John Paul Young Backing Tracks – Love Is In The Air … Yesterday’s Hero …
John Paul Young, OAM / OBE (born 21 June 1950) is a Scottish-born Australian pop singer who had his 1978 worldwide hit with “Love Is in the Air“.
Young was born in Bridgeton, Glasgow, the son of a welder. He left school at the age of 15 and began working as an apprentice jockey. However, his career was ended by a fall, and he turned his attention to music. He played in various bands before forming the John Paul Young Band in 1974.
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The John Paul Young Band had a number of Australian hits, including “I Wanna Do It with You” (1976), “Yesterday’s Hero” (1977) and “Standing in the Rain” (1977). “Love Is in the Air” was written by George Young (no relation), Harry Vanda and George Fowler, and was originally released in 1977. The song was re-released in 1978, and this time it reached No. 3 in the UK, No. 5 in the US and No. 1 in Australia.
John Paul Young continued to have success in Australia throughout the 1980s. He has also appeared on Australian television, including as a judge on It Takes Two in 2006. In 2009, he toured with the Classic Hits Live concert series.
John Paul Young was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 Australia Day Honours “for service to the entertainment industry as a singer, songwriter and musician, and to the community”.
On 27 August 2009, Young was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame.
John Paul Young Backing Tracks
Love Is In The Air … Yesterday’s Hero …