Jesse Colin Young
|Jesse Colin Young|
Young in 1973
November 22, 1941|
Queens, New York
|Associated acts||The Youngbloods|
Young was born Perry Miller and raised in Queens. 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. When he was 15 years old, Young received a scholarship to Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He was later expelled from the school.
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 the guitarist Jerry Corbitt, the keyboardist and guitarist Lowell "Banana" Levinger, and the 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 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. In 1978, He recorded the albums American Dreams in 1978, The Perfect Stranger in 1982 and The Highway Is for Heroes in 1987.
|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||--|
- . 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.
- Jesse Colin Young, official website
- Jesse Colin Young at AllMusic
- Jesse Colin Young discography at Discogs