About Paul Young

Paul Young was a British singer and songwriter. He achieved success in the bands Sad Café and Mike + The Mechanics.

Young was born on 17 June 1947 in the Wythenshawe district of Manchester, England.

After releasing a number of unsuccessful solo singles between 1967 and 1975, Young came to prominence as the frontman of 1970s rock band Sad Café, with whom he achieved multiple UK Top 40 and US Billboard Hot 100 hits.

He formed Sad Café in 1976 and recorded with them until 1989. He enjoyed further chart success sharing lead vocal duties with Paul Carrack in Mike + The Mechanics, the pop-rock band formed in 1985 by Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford.

During his career, he provided lead vocals on several chart hits, including Sad Café's "Every Day Hurts" and "My Oh My", and Mike + The Mechanics' "All I Need Is a Miracle", "Word of Mouth", "Taken In" and "Nobody's Perfect". He was brought into Mike + the Mechanics on the recommendation of producer/songwriter Christopher Neil and Neil's manager. Young's power and range lent themselves to the band's heavier songs.

Young also sang the theme to the British children's TV series Avenger Penguins.

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