Squeak is so humble, it's easy to forget that he's one of the biggest pop stars we've ever produced ... But he's never taken himself too seriously. – Molly Meldrum
The 1970s pop icon John Paul Young is a legend of the Australian music industry. From his humble beginnings as Scottish immigrant and sheet metal worker, to the star of musicals and the pop charts – who was once dragged off the Countdown stage by screaming teenage girls! – JPY remains one of the hardest working men in Australian showbiz.
With hits including 'Yesterday's Hero', 'Standing in the Rain' and 'I Hate the Music', JPY 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 Australian film Strictly Ballroom. While he never stopped touring and performing, it was the beginning of a career resurgence and almost two decades later JPY is still touring with his Allstar Band.
JPY: The Autobiography is packed with stories from a career in showbiz spanning close to 50 years – from the golden years of Australian pop to the struggles of life on the road and tales of overnight excess!
John Paul Young is one of the most iconic artists in Australian music's history, with over four million worldwide album sales and numerous awards which garnered him an induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009. He was awarded his OAM in 2012 for service to the performing arts as a singer and songwriter, and through support for a range of charitable organisations.
JPY: The Autobiography by John Paul Young
New Holland Publishers
Author: John Paul Young