Barry Young (musician)

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Barry Young
Birth name Clarence LaVonne Fitzgerald
Also known as Barry Young
Born (1931-06-27)June 27, 1931
Oklahoma
Died December 2, 1966(1966-12-02) (aged 35)
Los Angeles
Years active 1958–1966
Labels Dot Records

Barry Young (né Clarence LaVonne Fitzgerald; 27 June 1931 Oklahoma – 2 December 1966 Los Angeles) was an American pop singer who recorded for Dot Records in the 1960s. His biggest hit single was a recording of the tune "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)," which had previously been a #1 hit on the country charts for Jimmy Wakely in 1948. The song hit #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 early in 1966.[1] He also released a full-length album on Dot, entitled One Has My Name, which peaked at #67 on the Billboard 200 that same year.[2][3]

Barry Young died of a brain abscess on December 2, 1966. He was 35 years old.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  2. ^ Chart Positions, Allmusic
  3. ^ If You Fall Down, Pick Yourself Up Like a Lady, by Donalie Young Fitzgerald Scherer (née Young; born 1931 — widow of Barry Young), Dorrance Publishing Co. (2009), pg. 26 ISBN 978-1-4349-0260-3