One of the most outstanding vocal acts of the 1970s (as nominated by The Stage and Screen Today)

Tributes to Robert

Robert died in hospital on 30th May 2011. His voice and engaging personality will live on in the hearts and memories of all his fans. This page will feature tributes to Robert by his fans. If you would like to contribute to this page, please email [email protected]

A Tribute from Brenda Daniel

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Robert Young at the end of May.

I first saw Robert at the Floral Hall, Scarborough in the early 70’s and after hearing his fantastic voice I became a dedicated fan from that moment on.  I saw, and met, Robert at the Aquarius in Chesterfield many times, and saw him at other venues over the years including Scarborough, Blackpool, Manchester, and even at our village garden party in Derbyshire. His wondrous voice and lovely personality, always having time for his fans, is something we will never forget about Robert.

His memory and his music will live in our hearts forever, and we will continue to keep on this website in memory of one of Britain’s greatest singers.

Rest in Peace Robert, and may you sing with the angels until we meet again.

A Tribute from John van Buyten 

For many years we knew that our beloved " Robert Young" was  ill and hospitalised. But nevertheless his death was sad news for us.  Our thoughts are in the first place with his son "Robert Young junior " and the rest of his family.

I was his number one fan in Belgium since his first performance in Belgium in 1973 and I will never forget this fantastic singer with a voice like an angel and most of all a voice with love, power and emotion .

I had the chance to see him live again, a year later and from that moment he was, with Mario Lanza one of the best voices in this world.

It is sad that we never got a CD from him with his best songs, but I hope that Alan Walsh and Robert Young junior could make some efforts to bring a CD from Robert Young on the market. I am sure that it would be a great hit.

Robert, now you are singing, I am sure, in heaven for the other angels together with your idol Mario Lanza.

We will never forget you Robert, and I am sure that all your fans will do everything to keep your memory alive.

Robert, rest in peace.

A Tribute from Chris and Tony Barrington from Sheffield


We were so very sorry to hear of the death of the marvellous Robert Young from John Williamson, the ever caring previous owner of the "Aquarius" Night Club in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
After the first time we saw Robert we couldn't help but become members of his fan club, we were so impressed with his wonderful voice and warm personality.
We spent many happy evenings at the "Aquarius"  in the safe hands of the compere (second to none) Tommy Tuft in the 80s especially to see Robert when he was there and every New Years Eve when there were great celebrations, with sparklers and the piping in of the haggis.
Robert was so very talented not only with his singing, but as a great instrumentalist, even to playing the bagpipes. He was a very charismatic Artiste and a lovely person.  He will always live in our minds and memories for all the pleasure and happiness he gave us and all our friends.