18. Apr, 2020

Mal Foster - Life Stories No.15

Paul Young - Wherever I Lay My Hat

It would be remiss of me to exclude Paul Young’s 1983 classic ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat’ from this series of short anecdotal life stories. After initially leaving home as a nineteen-year-old in 1976, I all but lived out of a suitcase moving between digs, bedsits and flats, a grand total of eleven times until I eventually ended up in Woking in 1988. This song always reminds me of all that upheaval and my chosen lifestyle at the time. 

Paul Young had also been the frontman of short-lived bands such as Kool & the Kool Cats, Streetband and the Q-Tips before embarking on his solo career. Hear ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat’ from his chart-topping 'No Parlez' album on YOUTUBE