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"I went; wait a minute, what's that?" Owen Paul 2022


Owen Paul is a Scottish singer and songwriter who achieved brief but notable success in the mid-1980s. He was born Owen Paul McGee in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 1, 1962.

Paul began his music career as a guitarist and vocalist for the Glasgow-based band Jump. In 1983, he left the band to pursue a solo career and signed a recording contract with Epic Records.

In 1986, Owen Paul released his debut single, "My Favourite Waste of Time," which became an instant hit in the UK, reaching number three on the UK Singles Chart. The song was a cover of a track by American singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw. Still, Paul's version was produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, the hit-making team behind many of the era's biggest pop stars.

Paul's follow-up singles, "Pleased to Meet You" and "Only for the Young," also charted in the UK, but neither matched the success of "My Favourite Waste of Time." He released his debut album, "Owen Paul," in 1986, but it failed to replicate the success of his early singles.

Despite his brief stint in the pop limelight, Owen Paul continued to make music throughout the 1990s and 2000s. He released several albums, including "About Time" in 1993 and "Brave New World" in 2001, and he continued to tour and perform live.

In addition to his music career, Paul has also worked as a radio DJ, television presenter, and actor. In addition, he has appeared in several stage productions, including the West End production of "Blood Brothers" and the UK tour of "The Rocky Horror Show."

Today, Owen Paul continues to perform and record music. He remains a popular figure in the UK music scene and is fondly remembered for his catchy pop songs and charismatic stage presence.


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