A memoir of iconic Australian singer and performer John Paul Young. John Paul Young is one of the most iconic artist in Australian music’s history, with over four million world wide album sales and numerous awards which garnered him an induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009. Sharing not only music success from the mid -70s through the late 80s, JPY again enjoyed huge success once again in 1992 with the new version of ‘Love is in the Air’ in the highly successful movie, Strictly Ballroom.
He was awarded his OAM in 2012 for service to the performing arts as a singer and songwriter, and through support for a range of charitable organisations. The 70s pop icon John Paul Young is a legend of the Australian music industry. From his humble beginnings as a sheet metal worker in the 60s, to the star of musicals and the pop charts – who was once pulled off the Countdown stage by screaming teenage girls! – JPY remains one of the hardest working men in Australian showbiz.
With hits including ‘Yesterday’s Hero’, ‘Standing in The Rain’ and ‘I Hate the Music’, Young never could have predicted he would get a second chance at fame when his hit ‘Love Is in the Air’ was re-released on the soundtrack of the hit Australia film Strictly Ballroom. While Young never stopped touring and performing, it was the beginning of a career resurgence. He went on to perform ‘Love Is in the Air’ to an audience of millions at the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Having recorded many songs written by the hit Australian duo of Vanda and Young, John Paul Young is still touring today with his Allstar Band performing the Vanda and Young Songbook. John Paul Young: The Autobiography is packed with stories from a career in showbiz spanning close to 50 years.
John Paul Young: The Autobiography is packed with stories from a career in showbiz spanning close to 50 years.