Alexander Young aka George Alexander was a Scottish guitarist and session musician.
Alexander Young was born in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland. He is the brother of George, the rhythm guitarist and founding member of The Easybeats, and Malcolm and Angus, founding members of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.
When the Young family emigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1963,Alexander Young chose to remain in Britain to pursue musical interests. At that time he was in a band called the Bobby Patrick Big six and spent some time in Germany. Later on In 1967, Alexander formed and played bass in the London-based band Grapefruit—initially called "The Grapefruit"—with three former members of Tony Rivers and the Castaways, John Perry, Geoff Swettenham, and Pete Swettenham.
Young was signed as songwriter with Apple Music Publishing Ltd. by Terry Doran, managing director of Apple, friend of the Beatles, and later manager of Grapefruit, during the summer of 1967. The song writing contract was based on the strength of the song "Lullaby for a Lazy Day", which John Lennon liked—a tape with this song was found in his personal belongings.
Grapefruit received some support from The Beatles and released two albums and several singles during 1968 and 1969. The group was launched by the Beatles with a press conference in 1968, on January 17, with the first single "Dear Delilah". It went to number 21 in the UK single chart in February 1968. Paul McCartney directed a promo film for the single "Elevator". John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison attended and helped in their recording sessions for the singles, as Grapefruit didn't have a producer at the time. However, the group broke up in late 1969, with only Young remaining in the music business as a session musician.
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