Thursday, April 18, 1974

One of the first of the new generation of electric Blues artists, singer and mandolinist, Johnny Young died from a heart attack in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 56.

Sunday, April 6, 1969

Johnny Young recorded album Fat Mandolin for Blue Horizon at the O.D.O Studios in New York City, NY. Band consisted of Johnny Young on vocals, guitar and mandolin; Paul Osher on harmonica; Otis Spann on piano; Sammy Lawhorn on guitar and bass; and S.P. Leary on drums. Prod. by Bart Friedman and Otis Spann.

Monday, November 27, 1967

Johnny Young and Big Walter Horton recorded Chicago Blues LP for Arhoolie Records at Stereosonic Studios in Chicago, IL. The band consisted of Johnny Young on vocals and guitar; Walter Horton on harmonica; Lafayette Leake on piano; Jimmy Dawkins on lead guitar; Ernest Gatewood on bass; and Lester Dorsie on drums; produced by Chris Strachwitz and Willie Dixon.

Saturday, June 18, 1966

The Chicago String Band LP was recorded in Chicago, IL by Carl Martin on vocals, violine and mandolin; Johnny Young on vocals and mandolin; John Lee Granderson on vocals and gjuitar; and John Wrencher on harmonica.

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Thursday, October 9, 1965

Pete Welding recorded Arthur "Big Boy" Spires (backed by Johnny Young on guitar) in Chicago, Illinois.

Thursday, November 11, 1965

Johnny Young and His Chicago Blues Band LP was recorded by Pete Welding for Arhoolie at Sound Studios in Chicago, IL. Band consisted of Johnny Young on vocals, guitar, and mandolin; Otis Spann on piano; James Cotton on harmonica; Jimmy Lee Morris on bass; and S.P. Leary on drums.

Monday, November 22, 1965

Otis Spann recorded Nobody Knows My Troubles LP for Testament in Chicago, IL. The crew was: Otis Spann on vocals, piano, and organ; James Cotton on harmonica; Johnny Young on guitar; Jimmy Lee Morris on bass; and S. P. Leary on drums.

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Saturday, April 4, 1964

Part of John Lee Granderson's Hard Luck John Testament LP was recorded in Chicago, IL by John Lee Granderson on vocals and guitar; Jimmy Walker on piano; and Johnny Young on mandolin.

Wednesday, October 14, 1964

Part of the Robert Nighthawk's session for Nighthawk/Stackhouse Testament LP Masters of Modern Blues Volume 4 was recorded in Chicago, IL by Robert Nighthawk on vocals and guitar; Big John Wrencher on harmonica; and Johnny Young on mandolin.

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Tuesday, July 17, 1956
Snooky Pryor held a recording sessions for Vee-Jay in Chicago, IL with Johnny Young & Floyd Jones on guitars, and Earl Phillips on drums backing him.