Roy Frederick Young (20 October 1934 – 27 April 2018) was a British rock and roll singer, pianist and keyboard player. He first recorded in the late 1950s before performing in Hamburg with the Beatles. After a stint with Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, he released several albums with his own band as well as recording with Chuck Berry and David Bowie, among others.
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Roy was first brought to Israel in 1969 at the age of 20 by Haim Saban, who at the time was a promoter/manager holding auditions in London to bring a soul band to tour Israel. Marvin Gaye, who became another one of Roy's close friends in the early 80's, Pat Rizzo of the band War and the original members of The Four Seasons were some of the talent that performed on Roy's album for EMI. Roy's touring began to take off, and on one trip back to Israel he met his current wife Orly and decided to relocate there on a more permanent basis.
Roy Young Band: Roy Young - piano & vocals Alan Townsend - trumpet,trombone John Lee - trombone Cliff Davis - drums,percussion Dave Wendells - guitar Howie Casey - tenor&baritone saxes Paul Simmons - bass guitar. Mr. Funky: Roy Young - keyboards, vocals Eddie Thornton - trumpet Ricky Dodd - tenor sax, flute & harmonica Ronnie MacDonald - tenor sax Owen McIntyre - guitar Nick South - bass guitar Rod Coombe - drums Cliff Davies - drums & vibes John Lee - trombone Robin Jones - percussion Dave Wendells - guitar Alan Townsend - trumpet Ricky Dood - tenor sax,flute,harmonica. He continued to perform with the Roy Young Band in Canada and the US, and also worked with, and managed, Long John Baldry in the 1970s.
Roy Young - 2005 - Roy Young Band (1971) Mr. Funky (1972) 13 - Mr. Funky. mp3 17 - New Sun New Horizon. 14 - Wild Country Wine. 01 - Roy Young Bandmr. 15 - Rag Mama Ra. p3. 19 - Like My Mama Boogie Woogied. 09 - The Light Is Dark Enough.