Singer Ralph Young dies at 90

Tony Sandler and Ralph Young
Ralph Young, a singer best known as the English-language half of the popular multilingual duo Sandler & Young, died on Friday at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 90. Young was also a legend of the big band era, born in the Bronx in 1918, he sang with Les Brown's Band and formed his own band when he served stateside in the Army during World War II. Later he joined Belgian-born singer Tony Sandler and their baritone voices blended well, with Sandler singing songs in their original language while Young sang along with an English translation. Their first album sold more than a million copies. The pair recorded 22 albums, appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Tonight Show," and headlined concerts at legendary nightclubs in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City and Europe.

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