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Johnny Young

Johnny Young – he seems to have been with us forever! Johnny’s illustrious career started in Perth, as a teen star at the local stomp dances. His recording career began with the National Number 1 Hits Step Back and Caralyn. There were tickertape parades and screaming kids who would regularly drag him into the audience before he could finish his five song set. Johnny then moved to Melbourne to take over the role of compere of ‘The Go Show’. The early music television era also spanned ‘Kommotion and ‘Uptight’, all with the magic ‘Johnny Young’ input. Then, along came ‘Young Talent Time’ for two decades Johnny Young reigned as host and mentor of stars like Tina Arena, Danni Minogue, Jane Scali, Jamie Redfern, Debra Byrne, Denis Walter and many more.

Johnny has also excelled as a master songwriter. From John’s pen came songs for stars like ‘Herman’s Hermits’, ‘The Seekers’, ‘Russell Morris’, ‘Normie Rowe’, ‘Ronnie Burns’, ‘Debra Byrne’ and many others. These include ‘The Real Thing’, ‘Smiley’, and ‘The Girl That I Love’.

After ‘Young Talent Time’ Johnny Young forced out an amazing reputation as one of Australia’s strongest live acts. His show prowess is legendary. In ten years, he has performed countless shows Australia wide with his band, as well as shows with Normie Rowe and Marcie Jones in their successful ‘Legends of Oz Rock’ club and corporate showcase.

In 2005 and 2006, Johnny continued to combine his successful touring circuit with the breakfast show on  6IX Perth a grueling schedule that he handles with ease.

In Perth, John has also reformed his original backing band ‘The Kompany’ with guitarist John Eddy. This is a six piece corporate outfit featuring John with guitar, bass, saxophone, keyboards and drums. This is the line-up that performed at the original ‘stomps’ at Swanbourne, Broadway, The Fremantle Police Boys Club and Synet Hall.

Johnny Young’s love show consists of a floorshow which includes all Johns own songs, along with the songs he wrote for others, a tribute to Young Talent Time years and the great rock and roll era. John also performs dance sets featuring the 60’s and 70’s rock and roll hits.

Johnny Young – a successful career spanning 40 years of Australian show business. An integral contributor to Australia’s rock and roll history.

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