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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. Young enjoyed Top 10 successes with
“Eternally”, “Chain Gang” and “More” (with which he beat Perry Como’s
U.S. original). His most successful year as a recording artist was 1955,
when “Unchained Melody” (from the film Unchained) and “The Man From
Laramie” (from the film of the same name) were successive releases and
both number one hits.

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  • RealJimmyYoung

    Hi, I'm Jimmy Young aka The Real Jimmy Young, the one that has Written Produced and Performed " Times Are Tight " & Twenty - Four / Seven in the 80's. Google me for more up to date information. You can also email me at therealjimmyyoung@yahoo.com

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
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    13 Feb 2010 Reply
  • squiggins

    Loved his fight with Foreman.

    13 Apr 2009 Reply

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