Jesse Colin Young
|Jesse Colin Young|
Jesse Colin Young in 1973
November 22, 1941 |
Queens, New York
|Occupation(s)||Lead vocalist, guitarist|
|Years active||early 1960s–present|
|Associated acts||The Youngbloods|
Young was born Perry Miller and raised in Queens and attended fourth grade with Art Garfunkel. His mother was a violinist and his father was an accountant with a strong interest in classical music. When he was 15 years old, Young received a scholarship to Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and was later expelled.
During the 1960s, while living in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan, Young released two solo albums, The Soul of a City Boy and Young Blood. He then formed the group called The Youngbloods which included guitarist Jerry Corbitt, keyboardist/guitarist Lowell "Banana" Levinger, and drummer Joe Bauer. Their first album contained the song "Get Together", written by Chet Powers, which was re-released as a single in 1969. Young and his band, founded Raccoon Records, and released four additional albums on it.
Young left the group in 1972 and released a solo album called Together. His fourth solo album, Song for Juli, had four singles and remained on the Billboard Top 200 chart for several months. In 1978, Jesse recorded the album American Dreams, which was followed by the album The Perfect Stranger in 1982. In 1987 he released the album The Highway Is for Heroes.
In September 1979 Young performed in the "No Nukes" concert.
|The Soul of a City Boy||April 1964||172|
|Young Blood||March 1965|
|Together||March 25, 1972||157|
|Song for Juli||October 6, 1973||51|
|Light Shine||April 20, 1974||37|
|Songbird||March 22, 1975||26|
|On the Road||March 27, 1976||34|
|Love on the Wing||April 2, 1977||64|
|American Dreams||December 9, 1978||165|
|The Perfect Stranger||1982||--|
|The Highway is for Heroes||1987||--|
|Makin' It Real||1993||--|
|Walk The Talk||2001||--|
|Living in Paradise||2004||--|
- (August 21, 2009)  Jesse Colin Young, Living Legends Music
-  Jesse Colin YoungBio at Blue Desert Records, Retrieved March 4, 2011
- Eric Brazil (1995-10-05). "Residents return to find homes lost, homes saved". San Francisco Chronicle.