Kenny Young

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"Producer / Musician / Songwriter / Environmentalist. Co- Produced the Album Project "Earthrise" which was no.1 in the UK and released worldwide featuring: U-2, Paul McCartney, Sting, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Paul Simon, REM, Peter Gabriel, Queen, Seal and others for ELF's Rainforests conservation projects. For APE he produced Rhythms Del Mundo Cuba feat. musicians from the Buena Vista Social Club in a collaboration with Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Jack Johnson, Sting, U-2, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, Radiohead and the follow-up album Rhythms del Mundo Classics ft. The Killers, The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse and others.

"He also plays percussion and guitar with RDM. Wrote over 25 chart records, his songs including top ten hits, "Under the Boardwalk", and the Grammy Award winning song, "Ai No Corrida", and songs recorded by artists including The Rolling Stones, Jay-Z, The Beach Boys, Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, Joni Mitchel, Debbie Harry and others.

"Recipient of the United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding practical achievements in the protection and improvement of the environment for his work as co-founder of the Earth Love Fund which supported and initiated over 200 community based projects in Brazil, Africa, Asia and Australia."[1]

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  1. Artists Project Earth Who, organizational web page, accessed April 5, 2012.