JPY (Paperback)

The Autobiography

By John Paul Young

New Holland Publishers, 9781760790516, 280pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2019

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The 1970s pop icon John Paul Young is a legend of the Australian music industry. From his humble beginnings as a Scottish immigrant and sheet metal worker to the star of musicals and the pop charts, JPY remains one of the hardest working men in the Australian show business. With hits including "Yesterday’s Hero," "Standing in the Rain," and "I Hate the Music," Young never could have predicted he would get a second chance at fame when his hit, "Love Is in the Air," was re-released on the soundtrack of the hit Australia film Strictly Ballroom. While Young never stopped touring and performing, it was the beginning of a career resurgence and almost two decades later he is still touring with his Allstar Band. JPY: The Autobiography is packed with stories from a career in showbiz spanning almost 50 years—from the golden years of Australian pop to the struggles of life on the road.

About the Author

John Paul Young (JPY), OAM is a Scottish-born Australian pop singer famous for the 1978 worldwide hit “Love Is in the Air”. His career was boosted by regular appearances as a performer and guest host on national broadcaster, ABC’s 1974–1987 TV series, Countdown. JPY was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009. He was awarded his OAM in 2012 for service to the performing arts and for supporting a range of charitable organizations.