2000 to 2010
September 21, 1921 in Cinderford
November 7, 2016
British singer, disc jockey and radio interviewer
Jimmy Young was signed to the then new label Polygon Records in 1950, one of the label's only stars alongside another newcomer Petula Clark. He released numerous records on the label, all conducted by Ron Goodwin, the biggest of which was "Too Young" (1951) a big sheet music seller in the days before the UK singles chart had begun. It was a cover of Nat 'King' Cole's American recording. There were also two duets with Miss Clark that year, "Mariandl" and "Broken Heart". In 1952 he was lured away to a contract with record giant Decca, and the big hits really began.