- Category : 1938-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 4
Scottish singer, songwriter, saxophonist, bassist, guitarist and session musician, also known as George Alexander. He is an elder brother of George Young, the rhythm guitarist and founding member of The Easybeats as well as Malcolm and Angus Young, founding members of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.
When his family emigrated to Sydney, Australia, in 1963, he 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, in 1967, Alexander formed and played bass in the London-based band Grapefruit, initially called "The Grapefruit".
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.
Grapefruit received some support from The Beatles and released two albums and several singles during 1968 and 1969.
From 1995 till August 1997, Young worked as a music manager with Proud and Loud Management, based in Hamburg. He died of lung cancer in Hamburg-Sasel on 4 August 1997.