Young eventually returned to England where he joined Cliff Bennett and
the Rebel Rousers, who were managed by Brian Epstein. They joined
The Beatles on their 1966 tour of Germany and later worked with the
band to produce a version of “Got to Get You Into My Life”, where Paul
McCartney joined Roy on keyboards.
Laurie O’Leary, who later became his manager,
recognized Young’s talent, and persuaded him to form
The Roy Young Band. The band released numerous
albums throughout the seventies under such labels as
E.M.I., Columbia, Ember, Philips (Germany), Parlophone, Screen Gems
Columbia, Fontana (Philips), RCA Victor and British MCA (Decca G.B.)
including a live recording during a British tour of Roy and Chuck Berry,
"My Dingaling" which reached number 1 in the British charts.
In 1974, Young was in England recording his latest
album with the help of his friend Jeff Beck when he
received a phone call from David Bowie in Los
Angeles asking him to join him there to record his
“Station to Station” album. Owing to his recording commitment,
Roy was unable to commit to the project. One year later, he joined him
at the La Chateau, Paris, France, where they recorded David’s “Low”
In 1976, Young moved abroad and toured The Roy Young Band throughout
Canada and the USA. He also teamed up with the legendary British
blues artist Long John Baldry and became Johns' manager for a period
of 3 years. At this time, John had an international hit with "You've Lost
That Loving Feeling".
During the 80's, Foreigners drummer, Dennis
Elliott, also ex Roy Young Band member introduced
Roy to Ian Hunter while in New York.
Roy teamed up with Ian and Mick Ronson and
toured throughout Canada and America. Between touring he produced
n 1995, Young returned to Germany performing concerts including the
40th Anniversary of The Star-Club and a personal appearance with Yoko
Ono at Radio Braeman for John Lennons' art show.
In 1996, Roy was invited to represent Canada
and play John Lennon’s Steinway piano for
a charitable event in support of The Abused
Children Foundation in Toronto, Canada.
During the late 90's, Roy recorded the old classic “White Cliffs of Dover”
with the the Toronto choir of 150. The intention was to put Roys’ and
Vera Lynns’ voice together for release to the war vets. Available to buy
from the CDs & Merchandise page.
In 2002, Roy appeared at the 40th Anniversary
of the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany, where
he met the famous songwriter, Dennis Morgan.
Dennis has had over 40 No. 1 hits with Rod
Stewart, Garth Brooks, Aretha Franklin, George Michael, Eric Clapton,
Faith Hill, Vince Gill etc. He was so inspired by Roy’s voice he dropped
all of his engagements to immediately start writing a new CD for Roy,
entitled “Still Young”. Available to buy from the CDs & Merchandise
Roy has recently moved back to his native England to establish his role
in history as British pioneer of Rock and Roll, the best Rock and Roll
piano player this country has ever produced, and the man with vocals as
sensitive as Ray Charles.
Since returning to England Roy has released “Roy Young...the best of
50 years” and “Roy Rock’em’ Young, 1959 to 1962 singles collection”, on
Angel Air records. Available to buy from the CDs & Merchandise page.
Roy will be featured on a tribute double CD, “Lennon Bermuda”, along
with predominantely Bermudian artists, released internationally following
a successful concert in Sept 2012 on the island.