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Before she was 16 years old KATHY YOUNG had what millions work their life for - she was a star. At age 14 KATHY YOUNG caught the eye of a producer at a Wink Martindale T.V. show and within weeks she recorded what quickly became a number one HIT and a standard in rock & roll "A THOUSAND STARS" and became nicknamed "THE CINDERELLA OF SHOW BUSINESS ". For five years she traveled the U.S., Hawaii and Canada with Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, The Shirrells, Bo Diddly, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Ray Charles and Neil Sedaka just to name a few and appeared on American Bandstand four times where she received her gold record for "A THOUSAND STARS".

She followed "A Thousand Stars" with an LP "The Sounds of Kathy Young and follow up singles "Happy Birthday Blues", and "Magic Is The Night". She also recorded a series of hit songs with Chris Montez as "Chris & Kathy".

In 1965 at age 19 KATHY YOUNG took a major step in a new direction - she married John Maus of the Walker Brothers, who was occassionaly her guitar player. They met while they were both performing at "Pandoras Box" in Hollywood. Soon after their marriage they moved to England where the Walker Brothers found success sharing the top spot on the charts with the Beatles and Rolling Stones.

In 1969 she returned to the U.S. She remarried in 1971, and for the next twenty years raised a family and helped manage their citrus ranch in Central California.

In 1994 she returned to L.A. where she now works for a major international company. She also returned to her original passion - music.

Since her return KATHY YOUNG has performed on numerous rock shows at some of the countries premier venues including the "Greek Theatre" in L.A. and the "Meadowlands" arena in New Jersey.

As she did in 1960, KATHY YOUNG will "capture you in her charms" for she remains one of the brightest stars of her generation.

Hobbies: 10K runs, golf, water skiing, snow skiing, biking, fly fishing, horse back riding, camping, she climbed Mt. Whitney with her son last year (she's still trying to catch her breath). Along side music her other passion has always been for cars. Racing down a drag strip at age 13 was her start, currently she's on the Michael Bondelli Precision Driving Team filming movies and commercials in her spare time (www.mbdrivingteam.com).

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