|Genres:||Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||80s pop new wave british male vocalists|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Paul Anthony Young, 17 January 1956, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Prior to his major success as a solo artist, Young was a former member of Streetband, who made the UK charts in 1978 with the novelty record Toast. He was then part of the much-loved Q-Tips, a band that did much to preserve an interest in 60s soul and R&B. As the Q-Tips collapsed from exhaustion and lack of finance, Young signed as a solo artist with CBS Records. Following two flop singles (Iron Out The Rough Spots and Love Of The Common People), his smooth soul voice captured the publics imagination with 1983s superb chart-topping cover version of Marvin Gayes Wherever I Lay My Hat (Thats My Home). The following No Parlez was a phenomenally triumphant debut, reaching number 1 in the UK and staying in the charts for well over two years. Now, having sold several million copies, this album remains his finest work. It was a...