Music video by Paul Young performing Come Back And Stay. (C) 1983 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (UK) Limited
Paul Antony Young (born 17 January 1956) is an English pop musician.
Paul Young was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. In the late 1970s he joined Streetband, who had one Top 20 hit in the UK, with the humorous, novelty track "Toast". The single peaked at No. 18 in November 1978. In December 1979 the Streetband broke up and Young formed the Q-Tips, who established their name by playing live but had no hits in the UK, although their single "Letter Song" did enjoy minor success in mainland Europe.
The Q-Tips disbanded in 1982, and Young was signed by CBS Records as a solo performer. Paul Young’s new backing band 'The Royal Family' included keyboardist Kewley, fretless bass player extraordinaire Pino Palladino, guitarist Steve Bolton, drummer Mike Pinder, and backing singers Maz Roberts and Kim Leslie AKA 'The Fabulous Wealthy Tarts'. Helped by the driving sound of Pino Palladino's fretless bass in his backing band, his first two singles, "Iron Out the Rough Spots" and a cover of "Love of the Common People", had no success, but the third, a cover of the Marvin Gaye classic "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)", reached No. 1 in the UK singles chart for three weeks in the summer of 1983, the first of 14 British Top 40 singles. (The song was included on the soundtrack of the 1992 British comedy film Peter's Friends.)
Similar success followed all over Europe. In the UK, follow-up single "Come Back and Stay" reached No. 4.
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