Paul Young - Did You Know?

Paul Young - Did You Know?August 27, 2018

Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about English musician, singer and songwriter, Paul Young.




Paul Young is an English musician, singer and songwriter that was the frontman of the bands Kat Kool & the Kool Cats, Streetband and Q-Tips. These bands did not last long and in the 1980s, Paul Young started a successful solo career.

Before making it big, Paul Young was an apprentice at the Vauxhall manufacturing plant in Luton. Young is a self-taught guitarist, but has also attended piano lessons.

Young became the touring keyboard player and guitarist for Tight Fit and in 1982, he signed a solo deal with CBS. His first album, No Parlez, sold 7 million copies, making it the biggest selling UK-signed album on CBS.

Paul Young is famous for singles like: "Come Back and Stay", "Love of the Common People", "Every Time You Go Away", "Wherever I Lay My Hat" and "Everything Must Change", with all of them reaching the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart.

Since the mid-1990s, Young has performed with his band Los Pacaminos and Since the late 1990s, he hasn't released a lot of new material. However, he still tours the world, so you can still enjoy his old and lovely hits.

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The song "Everytime You Go Away" by Paul Young was written by Daryl Hall and was originally recorded by Hall & Oates for their 1980 album, Voices, but wasn't released as a single.

Paul Young's version of the song became a hit nearly 5 years later. "Everytime You Go Away" was the biggest hit for Paul Young and in 2014, Daryl Hall said that this song is one of his favorite covers of a Hall & Oates songs.

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