Kenny Young interviewed by Richard Oliff. Thursday 11th November 1010.
Young is an American songwriter, producer and environmentalist who has been an active writer, artist, and producer from 1963 to the present. American Brill building writer Kenny ended up in the UK after his song ‘Captain of Your Ship’ became a hit for Reparata and the Delrons. His most famous songs are "Under the Boardwalk," and "Ai No Corrida. "Under the Boardwalk" was recorded by The Drifters in 1964 and by The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, John Cougar Mellencamp, Ricky Lee Jones, Aaron Neville and many other artists. Young also wrote or produced Top 40 hit songs for Quincy Jones, Herman's Hermits, The Shirelles, Ben E. King, Reparata and the Delrons, Kenny Rogers, Nancy Sinatra, Clodagh Rodgers, Fox, Yellow Dog and Rhythms Del Mundos.