Gary Young (May 3, 1953) was the first drummer of the 1990s alternative rock band Pavement.
Gary Young was born in Mamaroneck, New York. His father worked in the plastics business.
Stephen Malkmus (vocal, guitar) and childhood friend Scott Kannberg (guitar, vocals) formed Pavement in Stockton, CA in 1989. Their first EP was recorded at a local studio Louder Than You Think-which was owned by Gary Young, then a thirty-something drummer who appeared on the EP. Young was also on the recording of Demolition Plot J-7 in 1990.
After the release of their first album, Slanted & Enchanted, Pavement toured nationally in support of it.
Young gained the band notoriety with his on- and offstage antics. He was noted for greeting the audience at the door, giving out cabbage, mashed potatoes or cinnamon toast to fans, doing headstands.
His last release as a member of the group was the EP Watery, Domestic. He later appeared on the two Spiral Stairs tracks on the Major Leagues EP.
He later released three albums under the name Gary Young's Hospital. Young currently markets recording studio products, in particular, the Universal Microphone Shock Mount.