Paul Young

Paul Young (born Jan. 17, 1956) is an English soul-pop singer from Luton, Bedfordshire, who first recorded with Streetband, which released one album and scored a U.K. novelty hit with “Toast” in 1978. In 1980, he fronted R&B septet the Q-Tips for one self-titled album on Chrysalis. As a solo artist, he released four albums on CBS between 1983 and 1990, followed with sporadic output during the subsequent quarter-century. At the height of his fame, he sang the first four lines on “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” the holiday 1984 global hit by the British all-star charity project Band Aid.


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