Music Makers Encyclopedia: Y


Click on a letter to choose a recording act (“S” for Bruce Springsteen, “B” for Beatles, etc.). Shown with the act are its major awards (see more here), short bios for select acts (generally adapted from Joel Whitburn’s Pop Memories 1890-1954 and Top Pop Singles: Billboard books), and links to all albums reviewed here at the DMDB.

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Jimmy Yancey

Song(s):
Midnight Stomp (1954)


Frank Yankovic & His Yanks

Song(s):
Just Because (1948)


The Yardbirds

Links: DMDB page - official site - Facebook

Legendary rock group formed at Kingston Art School in Surrey, England. Launched three of the most acclaimed guitarists in history. Active: 1963-68 Members: Keith Relf (v/harmonica: 63-68); Anthony "Top" Topham (g: 63), Chris Dreja (g/b – Yardbirds: 63-68, 03; Box of Frogs: 84-86), Paul “Sam” Samwell-Smith (b/k: 63-66), Jim McCarty (d: 63-68, 03), Eric Clapton (g/v: 63-65), Jeff Beck (g: 65-66), Jimmy Page (g: 66-68). Dreja, Smith, and McCarty also formed the group Box of Frogs.

Song(s):
Shapes of Things (1966)

Album(s):
Five Live Yardbirds (live, 1964)
For Your Love (1965)
Having a Rave Up (1965)
Roger the Engineer (aka ‘Over Under Sideways Down’ and ‘The Yardbirds’) (1966)
Little Games (1967)
Birdland (2003)


David Yazbeck

Albums(s):
The Band’s Visit (cast: 2016)


Yazoo

Song(s):
Don’t Go (1982)
Situation (1982)

Album(s):
Upstair at Eric’s (1982)


Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Song(s):
Maps (2003)

Album(s):
Fever to Tell (2003)


Trisha Yearwood

Born 9/19/1964. Died

Country singer born Patricia Lynn Yearwood on 9/19/1964 in Monticello, GA. Married country singer Garth Brooks.


Jack Yellen


Yes

Progressive rock group formed in London (1968-). Members: Jon Anderson (v: 68-79, 83-01), Chris Squire (b: 68-88,91-01), Peter Banks (g: 68-70), Tony Kaye (k: 68-71, 83-94), Bill Bruford (d: 68-72,91), Steve Howe (g: 70-81,91,96-01), Rick Wakeman (k: 71-74, 76-80,91,96-97), Alan White (d: 72-01), Patrick Moraz (k: 74-76), Geoff Downes (k: 80), Trevor Horn (v/b: 80), Trevor Rabin (g/v: 83-94), Billy Sherwood (g: 97-99), Igor Khoroshev (k: 99), Larry Groupé (orchestra conducting: 01). Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe (ABWH) also recorded together from 1988-92, but without rights to the Yes name. Cinema, formed in 1981, became the 1981-1994 Yes lineup of Anderson, Squire, Kaye, White, and Rabin.

Song(s):
Roundabout (1972)
Owner of a Lonely Heart (1983)

Album(s):
The Yes Album (1971)
Fragile (1971)
Close to the Edge (1972)
Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973)
Relayer (1974)
Going for the One (1977)
Tormato (1978)
Drama (1980)
90125 (1983)
Big Generator (1987)
Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe (ABWH, 1989)
Union (1991)
Talk (1994)
Fly from Here (2011)

The DMDB Blog:
The Steve Howe Show (7/15/09), also on Facebook.


Maury Yeston

Albums(s):
Nine (cast: 1982)
Titanic: A New Musical (cast: 1997)


Dwight Yoakam

Country singer born Dwight David Yoakam on 10/23/1956 in Pikeville, KY.

Album(s):
Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc. (1986)


Yo La Tengo

Album(s):
I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One (1997)


Thom Yorke

Experimental rock singer with Radiohead. Born Thomas Edward Yorke on 10/7/1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England.


Vincent Youmans


Angus Young

Rock guitarist, songwriter, and founder of AC/DC. Born 3/31/1955 in Glasgow, Scotland.


Austin Young

Song(s):
The Birth of the Blues (1926) – see Paul Whiteman
Among My Souvenirs (1928) – see Paul Whiteman
My Heart Stood Still (1928) – see Paul Whiteman


Earl Young


Eve Young

Song(s):
Silver Dollar (Roll Roll Roll) (1950)


Faron Young

Country singer born 2/25/1932 in Shreveport, LA. Died 12/10/1996.

Song(s):
Hello Walls (w. Willie Nelson, 1961)


Jimmy Young

Song(s):
Too Young (1951)


Joe Young


Lester Young

Jazz saxophonist and clarinetist born Lester Willis Young on 8/27/1909 in Woodville, Mississippi. Died 3/15/1959.

Song(s):
Just You, Just Me (1944)


Neil Young

Rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born Neil Percival Young on 11/12/1945 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With The Classics (62), The Squires (63-65), The Mynah Birds (65), Buffalo Springfield (66-68), Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (69-71, 88, 99), and Stills-Young Band (76). Has worked predominantly as a solo artist since 1969.

Song(s):
Neil Young: Top 40 Songs
Down by the River (1969)
Ohio (1970) – see Crosby, Stills & Nash
Heart of Gold (1972)
My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) (1979)
This Note’s for You (1989)
Rockin’ in the Free World (1989)
Harvest Moon (1993)
Angry World (2010)

Album(s):
Neil Young: Top 10 Albums
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (with Crazy Horse, 1969)
After the Gold Rush (1970)
Déjà Vu (1970) - see Crosby, Stills & Nash
4 Way Street (live, 1971) – see Crosby, Stills & Nash)
Harvest (1972)
Tonight’s the Night (recorded 1973)
On the Beach (1974)
Zuma (1975)
Decade (compilation: 1969-76, released 1977)
& Crazy Horse – Rust Never Sleeps (1979)
Live Rust (live, 1979)
Freedom (1989)


Paul Young

Album(s):
No Parlez (1983)


Rida Johnson Young


Victor Young

Song(s):
Out of Nowhere (1931) – see Bing Crosby


Will Young

Song(s):
Anything Is Possible/Evergreen (2002)
Your Game (2004)


Young Artists for Haiti

Song(s):
Wavin’ Flag (2010)


Young Fathers

Album(s):
Dead (2014)


Young M.C.

Song(s):
Bust a Move (1989)


The (Young) Rascals

Song(s):
Good Lovin’ (1966)
Groovin’ (1967)


Young Thug

Song(s):
Havana (2017) – see Camila Cabello


David Yow

Member of The Jesus Lizard.


Click on a letter to choose a recording act (“S” for Bruce Springsteen, “B” for Beatles, etc.). Shown with the act are its major awards (see more here), short bios for select acts (generally taken or adapted from Joel Whitburn’s Pop Memories 1890-1954 and Top Pop Singles: Billboard books), and links to all albums reviewed here at the DMDB.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z VARIOUS ARTISTS

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Last updated February 8, 2020.