Perry Miller, 22 November 1941, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. One of several optimistic performers frequenting the Greenwich Village folk circuit, Young was discovered in 1963 at the renowned Gerdes Folk City club. His debut The Soul Of A City Boy, was recorded in one four-hour session, but despite its rudimentary quality, the collection showcased the singers haunting tenor voice and compositional skills. A second set was equally enthralling, and featured excellent assistance from John Sebastian (harmonica) and Pete Childs (dobro). Its title, Young Blood, also provided a name for the rock group Jesse subsequently founded. The Youngbloods career spanned six years and spawned some classic hits, including Get Together, Sunlight and Darkness, Darkness, but ended in 1972 when the members interests became too diverse to remain in one ensemble. Young had already resumed his solo career the same year...
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