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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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Jimmy Yancey

Song(s):

  • Midnight Stomp (year?)

    Frank Yankovic & His Yanks

    Song(s):

  • Just Because (1948)

    The Yardbirds

    Links: DMDB page - official site - Facebook

    About: 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 (1964) live
  • 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)

    Yazoo

    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:

    American country singer. Married country singer Garth Brooks.


    Jack Yellen


    Yes

    About: 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.

    Ylvis

    Song(s):

  • The Fox (2013)

    Dwight Yoakam

    Born: 10/23/1956 Died:

    Country singer.

    Album(s):

  • Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc. (1986)

    Yo La Tengo

    Album(s):

  • I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One (1997)

    Thom Yorke

    Born: 10/7/1968 Died:

    British experimental rock singer with Radiohead.


    Vincent Youmans


    Angus Young

    Born: 3/31/1955 in Scotland Died:

    Scottish-born Australian rock guitarist, songwriter, and founder of AC/DC.


    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

    Born: 2/25/1932

    Country singer.

    Song(s):

  • Hello Walls (w. Willie Nelson, 1961)

    Jimmy Young

    Song(s):

  • Too Young (1951)

    Joe Young


    Lester Young

    Born: 8/27/1909 Died: 3/15/1959

    American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist.

    Song(s):

  • Just You, Just Me (1944)

    Neil Young

    Born: 11/12/45 in Toronto, Canada

    Rock singer/songwriter and guitarist 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):

  • 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):

  • 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: 1966-1977)
  • & Crazy Horse – Rust Never Sleeps (1979)
  • Live Rust (live, 1979)
  • Freedom (1989)

    The DMDB Blog/Facebook Note(s):

  • Neil Young – Top 20 Songs

    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 Fathers

    Album(s):

  • Dead (2014)

    Young M.C.

    Song(s):

  • Bust a Move (1989)

    The (Young) Rascals

    Song(s):

  • Good Lovin’ (1966)
  • Groovin’ (1967)

    David Yow

    Member of The Jesus Lizard.

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      Last updated Feb. 13, 2017.