Kathy Young

Kathy Young

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Kathy Young (born October 21, 1945) is an American teen pop singer during early 1960s, whose rendition, at age 15, of "A Thousand Stars", rose to #3 on Billboard Hot 100.
A native of Southern California, Kathy Young was born in the Orange County seat, Santa Ana, and rose to stardom in 1960 when Jim Lee, a producer at Indigo Records who, two years earlier, organized the Sun Valley-based band, The Innocents, and arranged their appearance on Wink Martindale's pop music TV show, asked them to sing backup vocals for her on the cover version of the song which had been a hit in 1954 for The Rivileers, "A Thousand Stars". In December, two months after her 15th birthday, Kathy Young and The Innocents peaked at #6 on the Black Singles chart, and at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Young's follow-up was "Happy Birthday Blues", which hit #30 on the Hot 100 in 1961. Subsequent singles, such as "Magic Is the Night" and "The Great Pretender", missed the Top 40.
In July 1961, Kathy Young joined top performers Brenda Lee, The Shirelles, Bobby Vee, Etta James, Gene McDaniels, The Ventures, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, The Fleetwoods, The Innocents and Jerry Lee Lewis on DJ Alan Freed's highly-publicized new American road show.
In 1962 she followed Brenda Lee to Monogram Records, recording solo and with Chicano rock singer Chris Montez. Still a teenager, she saw her promising career slowing to a standstill and, in 1964, traveled to London where she married American singer-songwriter John Maus, whose stage name was John Walker. The marriage to Maus, remembered as the founder of The Walker Brothers, a pop group most successful in the 1960s, particularly in the United Kingdom, lasted from 1965 to 1968.
Returning to the U.S. in 1969, she remarried two years later and over the next twenty years raised children and helped manage the family citrus ranch in Central California. After a move back to Los Angeles in 1994, she began working for a major international company, while also coming home to her original passion, music and, in the 2000s, performing on numerous rock shows at venues such as the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and New Jersey's Izod Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. (from wikipedia)
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Kathy Young Discography

Albums

IND-LP 504 Kathy Young The Sound Of Kathy Young (Album) Indigo Records (4) IND-LP 504 US 1961 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

IND-108 Kathy Young With The Innocents (2) Kathy Young With The Innocents (2) - A Thousand Stars / Eddie My Darling (Single) Indigo Records (4) IND-108 US 1960 Sell This Version
IND-115 Kathy Young With The Innocents (2) Kathy Young With The Innocents (2) - Happy Birthday Blues(7") Indigo Records (4) IND-115 US 1961 Sell This Version
IND-125 Kathy Young With The Innocents (2) Kathy Young With The Innocents (2) - Magic Is The Night(7", Single) Indigo Records (4) IND-125 US 1961 Sell This Version
IND-121 Kathy Young With The Innocents (2) Kathy Young With The Innocents (2) - Just As Though You Were Here(7") Indigo Records (4) IND-121 US 1961 Sell This Version
MR-517 Chris* And Kathy* Chris* And Kathy* - All You Had To Do (Was Tell Me)(7") Monogram Records MR-517 US 1964 Sell This Version
PC 1034 Kathy Young And The Innocents (2) Kathy Young And The Innocents (2) - A Thousand Stars (Single) Top Rank PC 1034 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
G 3080 Kathy Young And The Innocents (2) / Rosie & The Originals Kathy Young And The Innocents (2) / Rosie & The Originals - A Thousand Stars / Angel Baby(7", Single, RE) Goldisc G 3080 US 1978 Sell This Version
TR-62 Kathy Young And The Innocents (2) Kathy Young And The Innocents (2) - A Thousand Stars / Gee Whiz (Single) Trip Records (2) TR-62 US Unknown Sell This Version
C 3121 Kathy Young / Austin Roberts Kathy Young / Austin Roberts - Happy Birthday Blues / Something's Wrong With Me Collectables C 3121 US Unknown Sell This Version
COL 3039 Kathy Young / Rochelle & The Candles* Kathy Young / Rochelle & The Candles* - A Thousand Stars / Once Upon A Time (7", RE) Collectables COL 3039 US Unknown Sell This Version
S-112, STARFIRE 112 Kathy Young With The Innocents (2) Kathy Young With The Innocents (2) - Sparkle And Shine(7", Single, Red) Star Fire Records, Star Fire Records S-112, STARFIRE 112 US Unknown Sell This Version
B-3027X Kathy Young With The Innocents (2) Kathy Young With The Innocents (2) - Happy Birthday Blues(7") Barry B-3027X Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

SLP-1000 The Innocents (2) / Kathy Young The Innocents (2) / Kathy Young - Our Best To You (Album, Comp) Star Fire Records SLP-1000 US 1981 Sell This Version

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