuing ignored chestnuts from obscurity. However, Young’s profession was interrupted regularly by problems with his tone of voice, and those health issues significantly curtailed his actions within the ’90s. Paul Little was created in Luton, north of London in Bedfordshire, on January 17, 1956. He began his music profession playing bass and electric guitar in several regional bands, gradually functioning his way as much as lead singer content. Little first produced a splash as frontman of brand-new wavers the Streetband, who have scored a nationwide U.K. strike with 1978’s “Toast.” If they disbanded in 1979, Youthful and many bandmates quickly regrouped because the Q-Tips, a retro-minded spirit outfit having a jones for traditional Motown. Having a self-titled recording on Chrysalis along with a relentless touring plan, the Q-Tips produced significant desire for Young’s single potential, and in 1982 he authorized with CBS, hastening the Q-Tips’ separation. Small forged a songwriting collaboration with Q-Tips keyboardist Ian Kewley, who also became a member of Young’s new support music group, the Royal Family members (filled with a subset of woman backup performers dubbed the Fabulous Wealthy Tarts). His debut single solitary, “Iron Out the Tough Spots,” premiered in past due 1982, and was accompanied by a cover of Nicky Thomas’ reggae-pop strike “Like of the normal People.” Neither solitary did especially well within the graphs, but his edition from the lesser-known Marvin Gaye quantity “Wherever I Lay down My Hat (That’s My House)” was a roaring achievement, topping the U.K. graphs and pressing his debut recording, No Parlez, towards the same placement later that 12 months. No Parlez offered Youthful his first Best 40 strike within the U.S. using the Jack port Lee-penned “KEEP COMING BACK and Stay” (a U.K. TOP), and in addition drew attention using its left-field cover of Pleasure Division’s “Appreciate Will Rip Us Aside.” Youthful mounted a global tour to get the record, which sold many million copies world-wide; afterwards, nevertheless, he experienced the to begin numerous throat disorders which would pop-up throughout his profession. Kept away from action for a lot of the last mentioned 1 / 2 of 1984, Little nonetheless produced a contribution towards the Music group Aid “Perform They Understand It’s Xmas?” one, and returned towards the U.K. TOP with a edition of Ann Peebles’ “I’m Gonna Rip Your Playhouse Down.” The last mentioned made an appearance on his sophomore record, THE TRICK of Association, released in 1985. That season, Little scored the largest strike of his profession with “EACH TIME You DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY,” a previously obscure Hall & Oates record monitor from 1980. “EACH TIME You DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY” topped the pop graphs in both U.K. and U.S., finding yourself as by far his biggest achievement within the second option. Adolescent adopted it with another U.K. TOP strike in the initial “Everything Must Switch,” and viewed THE TRICK of Association become his second U.K. chart-topping recording. Adolescent concentrated mainly on original materials (co-written with Kewley) on his third recording, 1986’s Between Two Fires. A slicker, much less soul-flavored outing, Between Two Fires offered respectably to Young’s U.K. group of fans, but didn’t produce any main strikes, and slowed his momentum relatively. In its wake, Adolescent took many years off from documenting, chiefly for personal factors but additionally to rest his tone of voice. He didn’t come back until 1990, when Additional Voices restored his industrial standing using a reading from the Chi-Lites’ traditional “Oh Female,” his just various other U.S. TOP. He returned towards the U.K. Best Five in 1991 with “Senza una Donna (With out a Girl),” a duet with Italian pop vocalist Zucchero that made an appearance on Young’s strikes comp Every once in awhile: The Singles Collection. In 1992, Young’s edition of Jimmy Ruffin’s “What Turns into from the Brokenhearted” increased in the Fried Green Tomato vegetables soundtrack to best the U.S. adult modern graphs, though it skipped the pop Best 20. By this time around, health problems had been beginning to precise a toll on Young’s tone of voice, yet he continued to be a practical performer. Released in 1993, The Crossing was his last recording for Columbia, spawning the U.K. solitary “Now I UNDERSTAND What Produced Otis Blue.” In past due 1994, Youthful issued an recording of spirit covers known as Reflections on small Eyesight Music label. Then disappeared for quite some time, giving periodic live shows but mostly relaxing his tone of voice and procuring fresh material. Eventually, Youthful agreed upon with East/Western world, for whom he released an eponymously entitled record in 1997. Exhibiting a stronger nation impact, the record didn’t sell well also within the U.K., and Adolescent found himself with out a label once again. In 1999 he installed a small-venue tour from the U.K. that gained him solid evaluations. He subsequently focused on Los Pacaminos, a Tex-Mex/country-rock music group he’d began on a casual basis within the middle-’90s; they released a self-titled debut recording in 2002. Out of this stage on, Youthful divided his musical time taken between Los Pacaminos and his single work, touring frequently and saving intermittently with both. A few of his period was occupied by nonmusical pursuits, including looks within the U.K. edition of Superstar MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen, televised possibilities to show his cooking abilities. His 1st appearance on tv arrived in Sept 2006 when he previously a job on Superstar MasterChef that coincided using the discharge of Rock and roll Swings: Over the Crazy Side of Golf swing, an archive where he reinterpreted rock and roll songs within a big-band design. He continued to seem on Television and tour, but during this time period his most noteworthy documenting found its way to 2010 with “KEEP COMING BACK,” an individual by Chicane that interpolated Young’s 1983 strike, “KEEP COMING BACK and Stay.” His following documenting was A Fistful of Statins, the 2014 record by Los Pacaminos. 2 yrs later he came back to solo use POSITIVE THING, a 2016 record that came back him to spirit.

Quick Facts

Full Name Paul Young
Died July 15, 2000, Hale, United Kingdom
Height 1.9 m
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Education Warner Pacific College
Nationality English, British
Spouse Stacey Smith
Children Grady Cole Young, Layla Young, Levi Young
Awards Brit Award for British Video, Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist, Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act
Music Groups Band Aid, Q-Tips
Music Songs Every Time You Go Away, Come Back and Stay, Wherever I Lay My Hat, Love of the Common People, Oh Girl, Senza una donna, Don't Dream It's Over, I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down, Love Will Tear Us Apart, Softly Whispering I Love You, Everything Must Change, Now I Know What Made Otis Blue, Both Sides Now, Tomb of Memories, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, Hope in a Hopeless World, I'm Only Foolin' Myself, Iron out the Rough Spots, Broken Man, Without a Woman, This Means Anything, Ku Ku Kurama, Why Does a Man Have to Be Strong, Soldier's Things, It Will Be You, Oh Women, I Was in Chains, Grazing In The Grass, I've Been Lonely for So Long, Tender Trap, Reach Out Want My Love, I Close My Eyes & Count to Ten
Albums No Parlez, The Secret of Association, Other Voices, Between Two Fires, From Time to Time – The Singles Collection, Remixes & Rarities, Rock Swings, Paul Young, Tomb of Memories: The CBS Years (1982-1994) [Remastered], The Essential Paul Young, Hit Collection, Live! Paul Young & The Q-Tips (Live Version), Super Hits
Movies Keanu, Meet Me in Montenegro, Let's Go to Prison, Space Invader
TV Shows The Crow Road, The Tales of Para Handy, No Job for a Lady, Still Game, The Last Salute

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1 Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Breakthrough Act in 1984.
2 Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Male Solo Artist in 1985 following the success of his multi-million selling album "No Parlez".
3 Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Video in 1986 for his song "Every Time You Go Away".
4 Inspired by singers such as Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Joe Tex and Bobby Womack.
5 His voice was the first to be heard on the Band Aid record "Do They Know It's Christmas". He replaced David Bowie, who was originally wanted for the first line of the song but was not available.
6 He sang in the choir "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid.
7 Children with model Stacey Smith: Levi (b. 1987), Layla (b. 1994), Grady (b. 1996).



20 Moments That Rocked Pop 2015 TV Movie documentary performer: "Every Time You Go Away" - uncredited
Doctors 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game performer: "Come Back and Stay"
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
EastEnders 1985-2001 TV Series performer - 9 episodes
Zwei Männer am Herd 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Baywatch 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ruthless People 1986 performer: "Wherever I Lay My Hat That's My Home"
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala: 10th Birthday 1986 TV Movie documentary performer: "Everytime You Go Away"
Top of the Pops 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sogni e bisogni 1985 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary performer: "Come Back and Stay", "That's the way Love is"
Sixteen Candles 1984 performer: "Love of the Common People"



Globos de Ouro 1998 1999 TV Movie Himself
Brit Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Queen: Champions of the World 1995 Documentary Himself
The Queen Phenomenon 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Taratata 1994 TV Series Himself
Surprise Surprise! 1994 TV Series Himself - Performer
Jools's Hootenanny 1993 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1978-1993 TV Series Himself / Himself - Member: Streetband
Stars 90 1993 TV Series Himself
The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
¡Ay, vida mía! 1992 TV Series Himself
Viva el espectáculo 1991 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Comic Relief 1991 TV Special Himself
Today 1990 TV Series Himself
Casino 1990 TV Series
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
The Second Annual Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert 1987 TV Movie Himself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross 1987 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1987 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Saturday Superstore 1986-1987 TV Series Himself
Vier gegen Willi 1986 TV Series Himself
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala: 10th Birthday 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
New American Bandstand 1965 1984-1985 TV Series Himself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself
Känguru 1985 TV Series Himself
Pop Quiz 1983-1984 TV Series Himself
No 73 1982 TV Series Himself - musical guest
The Cars That Made Britain Great 2016 TV Series Himself
Loose Women 2007-2016 TV Series Himself
20 Moments That Rocked the 80's 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Musician
Sounds of the 80s 2015 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
20 Moments That Rocked Pop 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Singer
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern 2014 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Wright Stuff 2007-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
Mastermind 2012 TV Series Himself
The Nation's Favourite Christmas Song 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Die ultimative Chartshow 2005-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Kitchen 2008 TV Series Himself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2008 TV Series Himself
The Fabulous Food Adventure 2008 TV Series Himself (2008)
Breakfast 2007 TV Series Himself
Hell's Kitchen 2007 TV Series Himself - Contestant / Himself
This Morning 2007 TV Series Himself
Sasha - Die Show 2007 TV Movie Himself
III nach neun 2006 TV Series Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2000-2006 TV Series Himself
Zibb 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Celebrity Masterchef 2006 TV Series Himself
Dancing on Ice 2006 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Live Aid Remembered 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Podium 2005 TV Series Himself
The Band Aid Story 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Zu & Co Live at Royal Albert Hall 2004 Video Himself
Stargala zugunsten der deutschen Welthungerhilfe 2004 TV Series Himself
Band Aid: The Song That Rocked the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dolce Italia 2004 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 1992-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
SAS Band: The Show 2000 Video Himself
British Rock Symphony 1999 TV Movie Himself

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Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 50 2014 TV Movie Himself
Seven Ages of Rock 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1978 TV Series Himself - Member: Streetband

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1 [on Gary Glitter] A very rich and varied career. One of life's great entertainers and I've always admired great entertainers, probably even nicked a few moves at one time or another.
2 [on Rod Stewart] I do think he's a great writer. I'm really pleased that on his new album he's started writing again. He's always been on form. He's never lost it.
3 A good voice is an expressive voice. Technically I haven't got a good voice because it's rough.
4 I think the main thing about doing a cover is you feel there's something in the song that suits you and so you then alter the song to make it suit you. If you didn't alter things to suit you then all you're saying is 'my voice has a similar style to the guy that did it 10 years ago so I'm going to copy that' and there's not much to be said about that.

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