In the 60's he hitched and strummed his way around Ireland several times and got to love the music. In the 70s he was into Folk in places like Worcester and Derby. In the 80s he wrote and sang for whoever had a cause, steel workers, miners, anti-apartheid, CND. Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire - Derbyshire, wherever! He played the Albert Hall and turned down Blackpool Winter Gardens. There was work for TV and he teamed up in Northern Clouds (with singer-song-writer Keith Jones), Red G'zunders and Moaning Minnies (with Malcolm and Jenny Fox and Carmel O'Toole) and Young and O'Toole. The next 20 years were less musical, although he always wrote and played and filled a couple of carrier bags with unheard songs. Now he is back to plague audiences who have had it too easy for too long. Here he is once more,presenting a mixture of middle-aged angst and post-dated polemics. Now residing under the pseudenym "The Grey Picker" , John Young rides again! Long may he strum!