Born Leslie Ronald Young and better known as Jimmy Young, this British vocalist released a 1955 chart topping cover of "Unchained Melody," as well as Top Ten recordings of "More" and "The Man from Laramie." Also a disc jockey, he worked for BBC Radio 1 during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Before beginning his music career, he served in the Royal Air Force.
After ending his radio broadcasting career, he penned a column for the Sunday Express.
He was born and raised in Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England.
He and fellow English singer Petula Clark both signed with Polygon Records in the early 1950s.