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Toronto, Canada (1960 – present)

Neil Percival Young (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian , guitarist, and social activist who is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of his generation, particularly as Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Young was born in Toronto, but he moved to the family home of Winnipeg as a child, which is where his music career began. Young began performing as a solo artist in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield along with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay.

Having success on his own for a bit, he later joined the Crosby, Stills & Nash as a fourth member in 1969, thus forming Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, releasing his first album in 1968. His career has since spanned over 40 years and 34 studio albums, with a continual and uncompromising exploration of musical styles; his musical vision is notably referred to by his autobiographical tune”The Loner”. Music critics have often called him one of the best single artists of all time, and several tunes such as “Heart of Gold” and “Rockin’ In A Free World” remain popular on rock radio.

According to the Don’t Be Denied Songfacts, the 16-year-old Neil was raising chickens and selling the eggs, with plans to go to Ontario Agricultural College and be a farmer. Only his leisure activities foretold his future, when he would hide from his family problems in his room with his transistor radio playing local station CHUM. From this, Young experienced a growing admiration for originators such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and, of course, Elvis Presley.

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  • ovuervoqavtalmo

    I am Brazilian and i accept any friend request. I'm open to new artists and of various rhythms from all corners of the world. I always want to know more. Anyone with information is only pass that I accept and hear, and if you want, I also have a lot of good Brazilian music to display. Let's listen to music!

    3 hours ago Reply
  • Tymbolic

    Fair enough, but I doubt he's going to come on here and read that.

    8 Sep 5:22am Reply
  • sls

    He made some good tunes but I have little respect for him as a man, what with that Pono garbage. Educate yourself brother, https://xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html (or keep your damn mouth shut!)

    7 Sep 9:45pm Reply
  • onthewall2983

    http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6236579/is-neil-young-recording-his-orchestral-album

    6 Sep 9:27pm Reply
  • Maglor_T

    v LOL. It's actually kind of sad tho

    2 Sep 3:29pm Reply
  • Tymbolic

    Neil Young & Crazy Divorce

    29 Aug 4:14am Reply
  • zykoveddy

    Just discovered Trans. Really digging this album, very unique sound.

    7 Aug 7:09pm Reply
  • Masako_akg

    つい最近 オススメ!と言われて紹介してもらったのがニールヤングでした。 Only love can break your heart を勧めてもらいましたが、一回で好きになりました。 CDで初めて聞いた時、ニールヤングのあたたかい歌声が頭から離れなくなりました。 何処へでも持ち歩きたいアーティストです。改めてレコードで聴いてみたいなぁ。

    7 Aug 6:47pm Reply
  • Sobonja

    Erm, sorry to inform you, but that's not Neil Young covering Fancy. :(

    11 Jul 12:19pm Reply
  • Gif__

    Listen to his cover of Fancy song on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, SO good!

    9 Jul 11:41pm Reply
  • Cylob

    Le Noise baby.

    5 Jul 8:11pm Reply
  • impronen

    DEAD MAN OST, peoples. Thats where the gold is.

    4 Jul 5:03pm Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    David Crosby's new album is phenomenal; Everyone needs to give it a listen. It's serious music.

    9 Jun 5:06pm Reply
  • TheUselessGolem

    AniRockAniMetal: prawda!

    31 May 1:14am Reply
  • Kdo_Kenoute

    Digging the new record. [2]

    29 May 8:11pm Reply
  • AniRockAniMetal

    Kwintesencja prostego rockowania na wielkim poziomie. Kilka chwytów, proste, bezpośrednie teksty, bardzo skromne możliwości wykonawcze, a klasa niesamowita.

    29 May 11:06am Reply
  • riverofstars

    He came dancin' across the water...

    29 May 5:04am Reply
  • tjd9

    Digging the new record.

    27 May 1:09pm Reply
  • TheUselessGolem

    Who knows - but maybe Homegrown this summer!

    24 May 1:15pm Reply
  • hawker27

    Sorry Neil. A letter home is a courageous and interesting record to release but it was best left in the vaults. Where is Toast?

    23 May 6:46am Reply
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