Paul Young really came into his own with a formidably accomplished solo debut album, “NO PARLEZ” released in ’83 including the number one single “Wherever I Lay”. “My Hat” which maintained the number 1 spot for most of that summer followed by “Come Back And Stay” which maintained Paul’s presence at the top of the charts. With the release of his second album “The Secret Of Association” and the success of “Every Time You Go Away” his status as a world star was confirmed.
One of the highlights of the 1989 “Nelson Mandela Tribute Concert” was Paul’s performance of the Crowded House song “Don’t Dream It’s Over” which he later recorded for his best-of album. 1992 culminated in Paul’s wonderful appearance at the “Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert” singing “Radio Gaga.”
After nearly 25 years away from the live scene in America, Paul returned in 2017 as part of Retro Futura 2017 joining Howard Jones, The English Beat, Men Without Hats, Modern English and Katrina from Katrina & the Waves on a 26 date cross-country tour.