Jesse Colin Young
|Jesse Colin Young|
Young in 1973
|Birth name||Perry Miller|
November 22, 1941|
Queens, New York
|Associated acts||The Youngbloods|
Young was born Perry Miller on November 22, 1941 and raised in Queens, New York. He attended the fourth grade with Art Garfunkel. His mother was a violinist, and his father was an accountant with a strong interest in classical music.
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 the Youngbloods with guitarist Jerry Corbitt, keyboardist and guitarist Lowell "Banana" Levinger, and drummer Joe Bauer. The group's 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 that label.
Young left the group in 1972 and released a solo album, Together. His fourth solo album, Song for Juli, released in 1973, produced four singles and remained on the Billboard Top 200 chart for several months. He recorded the albums American Dreams in 1978, The Perfect Stranger in 1982, and The Highway Is for Heroes in 1987.
In September 1979, Young performed in the "No Nukes" concert.
|The Soul of a City Boy||Capitol||April 1964||172|
|Young Blood||Mercury||March 1965|
|Together||Warner Bros.||March 25, 1972||157|
|Song for Juli||Warner Bros.||October 6, 1973||51|
|Lightshine||Warner Bros.||April 20, 1974||37|
|Songbird||Warner Bros.||March 2, 1975||26|
|On the Road||Warner Bros.||March 27, 1976||34|
|Love on the Wing||Warner Bros.||April 2, 1977||64|
|American Dreams||Elektra||December 9, 1978||165|
|The Perfect Stranger||Elektra||1982||--|
|The Highway is for Heroes||Cypress||1987||--|
|Makin' It Real||Polystar / Geronimo||1993||--|
|Walk The Talk||self-released||2001||--|
|Perfect Stranger||Liquid 8||2003||--|
|Living In Paradise||Artemis||2004||--|
- . Jesse Colin Young. Living Legends Music. August 21, 2009.
-  Jesse Colin Young Bio. Blue Desert Records. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
- Eric Brazil (1995-10-05). "Residents return to find homes lost, homes saved". San Francisco Chronicle.