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Kenny Young

Kenny Young

Real Name:Shalom Giskan
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American songwriter, musician and producer.
Born: 14th April 1941 Mea-Shearim, Jerusalem, Palestine
Died: 14th April 2020 Banbury, Oxfordshire, England

His most famous songs were "Under the Boardwalk," co-written with Arthur Resnick and recorded by The Drifters in 1964 and many other artists and "Ai No Corrida" co-written with Chaz Jankel, most notably recorded by Quincy Jones. He had success in 1960s with top 10 songs for Ronnie Dove, Herman's Hermits, Reparata And The Delrons, Clodagh Rodgers among many others.

In 1970 Young moved to England. In 1974 he founded Fox (3), a band featuring Susan Traynor as lead singer under the stage name Noosha Fox. The band broke up in 1977. Young's other bands were Yellow Dog, Gentlemen Without Weapons, 39 Vybes, and Rhythms Del Mundo.

In 1990 he co-founded and organized the charity Earth Love Fund to aid environmental projects around the world. With fellow musicians, he began the label Elf Records Ltd., part of the Earth Love Fund charity. In 2006 he founded Artists' Project Earth (APE).

Sites:Wikipedia , spectropop.com , carlinmusic.com , ascap.com , repertoire.bmi.com
Aliases:I Shinko, Sgt. Smiley Raggs
In Groups:39 Vybes, Blue Yogurt, Face On Mars, Fox (3), Gentlemen Without Weapons, Kenneth Young & The English Muffins, Moonshine (14), Rhythms Del Mundo, San Francisco Earthquake, Spirit Of The Forest, The Seagulls (3), Yellow Dog
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