Neil Young

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Date of Birth November 12, 1945
Place of Birth Toronto, Canada
Age 75 years old
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Neil Young

Neil Percival Young is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and activist. After embarking on a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, joining Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others. Since his early solo albums and those with his backing band Crazy Horse, Young has been prolific, recording a steady stream of studio and live albums. Young has received several Grammy and Juno Awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted him twice: in 1995 as a solo artist and in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. In 2000, Rolling Stone named Young the 34th greatest rock 'n roll artist. His guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and signature tenor singing voice define his long career. He also plays piano and harmonica on many albums, which frequently combine folk, rock, country and other musical styles.

Birth name: Neil Percival Young
Also known as: Bernard Shakey
Born: November 12, 1945, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Origin: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Genres: Rock, folk rock, hard rock, country rock, proto-grunge
Occupation(s): Musician, singer-songwriter, producer, director, screenwriter, humanitarian, entrepreneur, inventor
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
Years active: 1963–present
Labels: Warner Bros, Reprise, Atco, Atlantic, Geffen
Associated acts: The Squires, The Mynah Birds, Rick James, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Crazy Horse, The Stray Gators, The Stills-Young Band, The Ducks, Northern Lights
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About Neil Young

Legendary folksinger responsible for songs including "Old Man," "Heart of Gold," "Harvest Moon," and "Alabama." Apart from his solo career, he was a member of the bands Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Before Fame

He was one of the last people in Ontario to be diagnosed with polio and experienced seizures as a child.

Achievement

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: once for his solo career and another time as a member of Buffalo Springfield.

Family Life

He married Pegi Young on August 2, 1977 and they had three children together before divorcing in 2014.

Associations

In 1969, he joined David Crosby to become the fourth member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

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