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Neil Young
Neil Young in Austin, Texas on November 9, 1976
Neil Young in Austin, Texas on November 9, 1976
Background information
Birth name Neil Percival Young
Also known as Bernard Shakey, Helmer Bernard Shakey, Joe Yankee, Joe Canuck, Phil Perspective, Shakey Deal, Clyde Coil, Shakey, Dr. Shakes
Born November 12, 1945 (1945-11-12) (age 62)
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genre(s) Rock, folk rock, country rock, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Screenwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, banjo, synclavier
Years active 1960–present
Label(s) Reprise, Geffen
Associated acts The Jades, The Squires, The Mynah Birds, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Crazy Horse, The Stray Gators, The Stills-Young Band, The Ducks, Pearl Jam, Northern Lights
Website http://www.neilyoung.com
Notable instrument(s)
Gibson R6 Les Paul Goldtop
"Old Black"

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Young's work is characterized by deeply personal lyrics, distinctive guitar work, and signature nasal tenor singing voice. Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments—including piano and harmonica—his style of claw-hammer acoustic guitar and often idiosyncratic soloing on electric guitar are the linchpins of a sometimes ragged, sometimes polished sound. Although Young has experimented widely with differing music styles, including swing, jazz, rockabilly, blues, and electronic music throughout a varied career, his best known work usually falls into either of two distinct styles: folk-esque acoustic rock (as heard in songs such as "Heart of Gold", "Harvest Moon" and "Old Man") and electric-charged hard rock (in songs like "Cinnamon Girl", "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)"). In more recent years, Young has started to adopt elements from newer styles of music, such as industrial, alternative country and grunge, the latter of which was profoundly influenced by his own style of playing, often bringing him the title of "the godfather of grunge". This article is about Tenor vocalists in music. ... Pianoforte redirects here. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... A steel string acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar descended from the classical guitar, but strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound. ... For other uses, see swing. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ... Blues music redirects here. ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... Bob Dylans folk-rock album, Blonde on Blonde Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. ... Acoustic music refers to music that solely or primarily uses instruments which produce sound through entirely acoustic means, as opposed to electronic means. ... This article is about the genre. ... Heart of Gold from the 1972 album Harvest is Neil Youngs only number one hit single in his long musical career. ... Old Man is a song written and performed by Neil Young on his 1972 best-selling album, Harvest. ... Two different electric guitars. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Cinnamon Girl is a song by Neil Young. ... Rockin in the Free World is a song by Neil Young, released on his 1989 record Freedom. ... Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) is a rock song by Neil Young. ... Matt Hillyer of Texas-based Eleven Hundred Springs Alternative country is a term applied to various subgenres of country music. ... Grunge redirects here. ... A godparent, in many denominations of Christianity, is someone who sponsors a childs baptism. ... Grunge redirects here. ...


Young has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), and Greendale (2003).[2] This article is about motion pictures. ... For other uses, see Alias. ... Human Highway is 1982 movie co-directed by, and starring Neil Young, under his pseudonym Bernard Shakey. ... Greendale is the name of an album and a movie, both made in 2003, by Neil Young. ...


He is also an outspoken advocate for environmental issues and small farmers, having co-founded the benefit concert Farm Aid, and in 1986 helped found The Bridge School,[3] and its annual supporting Bridge School Benefit concerts, together with his wife Pegi. A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ... Farm Aid started as a benefit concert on September 22, 1985, in Champaign, Illinois, held to raise money for family farmers in the United States. ... The Bridge School Benefit is an annual non-profit charity concert held in Mountain View, California every October at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. ...


Although Young sings frequently about U.S. legends and myths (Pocahontas, space stations, and the settlement of the American West),[4] he remains a Canadian citizen and has never wanted to relinquish his Canadian citizenship. He has lived in the U.S. for "so long" and has stated, about U.S. elections, that he has "got just as much right to vote in them as anybody else."[5]

Contents

Biography

Early years

Neil Young was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to sportswriter and novelist Scott Young and Edna Ragland (known as Rassy) , who had moved to Toronto from their family home of Manitoba to pursue a sport journalism career. Neil spent his early years in the small country town of Omemee, 130 km northeast of Toronto. Scott Young (April 14, 1918 – June 12, 2005) was a Canadian journalist, sportswriter and novelist and the father of musician Neil Young. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English French (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 14 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 15, 1870 (5th) Area  Ranked 8th Total 647,797... Omemee is a community within the City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada, formerly known as Victoria County. ...


Young was diagnosed with diabetes as a child[6] and a bout of polio at the age of 6 left him with a weakened left side; he still walks with a slight limp. Poliomyelitis (polio), or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. ...


His parents divorced when Young was 12, and he moved with his mother back to the family home of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where his music career began. For other uses, see Winnipeg (disambiguation). ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English French (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 14 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 15, 1870 (5th) Area  Ranked 8th Total 647,797...


When Neil Young arrived in Winnipeg from Ontario, he already knew what it was like to be uprooted, since his family had gone wherever his father's career in journalism had taken him. But after the break-up of his parents' marriage, Neil and his mother Rassy settled into the working class suburb of Fort Rouge where the shy, dry-humoured youth enrolled at Earl Grey Junior High School. It was there that he met Ken Koblun, later to join him in The Squires, he liked them and there that he formed his first band the Jades. Fort Rouge was Winnipegs first true suburb. ... The Jades were a rock band formed in late 1960, and consisted of musicians Neil Young, Ken Koblun, John Daniel, David Gregg, and Jim Atkin. ...


While attending Kelvin High School in Winnipeg, he played in several instrumental rock bands. Young's first stable band was called the Squires, and they had a local hit called "The Sultan." Young dropped out of high school[7] and also played in Fort William, where they recorded a series of demos produced by a local producer named Ray Dee, whom Young called "the original Briggs."[8] While in Thunder Bay, Young first encountered Stephen Stills. In the 2006 film Heart of Gold Young relates how he used to spend time as a teenager at Falcon Lake, Manitoba where he would endlessly plug coins into the jukebox to hear Ian Tyson's "Four Strong Winds." Kelvin High School is a public high school, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... Fort William was a city in Northern Ontario, located on the Kaministiquia River, at its entrance to Lake Superior. ... Stephen Arthur Stills (born January 3, 1945) is an American guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Falcon Lake is located in the Whiteshell Provincial Park in southeastern Manitoba, Canada. ... Famous Alberta cowboy music singer. ... Four Strong Winds is a song written by Ian Tyson in the early 1960s. ...


After leaving the Squires, Neil worked folk clubs in Winnipeg, where he first met Joni Mitchell.[9] Here he wrote some of his earliest and most enduring folk songs such as the classic "Sugar Mountain" about his lost youth. Mitchell wrote "The Circle Game" in response. Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ...


In 1965 Young toured Canada as a solo artist and composing music for commercial advertisements. In 1966, he joined Rick James-fronted Mynah Birds. The band managed to secure a record deal with the Motown label. Unfortunately, as their first album was being recorded James was arrested for being AWOL from the army.[10] After the Mynah Birds disbanded, Young and bass player Bruce Palmer relocated to Los Angeles. Young has admitted in an interview that he was in the United States illegally until receiving a green card in 1970.[11] Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr) (February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was one of the most popular artists on the Motown label during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... For other uses of Desertion, see Abandonment. ... For other persons named Bruce Palmer, see Bruce Palmer (disambiguation). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


Buffalo Springfield

Once they reached Los Angeles, Young and Palmer met up with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, and Dewey Martin to form Buffalo Springfield. A mixture of folk, country, psychedelia, and rock lent a hard edge by the twin lead guitars of Stills and Young made Buffalo Springfield a critical success, and their first record Buffalo Springfield (1967) sold well after Stills' topical song "For What It's Worth" became a hit - aided by Young's melodic harmonics played on electric guitar. Stephen Arthur Stills (born January 3, 1945) is an American guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young). ... Richie Furay (born Paul Richard Furay, on 9 May 1944, in Yellow Springs, Ohio) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is best known for forming the 1960s band Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin. ... Buffalo Springfield was a short-lived but influential folk rock group that served as a springboard for the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina and is most famous for the song For What Its Worth. After its formation in April 1966, a series of... Psychedelia is a term describing a category of music, visual art, fashion, and culture that is associated originally with the high 1960s, hippies, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, California. ... Buffalo Springfield is the self-titled debut album by folk rock band Buffalo Springfield, released in 1966 (see 1966 in music). ...


Distrust of their management, as well as the arrest and deportation of Palmer, exacerbated the already strained relations among the group members and led to Buffalo Springfield's demise. A second album, Buffalo Springfield Again, was released in late 1967, but two of Young’s three contributions were actually solo tracks recorded apart from the rest of the group. Buffalo Springfield Again is a folk rock album by Buffalo Springfield, a band which included future stars Richie Furay, Neil Young and Stephen Stills. ...


In many ways, these three songs on Buffalo Springfield Again are harbingers of much of Young's later work in that, although they all share deeply personal, almost idiosyncratic lyrics, they also present three very different musical approaches to the arrangement of what is essentially an original folk song. "Mr Soul" is the only Young song of the three that all five members of the group perform together. In contrast, "Broken Arrow" was confessional folk rock of a kind that would characterize much of the music that emerged from the singer-songwriter movement. Young’s experimental production intersperses each verse with snippets of sound from other sources, including opening the song with a sound bite of Dewey Martin singing "Mr. Soul" and closing it with the thumping of a heartbeat. "Expecting to Fly" was a lushly produced ballad featuring a string arrangement that Young's co-producer for the track, Jack Nitzsche, would dub "symphonic pop." Cover from Buffalo Springfield Again Broken Arrow is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young and recorded by Buffalo Springfield on their 1967 album Buffalo Springfield Again. ... For other uses, see Ballad (disambiguation). ... Bernard Alfred (Jack) Nitzsche (Chicago, April 22, 1937 – Hollywood, August 25, 2000) was an integral presence in the history of popular music in the 20th century. ...


In May 1968, the band split up for good, but in order to fulfill a contractual obligation, a final album, Last Time Around, was recorded, primarily from recordings made earlier that year. Young contributed the songs "On the Way Home" and "I Am a Child", singing lead on the latter. Last Time Around is the third and final album by folk rock band Buffalo Springfield, released in 1968 (see 1968 in music). ...


Solo success & CSNY

After the breakup of Buffalo Springfield, Young signed a solo deal with Reprise Records, home of his colleague and friend Joni Mitchell, with whom he shared a manager, Elliot Roberts. Young and Nitzsche immediately began work on Young's first solo record, Neil Young (November 1968), which received mixed reviews. In a 1970 interview,[12] Young deprecated the album as being "overdubbed rather than played," and the quest for music that expresses the spontaneity of the moment has long been a feature of his career. Nevertheless, the album contains some tunes that remain a staple of his live shows, most notably "The Loner." Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... Neil Young is the solo debut album by Canadian musician Neil Young. ...


For his next album, Young recruited three musicians from a band called The Rockets: Danny Whitten on guitar, Billy Talbot on bass guitar, and Ralph Molina on drums. These three took the name Crazy Horse (after the historical figure of the same name), and Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (May 1969), is credited to "Neil Young with Crazy Horse." Recorded in just two weeks, the album opens with one of Young's most familiar songs, "Cinnamon Girl," and is dominated by two more, "Cowgirl in the Sand" and "Down by the River," that feature lengthy jams showcasing Young's idiosyncratic guitar soloing accompanied sympathetically by Crazy Horse. Young reportedly wrote all three songs on the same day, while nursing a high fever of 103 °F (39.5 °C) in bed. Danny Ray Whitten (1943-1972) was born in Columbus, Georgia on May 8, 1943. ... Billy Talbot is a singer-songwriter, best known as the bassist for Crazy Horse. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Crazy Horse (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Crazy Horse (disambiguation). ... Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969) is Neil Youngs second solo album and his first with backing band Crazy Horse. ...


Shortly after the release of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Young reunited with Stephen Stills by joining Crosby, Stills, & Nash, who had already released one album as a trio. Young was originally offered a position as a sideman, but agreed to join only if he received full membership, and the group was renamed Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.[13] The quartet debuted in Chicago on August 16, 1969, and later performed at the famous Woodstock Festival, during which Young skipped the acoustic set and refused to be filmed during the electric set, even telling the cameramen: "One of you fuckin' guys comes near me and I'm gonna fuckin' hit you with my guitar".[14] During the making of their first album, Déjà Vu, the musicians frequently argued, particularly Young and Stills, who both fought for control.[15] Crosby, Stills & Nash, also Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young when including occasional fourth member Neil Young, are a folk rock/rock supergroup. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was an event held at Max Yasgurs 600 acre (2. ... Déjà Vu is the second album by folk-rock band Crosby, Stills & Nash, and their first as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, released on March 11, 1970. ...


"Ohio" was written following the Kent State massacre on May 4, 1970, and was a staple of anti-war rallies in the 1970s. The song was quickly recorded by CSNY and immediately released as a single, even though CSNY's "Teach Your Children" was still climbing the singles charts. Many believe that the release "Ohio" as a single cut into the sales of "Teach Your Children" and prevented that song from reaching the top ten. In the late 1970s and for much of the 1980s, Young refrained from performing "Ohio" live, as he considered the song to be dated. In the wake of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, however, Young revived the song in concert, often dedicating it to the Chinese students who were killed in the massacre. Interestingly, Crosby, Stills & Nash, as a trio, also returned the song to their live repertoire around the same time, even though Young had provided the lead vocals on the original recording. Ohio is a protest song performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and written by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970. ... Mary Ann Vecchio kneels over the body of Jeffrey Miller The Kent State shootings occurred at Kent State University, Ohio, and involved the shooting of students by the National Guard on May 4, 1970. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... alternative Chinese name Traditional Chinese: Simplified Chinese: Literal meaning: Tiananmen Incident The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, widely known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre, in China referred to as the June Fourth Incident to avoid confusion with the two other Tiananmen Square protests and as an act of official censorship...


Also that year, Young released his third solo album, After the Gold Rush (1970), which featured, among others, a young Nils Lofgren, Stephen Stills, and CSNY bassist Greg Reeves. Young also recorded some tracks with Crazy Horse, but dismissed them early in the sessions. Aided by his newfound fame with CSNY, the album was a commercial breakthrough for Young and contains some of his best known work. Notable tracks include the title track, with dream-like lyrics that run a gamut of subjects from drugs and interpersonal relationships to environmental concerns, as well as Young’s controversial and acerbic condemnation of racism in "Southern Man," which, along with a later song entitled "Alabama," later prompted Lynyrd Skynyrd to decry Young by name in the lyrics to "Sweet Home Alabama." Ironically, Young was one of Skynyrd's biggest influences, and Young himself was an admirer of Skynyrd's music. The respectful rivalry and friendship between Young and Skynyrd front man Ronnie Van Zant would serve as a recurring theme in the Drive-By Truckers' 2001 concept album Southern Rock Opera. This article is about the Neil Young album. ... Nils Lofgren is an American rock music singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. ... Stephen Arthur Stills (born January 3, 1945) is an American guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young). ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced lÄ•h-nérd skin-nérd) (pronounced ) is an iconic U.S. Southern rock band. ... Sweet Home Alabama is a song by Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd that first appeared in 1974 on their second album, Second Helping. ... Ronald Wayne Ronnie Van Zant (January 15, 1948 – October 20, 1977) was the lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and a founding member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. ... Drive-By Truckers are a rock/alt-country/cowpunk (their website actually calls them a psychobilly band) band based in Athens, Georgia, though three out of five members (Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood, and Shonna Tucker) originally hail from The Shoals region of Northern Alabama. ... In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... // Southern Rock Opera Southern Rock Opera is the sprawling 2001 double album recorded and released by Drive-By Truckers, a rock and alt-country band from northern Alabama. ...


With CSNY splitting up and Crazy Horse having signed their own record deal, Young began the year 1971 with a solo tour entitled "Journey Through the Past." Later, he recruited a new group of country-music session musicians, whom he christened The Stray Gators, to record much of the new material that had been premiered on tour for the album Harvest (1972). Harvest was a massive hit (especially with the country-music crowd) and "Heart of Gold" became a US number one single. Another notable song was "The Needle and the Damage Done," a lament for talented artists who died because of heroin addiction; inspired in part by the heroin use of Crazy Horse member Danny Whitten, who would eventually die of an overdose.[16] The Stray Gators were the musicians Jack Nitzsche (piano), Ben Keith (steel guitar), Tim Drummond (bass) and Kenny Buttrey (drums). ... Harvest is an album by Neil Young, which was the best-selling album of 1972. ... The Needle and the Damage Done is a song by Neil Young that chronicles his Crazy Horse bandmate Danny Whittens descent and eventual death due to heroin addiction. ...


The album's success, however, caught Young off guard, and his first instinct was to back away from stardom. In the handwritten liner notes to the Decade compilation, Young described 'Heart of Gold' as the song that "put me in the middle of the road. Travelling there soon became a bore, so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride but I saw more interesting people there." Decade is a triple-compilation album by Neil Young, released in 1977. ...


On September 8, 1972, the Academy Award-nominated actress Carrie Snodgress, with whom he had been living, gave birth to Neil Young's first child. The boy, Zeke, was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Young fell in love with Snodgress after seeing her in a movie on television after which Young wrote the song "A Man Needs a Maid" from the Harvest album, featuring the lyric "I fell in love with the actress/she was playing a part that I could understand." is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carrie Snodgress (October 27, 1946 - April 1, 2004, Los Angeles, California) was an American actress. ...


The Ditch Trilogy

Although a new tour had been planned to follow up on the success of Harvest, it became apparent during rehearsals that Danny Whitten could not function due to drug abuse. On November 18, 1972, shortly after he was fired from the tour preparations, Whitten was found dead of an overdose. Young described the incident to Rolling Stone’s Cameron Crowe in 1975,[17] "[We] were rehearsing with him and he just couldn't cut it. He couldn't remember anything. He was too out of it. Too far gone. I had to tell him to go back to L.A. 'It's not happening, man. You're not together enough.' He just said, 'I've got nowhere else to go, man. How am I gonna tell my friends?' And he split. That night the coroner called me from L.A. and told me he'd ODed. That blew my mind. Fucking blew my mind. I loved Danny. I felt responsible. And from there, I had to go right out on this huge tour of huge arenas. I was very nervous and . . . insecure." Comparison of the perceived harm for various psychoactive drugs from a poll among medical psychiatrists specialized in addiction treatment[1] This article is an overview of the nontherapeutic use of alcohol and drugs of abuse. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The term drug overdose (or simply overdose) describes the ingestion or application of a drug or other substance in quantities greater than are recommended or generally practiced. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award winning American writer and film director. ...


The album made in the aftermath of this incident, Time Fades Away (1973), has often been described by Young as "my least favourite record," and it is, in fact, one of only two of Young’s early recordings that has yet to be officially re-released on CD (The other being the soundtrack album Journey Through the Past). The album was recorded live over a tour where Neil struggled with his voice and called David Crosby and Graham Nash to help perform the music. The tour was also notable as Linda Ronstadt began touring as the opening act for the Time Fades Away tour. Time Fades Away occupies a unique position in Young’s discography as the first of three albums known collectively as the "Ditch Trilogy," and has also been referred to as the "Doom Trilogy" by some writers. Neil Youngs 1973 Time Fades Away is one of the most remarkable live albums ever recorded. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... David Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Graham Nash on cover of his recording, Wild Tales, 1973 Graham William Nash (born February 2, 1942) is an English-born singer-songwriter known for his light tenor vocals and songwriting contributions in pop group The Hollies and folk-rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and as a photography collector... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular vocalist and entertainer who has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, numerous certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, and Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. ... The Ditch Trilogy refers to a trio of rock music albums by Neil Young made in the wake of his chart-topping best-seller, Harvest. ...


In the second half of 1973, Young formed The Santa Monica Flyers, with Crazy Horse's rhythm section augmented by Nils Lofgren on guitar. Deeply affected by the drug-induced deaths of Whitten and roadie Bruce Berry, Young recorded Tonight's the Night. The album's dark tone and rawness caused Reprise to delay the release until two years later and only after being pressured by Young to do so.[18] The album received mixed reviews at the time, but is now regarded by some as a precursor to punk rock. In Young's own opinion, it was the closest he ever came to art.[19] The road crew (or roadies) are the technicians who travel on tour, usually in sleeper buses, with musicians and who handle every part of the production except actually playing the music. ... Bruce Berry was a professional roadie for the members of CSNY both as a group, and individually. ... Tonights the Night is a 1975 album by Neil Young. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ...


While his record company delayed the release of Tonight's the Night, Young recorded On the Beach (1974), which dealt with themes such as the downside of fame and the Californian lifestyle. Like Time Fades Away and Tonight's the Night, it sold poorly but would eventually become a critical favourite, presenting some of Young's most original work. In a review of the 2003 re-release on CD of On the Beach Derek Svennungsen described the music as "mesmerizing, harrowing, lucid, and bleary,"[20] a characterization that many would say is an apt description of the entire Ditch Trilogy. On the Beach is a rock album by Neil Young, released in 1974. ...


Return to prominence

After completing On the Beach, Young reunited with Harvest producer Elliot Mazer to record another acoustic album, Homegrown. Most of the songs were written after Young's breakup with Snodgress, and thus the tone of the album was somewhat dark. Though the album was entirely completed, Young decided to drop the album and release Tonight's the Night instead, at the suggestion of The Band bassist Rick Danko.[21] Young further explained his move by saying: "It was a little too personal... it scared me".[22] Homegrown is an unreleased 1975 album by Neil Young. ... For other uses, see Band. ... Richard Clare Rick Danko (December 29, 1942-December 10, 1999) was a Canadian musician and singer, probably best known as a member of The Band. ...


Young reformed Crazy Horse with Frank Sampedro on guitar as his backup band for Zuma (1975). Many of the songs are overtly concerned with failed relationships, and even the epic "Cortez the Killer," outwardly a retelling of the Spanish conquest of Mexico from the viewpoint of the Aztecs, can be seen as an allegory of love lost—something that didn’t save it, however, from being banned in Franco's Spain. Frank Sampedro, Billy Talbot and Neil Young (l-r) play at Willie Nelsons 30th anniversary July Fourth picnic in Texas Frank Sampedro is an American musician and member of the rock and roll band Crazy Horse, known mainly for its longtime collaboration with legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young. ... Zuma is a rock album by Neil Young and Crazy Horse released in 1975. ... Cortez the Killer is a song by Neil Young from his 1975 album, Zuma. ... Spanish colonization of the Americas began with the arrival in the Americas of Christopher Columbus in 1492. ... For other uses, see Aztec (disambiguation). ... Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde (December 4, 1892 - November 20, 1975), commonly known as Francisco Franco (pronounced ) or Francisco Franco y Bahamonde was leader of Spain from October 1936, as regent of Kingdom of Spain from 1947 until his death in 1975. ...


The following year, Young reunited with Stephen Stills for the album Long May You Run (1976), credited to The Stills-Young Band; the follow-up tour was ended midway through by Young, who sent Stills a telegram that read: "Funny how some things that start spontaneously end that way. Eat a peach, Neil."[23] Long May You Run is the only album by The Stills-Young Band, released in September 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Crosby, Stills & Nash, also Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young when including occasional fourth member Neil Young, are a folk rock/rock supergroup. ... Telegraphy (from the Greek words tele = far away and grapho = write) is the long distance transmission of written messages without physical transport of letters, originally over wire. ...


In 1976, Young performed with The Band, Joni Mitchell, and other rock musicians in the high profile all-star concert The Last Waltz. The release of Martin Scorsese's movie of the concert was delayed while Scorsese unwillingly re-edited it to deemphasize the lump of cocaine that was clearly visible hanging from Young's nose during his performance of "Helpless."[24] Young later said, "I'm not proud of that," according to one of his biographers. For other uses, see Band. ... The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group, The Band, held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (b. ... For other uses, see Helpless. ...


American Stars 'N Bars (1977) contained two songs originally recorded for Homegrown album, "Homegrown" and "Star of Bethelehem," as well as newer material, including the future concert staple "Like A Hurricane". Performers included Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Young protégé Nicolette Larson along with Crazy Horse. Also in 1977, Young released Decade: a personally selected career summary of material spanning every aspect of his various interests and affiliations, including a handful of unreleased songs. Comes a Time (1978) also featured Nicolette Larson and Crazy Horse and became Young's most commercially accessible album in quite some time, marked by a return to his folk roots. American Stars N Bars (1977) is a rock album by Neil Young, the most popular track being Like A Hurricane. The album was produced by Neil Young and David Briggs with Tim Mulligan except Star Of Bethlehem by Elliot Mazer. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular vocalist and entertainer who has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, numerous certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, and Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. ... Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947, Birmingham, Alabama) is a country, folk, alternative rock, and alternative country musician. ... Nicolette Larson (July 17, 1952 - December 16, 1997) was a singer best known for Lotta Love, which peaked at #8 on Billboard Magazines Hot 100 chart in 1978. ... Decade is a triple-compilation album by Neil Young, released in 1977. ... Comes a Time is a 1978 album by Neil Young, and a return to the country/folk rock sound of Harvest (1972). ...


Young next set out on the lengthy "Rust Never Sleeps" tour, in which each concert was divided into a solo acoustic set and an electric set with Crazy Horse. Much of the electric set was later seen as a response to punk rock's burgeoning popularity. "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)" compared the changing public perception of Johnny Rotten with that of the recently deceased Elvis Presley, who himself had once been disparaged as a dangerous influence only to later become an icon. Rotten, meanwhile, returned the favour by playing one of Young's records on a London radio show. The accompanying albums Rust Never Sleeps (new material, culled from live recordings, but featuring studio overdubs) and Live Rust (a mixture of old and new, and a genuine concert recording) captured the two sides of the concerts, with solo acoustic songs on side A, and fierce, uptempo, electric songs on side B. A movie version of the concerts, also called Rust Never Sleeps (1979), was directed by Young under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey. John Lydon John Joseph Lydon (born January 31, 1956), also known as Johnny Rotten (a nickname derived from the state of his teeth) was the iconoclastic lead singer of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd (PiL) and an Irish individualist anarchist. ... Elvis redirects here. ... For the British television series, see Pop Idol. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For the episode of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, see Rust Never Sleeps (TMNT 1987 episode). ... Live Rust was a Neil Young live album released in 1979. ...


Young was suddenly hip again, and the readers and critics of Rolling Stone voted him Artist Of The Year for 1979 (along with The Who), selected Rust Never Sleeps as Album Of The Year, and voted him Male Vocalist Of The Year as well. This article is about the magazine. ... For the episode of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, see Rust Never Sleeps (TMNT 1987 episode). ...


1980s - Experimental years

The 1980s were a lean time for Young both critically and commercially. After providing the incidental music to a biopic of Hunter S. Thompson entitled Where the Buffalo Roam, he recorded Hawks & Doves (1980), a folk/country record. Re-ac-tor (1981), once again with Crazy Horse, was a façade of distortion and feedback obscuring a relatively weak selection of songs, but his strangest record of the decade came with Trans (1982). Recorded partially with vocoders, synthesizers, and other devices that modified instruments and vocals with electronic effects, it is sometimes considered an experiment related to finding a technology that would become a means to communicate for Young’s son (with his wife Pegi), Ben, who has severe cerebral palsy and cannot speak. Many fans were baffled by the radical forms of this album and rockabilly-styled Everybody's Rockin' (1983), and record company head David Geffen even sued Young for making "unrepresentative" music—i.e. music that did not sound like Neil Young—that deliberately lacked commercial appeal.[25] Young later stated that he would have preferred to release the songs featuring the synclavier and vocoder as an EP, and that their inclusion with the Hawaiian-themed rockabilly was a mistake. Also premiered at this time though little seen was an eclectic full-length comedy film Human Highway starring, co-directed and co-written by Young. A biographical film or biopic is a film about a particular person or group of people, based on events that actually happened. ... Hunter Stockton Thompson (18 July 1937 – 20 February 2005) was an American journalist and author, famous for his novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. ... For the first webcomic, see Where the Buffalo Roam (comic). ... Hawks & Doves is an album by Neil Young, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Re-ac-tor is an album by Neil Young and Crazy Horse, released in 1981. ... Trans is an album by Neil Young, released in 1982. ... A vocoder (name derived from voice encoder, formerly also called voder) is a speech analyzer and synthesizer. ... Synth redirects here. ... Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term encompassing a group of non-progressive,[1] non-contagious conditions that cause physical disability in human development. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ... Everybodys Rockin is a 1983 album by Neil Young. ... David Geffen (born February 21, 1943) is an American record executive, film producer, theatrical producer, philanthropist. ... Synclavier I The Synclavier System was an early digital synthesizer and sampler, manufactured by New England Digital. ... A vocoder (name derived from voice encoder, formerly also called voder) is a speech analyzer and synthesizer. ... Human Highway is 1982 movie co-directed by, and starring Neil Young, under his pseudonym Bernard Shakey. ...


In 1983, Young worked with British video director Tim Pope, making two videos - "Wonderin'" and "Cry, Cry, Cry." Tim Pope is an award-winning film director most famous for his music videos, but also for having directed feature films and for having a brief pop career. ...


In 1985, he reunited with Crosby, Stills and Nash at Live Aid at Philadelphia's John F. Kennedy Stadium. The two songs that they played, "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" and "Daylight Again/Find The Cost of Freedom," were the first songs they had played as a quartet in front of a paying audience since 1974. Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on July 13, 1985). ... John F. Kennedy Stadium (originally known as Municipal Stadium, later also referred to as JFK Stadium) was a stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that stood from 1925-1992. ... Daylight Again is a 1982 album by the band Crosby, Stills & Nash. ...


Old Ways (1985) saw a return to country music, recorded with a group of friends and session musicians. Landing on Water (1986) is entertaining for the blending of synthesizers and other instruments related to the 80's into Young’s own style, with lyrics that take pot shots at some favourite targets, including CSN in "Hippie Dream," with a chorus that goes: "But the wooden ships/Were just a hippie dream," and David Geffen in "Drifter," with the line: "Don’t try to tell me what I gotta do to fit." The resumption of his partnership with Crazy Horse on Life (1987) fulfilled his contract with Geffen, and Young was finally able to switch labels. Old Ways is a country album by Neil Young, released in 1985. ... Landing on Water is a 1986 album by Neil Young. ... Life is a 1987 album by Neil Young. ...


Director Pope again made a series of videos from the album, including "Touch the Night" and "People on the Street".


Signing with Warner Brothers (which distributed Geffen at the time) and returning to Reprise Records, Young produced This Note's For You (1988) with a new band, The Bluenotes, whose name rights were owned by musician Harold Melvin. Young named his band after a cafe called the Blue Note on Main Street in Winnipeg Manitoba, where he had played. The addition of a brass section provided a new jazzier sound and the title track became his first hit single of the decade. Accompanied by a witty video which parodied corporate rock, the pretensions of advertising and Michael Jackson in particular, the song was initially banned by MTV (although the Canadian music channel, MuchMusic ran it immediately) before being put into heavy rotation and finally given the MTV Video Music Award for Best Video of the Year for 1989. After Melvin sued over the use of the Bluenotes name, Young renamed his back-up group "Ten Men Workin'" for the balance of the concert tour. Warner Bros. ... This notes for you is an album by Neil Young, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were one of the most popular Philly soul groups of the 1970s. ... A brass instrument is a musical instrument whose tone is produced by vibration of the lips as a player blows into a tubular resonator. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... MuchMusic (often referred to only as Much) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel owned by CTV Limited; a division of CTVglobemedia dedicated to music, music-related programs and youth culture. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Video of the Year. ...


Young also contributed to that year's CSNY reunion American Dream (1988) and CSNY played a few benefit concerts. Young, however, refused to book a full tour with CSN and the foursome would not embark upon a nationwide tour until 2000. American Dream is the 1988 reunion album for Crosby, Stills & Nash with Neil Young. ...


1990s - Return to country-rock roots

Freedom was a mixture of acoustic and electric rock dealing with the state of the U.S. and the world in 1989, alongside a set of love songs and a version of the standard "On Broadway." "Rockin' in the Free World", two versions of which bookended the album, again caught the mood. Some say it became a de facto anthem during the fall of the Berlin Wall, a few months after the record's release. However, most Germans don't remember the song being related to the reunification, understandably so, since the lyrics are not about political repression. Like Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A.", the anthemic use of this song was based on largely ignoring the verses, which evoke social problems and implicitly criticize American government policies. In the summer of 1989, record executive Terry Tolkin conceived and produced a tribute album to Young's songs called "The Bridge: A Tribute To Neil Young," released on his No.6 Records label. It featured cover versions of 15 of Young's songs by the cream of the up and coming Alternative Music and Grunge music bands including Sonic Youth, Nick Cave, Soul Asylum, Dinosaur Jr,and The Pixies. By 1990, grunge music was beginning to make its first inroads in the charts and many of its prime movers, including Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, cited Young as a major influence. Freedom is an album by Neil Young, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... Rockin in the Free World is a song by Neil Young, released on his 1989 record Freedom. ... View in 1986 from the west side of graffiti art on the walls infamous death strip Walls poster in memory of the fall. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... Born in the U.S.A. is a 1984 song written and performed by Bruce Springsteen. ... Terry Tolkin was the Vice President of A&R at Elektra Records from 1992 to 1996. ... No. ... The term alternative rock or alternative music1 was coined in the early 1980s to describe bands which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... Grunge redirects here. ... Sonic Youth is an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981. ... Nicholas Edward Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, and occasional actor. ... Soul Asylum is an alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1983. ... Dinosaur Jr is an American alternative rock band formed in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1983 as Dinosaur. ... This article is about the band named Pixies. ... Grunge redirects here. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... This article is about the rock group. ... Eddie Vedder (born December 23, 1964) is the lead singer and one of three guitarists for the rock band Pearl Jam. ...


Using a barn on his Northern California ranch as a studio, he rapidly recorded Ragged Glory with Crazy Horse, whose guitar riffs and feedback driven sound showed his new admirers that he could still cut it. Young then headed back out on the road with LA punk band Social Distortion and alternative rock elder statesmen Sonic Youth as support, much to the consternation of many of his old fans.[26][27] Yet the influence of Sonic Youth could be clearly heard on the accompanying home video and live album, Weld, which also included a bonus CD entitled Arc, a single 35-minute-long collage of feedback and guitar noise that Neil included, evidently at the suggestion of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore.[28] Arc was later sold separately. Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. ... Ragged Glory is a 1990 album by Neil Young and Crazy Horse. ... Social Distortion (sometimes referred to simply as Social D) is a seminal punk rock band formed in 1978 in Orange County, California. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Sonic Youth is an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981. ... Weld is a live album and concert video by Neil Young & Crazy Horse released in 1991, comprising performances recorded on the tour to promote the Ragged Glory album. ... Arc is a live album by Neil Young that was originally released in a special edition package with live album Weld. ... For other uses, see Feedback (disambiguation). ... Thurston Joseph Moore (born July 25, 1958 in Coral Gables, Florida) is an American musician best known as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and tallest member of the band Sonic Youth. ...


Young's next move was another return to country music. Harvest Moon (1992) was the long awaited sequel to Harvest and reunited him with some of the musicians from that session, as well as singers Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor. The title track was a minor hit and the record was reviewed and sold equally well, containing songs such as "From Hank to Hendrix" and "Unknown Legend", a tribute to his wife. His resurgent popularity saw him booked on MTV Unplugged in 1993. In 1992 he accompanied fellow Winnipegger Randy Bachman on "Prairie Town," a song that recounts their days in the Winnipeg music scene of the 1960s. That year, he contributed music to the soundtrack of the Jonathan Demme movie Philadelphia, and his song "Philadelphia" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song, losing out to Bruce Springsteen's contribution to the same film. A summer tour covering both Europe and North America with Booker T. and the MGs (with whom he played two songs at a 1992 Bob Dylan tribute concert at Madison Square Garden) was widely praised as a triumph. On a few of these dates, the show ended with a rendition of "Rockin' in the Free World" played with Pearl Jam. Harvest Moon is a country-rock album by Neil Young, released in 1992. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular vocalist and entertainer who has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, numerous certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, and Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... For other uses, see Winnipeg (disambiguation). ... Promotional image of Randy Bachman from 2005 Randolph Charles Bachman, OM, D.Mus (hon. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... Philadelphia is a 1993 movie written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Jonathan Demme. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... Booker T. & the M.G.s is a soul band, most prominent in the 1960s and 1970s. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... This article is about the rock group. ...


Young was back with Crazy Horse for 1994's Sleeps with Angels, a much darker record. The title track told the story of Kurt Cobain's death; Young had reportedly made repeated attempts to contact Cobain prior to this event.[29] Cobain had quoted Young's "It's better to burn out than fade away" (a line from "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)") in his alleged suicide note, causing Young to emphasize the line "'cause once you're gone you can't come back" in live performances at the time. Other songs dealt with drive-by shootings ("Driveby"), environmentalism ("Piece of Crap") and Young's own vision of America (the archetypal car metaphor of "Trans Am"). Young was inspired to make the record after viewing Cobain's performance on MTV Unplugged. Still admired by the prime movers of grunge, Young eventually performed with Pearl Jam at the MTV Music Awards during what was described as the highlight of a lackluster show.[30] Their collaboration led to a joint tour, with the band and producer Brendan O'Brien backing Young. The accompanying album, Mirror Ball (1995), recorded as live in the studio captured their loose rock sound, and featured the standout track "I'm the Ocean". The year of 1995 also featured Young's entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sleeps with Angels is a 1994 album by Neil Young and Crazy Horse released on the Warner Bros. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) is a folk song by Neil Young. ... A suicide note is a message left by someone who later attempts or commits suicide. ... The historic Blue Marble photograph, which helped bring environmentalism to the public eye. ... MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... Brendan OBrien is a record producer, engineer and mixer who has worked with many artists, including Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Our Lady Peace, Aerosmith, The Wallflowers, Matthew Sweet, Limp Bizkit, Velvet Revolver, Lifehouse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, KoЯn, Follow For Now, Trey Anastasio... Mirrorball and Merkinball are two releases by Neil Young and Pearl Jam. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ...


After composing an abstract, distorted feedback-led guitar instrumental soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch's acid western film Dead Man Young recorded a series of loose jams with Crazy Horse that eventually appeared as the critically denigrated Broken Arrow. The return to Crazy Horse was prompted by the death of mentor, friend, and longtime producer David Briggs in late 1995. The subsequent tours of Europe and North America in 1996 resulted in both a live album and a tour documentary directed by Jim Jarmusch. Both releases took the name Year of the Horse. Jim Jarmusch Jim Jarmusch (born January 22, 1953 in Akron, Ohio) is a noted American independent film director. ... Acid Western is a sub-genre of the Western film that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s that combined the metaphorical ambitions of top-shelf westerns, like Shane and The Searchers, with the excesses of the Spaghetti Westerns and the irrelevant outlook of the counter-culture. ... Dead Man is a 1995 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... David Briggs (February 29, 1944 - November 26, 1995) was an American record producer best known for his work with Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse. ... Jim Jarmusch Jim Jarmusch (born January 22, 1953 in Akron, Ohio) is a noted American independent film director. ... The greatest live concert movie ever ...


In 1997, Young participated in the H.O.R.D.E. Festival's sixth annual tour. The H.O.R.D.E Festival (also known as the H.O.R.D.E Tour) was a rock festival originated by the musical group Blues Traveler in 1992. ...


In 1998, Young shared the stage with the rock band Phish at the annual Farm Aid concert, and later offered them an opportunity to headline both nights of the Bridge School Benefit concert. Phish passed on Young's offer and also declined Young's later invitation to be his backing band on a 1999 tour.[31] This article is about the band. ... Farm Aid started as a benefit concert on September 22, 1985, in Champaign, Illinois, held to raise money for family farmers in the United States. ... This article is about the band. ...


The decade ended with Looking Forward, another reunion with Crosby, Stills and Nash. The subsequent tour of the United States and Canada with the reformed super quartet was a huge success and brought in earnings of $42.1 million, making it the eighth largest grossing tour of 2000. Looking Forward is an album by folk rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, released on Oct 26, 1999 (see 1999 in music). ...


Young's next album, Silver & Gold (2000), contained a number of understated songs with personal lyrics, which was promoted through a mini-tour of solo acoustic shows. This style was continued in Are You Passionate? (2002), an album of love songs dedicated to his wife, Pegi. For the former Canadian politician see Neil Young (politician) Neil Young with guitar (from the 1991 Weld tour) Neil Young (born November 12, 1945 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has become one of the most respected and influential musicians of his generation. ... Neil Young lets it rock and lets it roll with Are You Passionate. ...


In the aftermath of 9/11

Young's 2001 single "Let's Roll", was a tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and the passengers and crew on Flight 93 in particular. At the "America: A Tribute to Heroes" concert he performed a cover version of John Lennon's "Imagine". In 2002, Q magazine named Neil Young in their list of the "50 Bands To See Before You Die." The catchphrase lets roll has been used extensively as a term to move and start an activity, attack, mission or project. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... For other uses of Flight 93 and United 93, see Flight 93. ... America: A Tribute to Heroes was a benefit concert organized in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and United States television networks. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Imagine is a utopian-themed song performed by John Lennon, which appears on his 1971 album, Imagine. ... Q is a music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 140,282 and a readership of 731,000. ...


Young hauled out his concept album Greendale in 2003 -- about an extended family in a small town called Greendale, and how they are torn apart by a murder. Greendale was recorded with Crazy Horse members Billy Talbot and Ralph Molina. This tale of the Green family also resulted in a movie called Greendale, written and directed by Young (again using his "Bernard Shakey" pseudonym) and starring a few of his friends, who act out and lip sync the songs from the album. The film was indeed thoroughly experimental, from Young's rambling on-stage between-song narratives, to his reading apparent transcriptions of these ramblings in the liner notes. "When I was writing this I had no idea what I was doing, so I was just as surprised as you are," Young said later. Young toured extensively with the Greendale material throughout 2003 and 2004, first with a solo, acoustic version in Europe, then with a full-cast stage show in North America, Japan, and Australia. While audience reaction was sometimes mixed (drunken requests for "Southern Man" being an aesthetic impediment at most Young performances), the live stage version of Greendale was for many critics the most satisfying incarnation of the material, and bootlegs of the shows have been widely traded. The second half of each concert consisted of high-decibel renditions of Young classics such as "Hey Hey, My My," "Cinnamon Girl," "Powderfinger," and Rockin' in the Free World, as well as rarities such as "The Losing End," "The Old Country Waltz," and "Danger Bird." Greendale is the name of an album and a movie, both made in 2003, by Neil Young. ... Lip synchronization is the synchronization of audio signals (sometimes with corresponding video signals) so that there is no noticeable lack of simultaneity between them. ... Rockin in the Free World is a song by Neil Young, released on his 1989 record Freedom. ...


Young spent the latter portion of 2004 giving a series of intimate acoustic concerts in various cities with his wife, Pegi, who is a trained vocalist.


Recent events

From left, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young and Pegi Young perform in Neil Young: Heart of Gold, which offered renditions of some of Young's best-known songs.
From left, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young and Pegi Young perform in Neil Young: Heart of Gold, which offered renditions of some of Young's best-known songs.

On March 31, 2005, Young was admitted to a hospital in New York for treatment for a brain aneurysm. He was treated successfully by a minimally invasive neuroradiological procedure. Prior to undergoing the procedure, he wrote the first eight songs of a new album, Prairie Wind, in Nashville, with session musicians that included regular Young sideman Ben Keith on lap and pedal steel guitars. The last two songs on the album were written after his aneurysm procedure. Many of the songs, such as "Fallin' Off the Face of the Earth," seem to be inspired by Young's brush with mortality, the recent death of his father (who suffered senile dementia), as well as a connection with his Manitoba roots. Two days after the procedure, Young was forced to cancel a scheduled appearance on the Juno Awards telecast in Winnipeg when the area where the surgeons did his procedure (via the femoral artery) suddenly began to bleed. Young finally was able to return to Winnipeg in 2006 with Crosby, Stills and Nash. Image File history File links NeilYoungHeartOfGoldfilmsti. ... Image File history File links NeilYoungHeartOfGoldfilmsti. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Post surgical photo of brain aneurysm survivor. ... Neuroradiology is the branch of radiology dealing with the nervous system. ... Prairie Wind is a Neil Young album released in 2005. ... Nashville redirects here. ... Omar owns all ... Pedal steel guitar with two 10-string necks The pedal steel guitar is a type of Electric guitar that uses a metal slide to stop the strings, rather than fingers on strings as with a conventional guitar. ... For other uses, see Dementia (disambiguation). ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English French (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 14 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 15, 1870 (5th) Area  Ranked 8th Total 647,797... The Juno Awards are awards of achievement presented to Canadian musical artists and bands; they could be considered the transnational counterpart to the United States Grammy Awards. ... The femoral artery is a large artery in the muscles of the thigh. ...


He next performed on July 2, 2005, at the close of the Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario. He presented a new song, a soft hymn called "When God Made Me," and ended with "Rockin' in the Free World". He began his set with a cover of the Canadian folk classic "Four Strong Winds" by Ian & Sylvia Tyson. (He had recorded this song on his Comes a Time album) is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official Live8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. ... For the electoral district, see Barrie (electoral district). ... Rockin in the Free World is a song by Neil Young, released on his 1989 record Freedom. ... Four Strong Winds is a song written by Ian Tyson in the early 1960s. ... Famous Alberta cowboy music singer. ... Sylvia Tyson, C.M. (born Sylvia Fricker in Chatham, Ontario, Canada on 19 September 1940), is a singer-songwriter, broadcaster, and guitarist who found early fame in Canada and abroad with her then-husband Ian Tyson in their folk duo Ian and Sylvia. ... Comes a Time is a 1978 album by Neil Young, and a return to the country/folk rock sound of Harvest (1972). ...


On September 28, 2005, Prairie Wind was released as a regular CD, a special limited-edition CD and DVD package, and on vinyl. In an interview given to Time magazine, Young revealed that he had planned to keep the news of his aneurysm private until he had the bleeding scare, after which he decided to make news of his condition public. is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... TIME redirects here. ...


In 2006, Neil Young: Heart of Gold, a film made by Jonathan Demme, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Filmed over two nights at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee during the premiere of Prairie Wind, it includes both new and old songs as well as behind-the scenes-commentary by Young, his wife Pegi and others. Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the state of Utah in the United States. ... The Ryman Auditorium The Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live performance venue located at 116 Fifth Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee, and is best-known as the one-time home of the Grand Ole Opry. ... Nashville redirects here. ...


In April 2006, Young confirmed on his website[32] that he was going to release an album full of protest songs, titled Living with War, one of whose songs is titled "Let's Impeach the President." Recorded using his famous Les Paul electric guitar, "Old Black," along with Chad Cromwell (drums), Rick Rosas (bass), and Tommy Brea (trumpet), it was intended to be a stinging rebuke of U.S. President George W. Bush and the War in Iraq. The album was recorded in a two week period in April, and was then made available over the internet from 28 April 2006 before being released as a CD on 5 May. Living with War was Young's most talked about release for years, creating heated political debate and a return to form with perhaps his most critically-acclaimed album since the early 1990s "Godfather of Grunge" era when he was hailed as major influences on grunge pioneers Pearl Jam and seminal indie band Sonic Youth among others. Living With War is Neil Youngs musical attack on the policies of the George W. Bush administration. ... Lets Impeach the President is a protest song by Neil Young. ... This article is about the musician. ... Neil Young playing Old Black on the CSNY Freedom Of Speech Tour 06 Old Black is the name given to the main electric guitar used by rock musician Neil Young. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Living With War is Neil Youngs musical attack on the policies of the George W. Bush administration. ... This article is about the rock group. ... Sonic Youth is an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981. ...

Neil Young on the CSNY "Freedom Of Speech Tour '06"
Neil Young on the CSNY "Freedom Of Speech Tour '06"

In April 2006, it was announced that Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young would embark on their "Freedom Of Speech Tour '06" with Chad Cromwell and Rick Rosas making up the rhythm section. The tour would see them play dates all across North America. The entire Living with War album was performed on the tour, in addition to other CSN and Neil Young classics such as "Ohio" and "Rockin' in the Free World." Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1904x3176, 4751 KB) Summary Picture Taken at Crosby Stills Nash and Young Concert Near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada July 8th 2006 by me Adrian M. Buss http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1904x3176, 4751 KB) Summary Picture Taken at Crosby Stills Nash and Young Concert Near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada July 8th 2006 by me Adrian M. Buss http://www. ... Crosby, Stills, & Nash (sometimes known as Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young) is a pioneering folk rock/rock supergroup that formed out of the remnants of three 1960s bands the Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, and the Hollies. ... Living With War is Neil Youngs musical attack on the policies of the George W. Bush administration. ... Ohio is a protest song performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and written by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State shootings. ... Rockin in the Free World is a song by Neil Young, released on his 1989 record Freedom. ...


In September 2006, the first release from his long awaited Archives project was announced. Live at the Fillmore East features a live set with Crazy Horse including Danny Whitten from 1970. Young had stated in interviews that the release would be followed by a much larger box set of recordings from his early career. The Neil Young Archives are a series of box sets and live releases documenting the career of musician Neil Young through unreleased studio and live recordings. ... Live at the Fillmore East is a live album by Neil Young and Crazy Horse with guitarist Danny Whitten. ... For other uses, see Crazy Horse (disambiguation). ... Danny Ray Whitten (1943-1972) was born in Columbus, Georgia on May 8, 1943. ...


In October 2006, it was announced that a rough-mix version of Living with War, titled Living with War - Raw, would be made available for digital download on November 7. It was also announced that a CD/DVD set of this early version of the album would be released on December 19. The DVD includes videos directed by Young of every song on the album, and contain footage of the Iraq War, demonstrations in the US, and Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. However, when the CD was released, it was titled Living with War: In the Beginning. Living With War is Neil Youngs musical attack on the policies of the George W. Bush administration. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... An Inconvenient Truth is an American Academy Award-winning documentary film about climate change, specifically global warming, presented by former United States Vice President Al Gore and directed by Davis Guggenheim. ...


It was announced January 16, 2007 that the next release in the Archives Performance Series project would be from January 19, 1971 where Neil performed at Toronto's Massey Hall. The new release, titled Live at Massey Hall 1971 was released March 13. is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Live At Massey Hall 1971 is a live album by Neil Young. ...


The first installment of Young's oft-delayed box set The Archives Vol.01 1963-1972 was officially announced with a trailer and website[33] [34] The box set will feature 8 CDs and 2 DVDs comprising unreleased studio and live recordings, film footage, photographs and personal letters. Also accompanying the release is a 150-page book. The Archives Vol. ... CD redirects here. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


It was announced in August 2007 that Neil Young's Greendale will be made into a graphic novel. A release date has yet to be confirmed.


On August 15, 2007, Young played a new album for 100 people at Reprise Records entitled Chrome Dreams II. (Chrome Dreams was an album he scrapped in 1977, and the name of two different bootlegs.) The new album includes two long songs that time in at 18:13 ("Ordinary People") and 14:31 ("No Hidden Path"), respectively. The album consists of three songs written previously and seven new songs, all by Young. The album was released on October 23, 2007, timed to coincide with a seven-week tour that had kicked off in Boise, Idaho, ten days earlier.On January 25, 2008 the premiere of Young's latest work CSNY Deja Vu was viewed at the Sundance Movie Festival. This article is about the day of the year. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Chrome Dreams II is a forthcoming album by Canadian rock musician Neil Young. ... Chrome Dreams is thought to be an unreleased album by Neil Young. ...


On February 11, Neil Young started the European leg of his tour with a concert in Antwerp, Belgium. British director and old-time collaborator, Tim Pope, is again working with Young, filming two of the concerts at Hammersmith Apollo.Young has given the green light to complete unreleased material from sessions at the studio Toast in San Francisco. Neil Young said on Tuesday May 6,2008 that he is teaming up with Sun Microsystems Inc. to release a music video archive on Blu-ray DVDs. For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... Tim Pope is an award-winning film director most famous for his music videos, but also for having directed feature films and for having a brief pop career. ...


Young currently lives on a 1500-acre (6 km²) ranch in La Honda, California, called Broken Arrow. He also owns property in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and on the islands of Hawaii. Location of La Honda, California. ...


Influence, importance and inspiration

Neil Young has undeniably been an important artist in the history of American popular music and remains a distinct influence upon other recording artists. One of his influences was Bobby Darin. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s "Sweet Home Alabama" was written in response to two of Neil Young’s songs "Southern Man" and "Alabama". "Ohio" which Young recorded with Crosby, Stills and Nash, was a recollection of the tragic events that transpired at Kent State University in May 1970. Young's willingness to be politically outspoken and socially conscious allowed him to influence such important artists such as Phish, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana. Neil Young is referred to as "the Godfather of Grunge" because of the influence he had on Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder and the entire grunge movement. Kurt Cobain quoted Neil Young in his suicide note, using the line “It’s better to burn out, than to fade away” from Young’s song "My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)". Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam inducted Neil Young into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, citing him as a huge influence. He has also been a big influence on experimental rock acts like Sonic Youth and Radiohead. Young’s influence, importance and inspiration within the music scene derive in part from his longevity because of a career spanning more than four decades. His first album was released in 1966 and his latest in 2007. Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Bobby Cassotto, May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was one of the most popular American big band performers and rock and roll teen idols of the late 1950s. ... Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced lÄ•h-nérd skin-nérd) (pronounced ) is an iconic U.S. Southern rock band. ... Sweet Home Alabama can refer to: A song by Lynyrd Skynyrd A movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the band. ... This article is about the rock group. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Eddie Vedder (born December 23, 1964) is the lead singer and one of three guitarists for the rock band Pearl Jam. ... Experimental rock or Avant rock is a type of art music based on rock and roll which experiments with the basic elements of the genre, and/or which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique. ... Sonic Youth is an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981. ... Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Oxfordshire. ...


The Australian rock group Powderfinger attribute their group name to their love of Young. Powderfinger is an alternative rock band based in Australia. ...


Achievements

Young was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1982. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: first in 1995 for his solo work, with an induction speech given by Eddie Vedder, and again in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. The Canadian Music Hall of Fame honors Canadian musicians for their lifetime achievements in music. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... Eddie Vedder (born December 23, 1964) is the lead singer and one of three guitarists for the rock band Pearl Jam. ...


He has also directed four movies under his pseudonym Bernard Shakey, and released them through his own Shakey Pictures imprint: Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979) Human Highway (1982) (starring new wave band Devo), and Greendale (2003). The bonus DVDs included in both versions of Greendale and in Prairie Wind are also directed by Young under the Bernard Shakey alias, and all of Young's home video and DVD releases have been co-released under the Shakey Pictures imprint. This page is about the film; for the soundtrack album see Journey Through the Past. ... Human Highway is 1982 movie co-directed by, and starring Neil Young, under his pseudonym Bernard Shakey. ... Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled DEVO or DEV-O) is an American New Wave group formed in Akron, Ohio in 1972. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


As one of the founders of Farm Aid, he remains on their board of directors. For one weekend each October, in Mountain View, California, he and his wife host the Bridge School Concerts, which have been drawing international talent and sell-out crowds for nearly two decades with some of the biggest names in rock having performed at the event including Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, The Who, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, Sonic Youth and Sir Paul McCartney. The concerts are a benefit for the Bridge School, which develops and uses advanced technologies to aid in the instruction of children with disabilities. Young's involvement stems at least partially from the fact that both of his sons have cerebral palsy and his daughter, like Young himself, has epilepsy. Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. ... The Bridge School Benefit is an annual non-profit charity concert held in Mountain View, California every October at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... Michael Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965) is an American musician, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. ... NIN redirects here. ... This article is about the rock group. ... Sonic Youth is an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term encompassing a group of non-progressive,[1] non-contagious conditions that cause physical disability in human development. ...


Young was nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for his song "Philadelphia" from the film Philadelphia (Bruce Springsteen ended up winning the award for his song "Streets of Philadelphia" from the same film). In his acceptance speech, Springsteen said that "the award really deserved to be shared by the other nominee's song." That same night, Tom Hanks accepted the Oscar for Best Actor and gave credit for his inspiration to the song "Philadelphia". Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Philadelphia is an Academy Award-winning 1993 drama film revolving around the HIV/AIDS epidemic, written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Jonathan Demme. ... Streets of Philadelphia is an Academy Award-winning song written and performed by American singer Bruce Springsteen for the 1993 film Philadelphia. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ...


He was part owner of Lionel, LLC, a company that makes toy trains and model railroad accessories. In 2008 Lionel emerged from bankruptcy and his shares of the company were wiped out. At this time his status with Lionel is unknown, according to Lionel CEO Jerry Calabrese he is still a consultant for Lionel. He was instrumental in the design of the Lionel Legacy control system for model trains and it is believed he will continue to develop the system. Young has been named as co-inventor of seven U.S. Patents related to model trains: Nos. 7,264,208; 7,211,976; 6,765,356; 5,749,547; 5,555,815; 5,441,223; and 5,251,856. Lionel, LLC is a designer and importer of toy trains and model railroads, based in Chesterfield Township, Michigan and currently in bankruptcy. ...


Young has twice received honorary doctorates. First in 1992, an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario and secondly in 2006, an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from San Francisco State University. The latter honour was shared with his wife Pegi for their creation of the Bridge School. Lakehead University (LU) is situated at the head of Lake Superior in Thunder Bay, Ontario. ... Nickname: Motto: Superior by nature Location of Thunder Bay, Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Region Northwestern Ontario District Thunder Bay District CMA Thunder Bay Settled 1679 as Fort Caministigoyan See histories of Port Arthur and Fort William Amalgamation 1 January 1970 Government [1][2]  - Type Municipal Government  - Mayor Lynn... This article is about the Canadian province. ... San Francisco State University (commonly referred to as San Francisco State, SF State, State and SFSU) is a public university located in the southwestern San Francisco, California, bordering Lake Merced and Lowell High School, near Fort Funston and Daly City, near the San Mateo County line. ...


In a "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list in the June 1996 issue of Mojo magazine, Young was ranked number 9. Mojo is a popular music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom. ...


In 2000, Young was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. He ranked #39 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artist of Hard Rock that same year. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently...


In 2001, Young was awarded the Spirit of Liberty award from the civil liberties group People for the American Way. People For the American Way (PFAW) is a liberal, self described progressive advocacy organization in the United States. ...


In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Neil Young[35] #34 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[36] This article is about the music magazine. ...


In a "Greatest Living Songwriters" list in 2006 by Paste Magazine Young was ranked number 2 behind Bob Dylan. This article is about the recording artist. ...


Jason Bond, an East Carolina University biologist, discovered a new species of trapdoor spider in 2007, and named it Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi after Young, his favorite singer.[37] East Carolina University is a public, coeducational, intensive research university located in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. ...


Instruments

Neil Young is a collector of second-hand guitars, but in recording and performing, he frequently uses just a few instruments. As explained by his longtime guitar technician Larry Cragg in the film Neil Young: Heart of Gold, they include:

  • 1953 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop—Nicknamed "Old Black", this is Young's primary electric guitar and is featured on Rust Never Sleeps and most other albums. Old Black got its name from a purely amateur paintjob applied to the originally-gold body of the instrument, sometime before Neil acquired the guitar in the late 1960s. In 1972, a mini-humbucker pickup from a Gibson Firebird guitar was installed into the lead/treble position, replacing a P-90 as standard on Les Paul guitars from that era. This pickup, severely microphonic, is considered a crucial component of Neil's sound. A Bigsby vibrato tailpiece was installed as early as 1969 on the guitar, and can be heard clearly during the opening of "Cowgirl in the Sand" from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. This guitar also features a mini-switch that is used to send the signal from the mini-humbucker direct to the amp, without going through the volume or tone controls. A Les Paul Gold Top of the same year as Old Black was assembled by Neil's guitar tech, using same style Firebird pick up in the guitar as well as the same model Bigsby Vib; but, according to Young, was just not the same as the original.
  • Martin D-45—His primary steel-string acoustic guitar; used to write "Old Man" and many other hit songs.
  • Martin D-28—Nicknamed "Hank" after its previous owner, Hank Williams. The guitar came into Young's possession after Hank Williams, Jr. had traded it to another owner for some shotguns and it went through a succession of other owners until it was located by Young's longtime friend Grant Boatwright. The guitar was purchased by Young from Tut Taylor. Young has toured with it for over 30 years. A story about the guitar and inspired song known as "This Old Guitar" can be seen about 50 minutes into the film Neil Young: Heart of Gold. It is Young's primary guitar for the album, Prairie Wind.
  • Neil Young can be seen playing a Martin Backpacker Travel Guitar as he sings "Let's Impeach the President" on The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.
  • A 12-string Taylor 855 is used in the first half of the soundtrack and concert film "Rust Never Sleeps"
  • 1927 Gibson Mastertone—A six-string banjo, tuned like a guitar. It has been used on many recordings and was played by James Taylor on "Old Man".
  • Various vintage Fender Tweed Deluxe amplifiers— Young's preferred amplifier for electric guitar is the diminutive Fender Deluxe, specifically a Tweed-era model from 1959. Neil purchased his first vintage Deluxe in 1967 for $50 from the drummer of Crazy Horse, Ralph Molina, and has since acquired nearly 450 different examples, all from the same era, but he maintains that it's the original model that sounds superior, and is a crucial component to his trademark sound. A notable and unique accessory to Young's Deluxe is the Whizzer, a device created specifically for Young, which physically changes the amplifier's settings to pre-set combinations. It has gone through many incarnations, and now includes effects pedals hardwired into its circuitry.
  • Gretsch 6120 (Chet Atkins)—Before Young bought Old Black, this was his primary electric guitar used during his Buffalo Springfield days.
  • Gretsch White Falcon – Late '50s hollow body that Young purchased near the end of the Buffalo Springfield era; in 1969 Young acquired a stereo version of the same vintage guitar from Stills, and this instrument is featured prominently during Young's early '70s period, and can be heard on tracks like "Ohio," "Southern Man," "Alabama," "L.A.," others. It is Neil's primary electric guitar during the Harvest era.
  • Neil Young replaced his trademark Les Paul for a Gibson Flying V on the "Time Fades Away" tour.
  • Neil Young played a Fender Telecaster on the Tonight's the Night tour and album.

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Popular culture

  • Two of the domesticated buffalo used in the production of the film Dances with Wolves were borrowed from Neil Young.
  • An edited version of Young's song "Rockin' in the Free World" plays in the ending credits of the Michael Moore documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.
  • In a sketch of Saturday Night Live, guest host Kevin Spacey portrayed Young with his upcoming fictional album entitled "I Do Not Agree with Many of this Administration's Policies". Featured songs included: "George W. Liar", "I'm Just Going to Go Ahead and Say It, I Don't Think Iraq is Going Well", "Donald Rumsfeld is a Straight-Up Murderer", and "Dick Cheney is Overweight".
  • In the Futurama episode, "Bendin' in the Wind", when Beck and his entourage chase after Bender they get on to Beck's tour bus. As Beck's bus pulls away Neil Young's head is in a jar looking out the window. Behind Young is the head of his Los Angeles scene peer and fellow Canadian Joni Mitchell.
  • In his song 'Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror', Anti-folk singer Jeffrey Lewis describes Neil Young as a standard of songwriter that both he and Will Oldham can only fail to reach - a reason for him to abandon his hopes of being a famous artist.
  • The film Canadian Bacon includes the line "Canadians are always trying to figure out a lot of ways to ruin our lives. The metric system, for the love of God! Celsius! Neil Young!"
  • In the Canadian Television Series What It's Like Being Alone, Princess Lucy mistakes a guy with a guitar for Neil Young.
  • In the Gilmore Girls episode, "Presenting Lorelai Gilmore", Dean and Rory watch a tape of Neil Young's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and Rory points out that Neil Young is wearing a tuxedo, but Dean says "Neil Young looks cool because he's Neil Young, not because he's wearing a tux." Later on Christopher makes the same point. On another episode titled "Partings" the town troubadour, who is singer Grant Lee Phillips, gets a gig opening for Neil Young because scouts liked his song "A Beaver ate my Thumb". It did not go very well, but he did make a reference to the "Heart of Gold" tour.

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Discography

See also the discographies for Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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See also

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Notes

  1. ^ McDonough, Jimmy. Shakey. ISBN 0-679-31193-9. pages=p.37
  2. ^ HyperRust: Searching for Shakey
  3. ^ Welcome to The Bridge School
  4. ^ Adria, Marco, "My Crazy Old Uncle, Neil Young," Music of Our Times: Eight Canadian Singer-Songwriters (Toronto: Lorimer, 1990), p. 49.
  5. ^ Resurrection of Neil Young, Continued - TIME
  6. ^ Neil Young Biography - Discography, Music, Lyrics, Album, CD, Career, Famous Works, and Awards
  7. ^ McDonough, Jimmy. Shakey: Neil Young's Biography. p. 103
  8. ^ McDonough, Jimmy. Shakey: Neil Young's Biography. p. 105
  9. ^ McDonough, Jimmy. Shakey: Neil Young's Biography. p. 96
  10. ^ McDonough, Jimmy. Shakey: Neil Young's Biography. p. 139
  11. ^ The Rolling Stone Interview: Neil Young : Rolling Stone
  12. ^ Neil Young - MiniBio
  13. ^ McDonough, Jimmy. Shakey: Neil Young's Biography, p. 313
  14. ^ McDonough, Jimmy. Shakey: Neil Young's Biography, p. 318-320
  15. ^ McDonough, Jimmy. Shakey: Neil Young's Biography, p. 324
  16. ^ Live at Massey Hall 1971. Introduction to "The Needle and the Damage Done".
  17. ^ Neil Young: The RS Interview
  18. ^ Jimmy McDonough, Shakey: Neil Young's Biography (Random House, 2002) 430
  19. ^ Jimmy McDonough, Shakey: Neil Young's Biography (Random House, 2002) 433
  20. ^ http://www.independent.com/a&e/soundfury904.htm
  21. ^ McDonough, Jimmy. Shakey: Neil Young's Biography. p. 469
  22. ^ McDonough, Jimmy. Shakey: Neil Young's Biography. p. 469
  23. ^ McDonough, Jimmy. Shakey: Neil Young's Biography. p. 502
  24. ^ Exclaim! Canada's Music Authority
  25. ^ Cavallo, Dominick (1999). A Fiction of the Past: The Sixties in American History, pp. 156-67. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-21930-X.
  26. ^ Sonic Youth and Neil Young
  27. ^ Tenured Radicals
  28. ^ Sonic Youth
  29. ^ Neil Young: the quiet achiever - smh.com.au
  30. ^ Pearl Jam and Neil Young
  31. ^ Neil Young photos, info and news - People
  32. ^ Neil's Garage
  33. ^ NeilYoung - The Archives Vol.01 1963-1972
  34. ^ Neil Young Strikes Gold With Archival Release/ Debuts on Billboard at #6
  35. ^ Neil Young. Flea. Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone.
  36. ^ The Immortals: The First Fifty. Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone.
  37. ^ Neil Young gets new honor -- his own spider. Reuters (May 11, 2008). Retrieved on 2008-05-12.

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References

  • Cavallo, Dominick (1999), A Fiction of the Past: The Sixties in American History, New York: St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-21930-X .
  • McDonough, Jimmy (2002), Shakey: Neil Young's Biography, Random House, ISBN 0-679-42772-4 .

Bibliography

  • Skinker, Chris (1998). "Neil Young". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 607.
  • Adria, Marco, "My Crazy Old Uncle, Neil Young," Music of Our Times: Eight Canadian Singer-Songwriters (Toronto: Lorimer, 1990), pp. 45-64.
  • "Clanging New York Subways, Screeches Intact, Go Miniature ", by Michael Brick; New York Times, September 21, 2006
  • Shakey: Neil Young's Biography, Jimmy McDonough,pp 347-360.
  • Neil Young, the Rolling Stones Files: the Ultimate Compendium of Interviews, Articles, Facts, and Opinions from the Files of Rolling Stone, published by Rolling Stone Press in 1994, ISBN 0-7868-8043-0
  • The Faber Encyclopedia of Rock, Phil Hardy, Dave Laing (editors)

Biographies

  • Don't Be Denied: the Canadian Years, John Einarson, published by Quarry Press in 1992, ISBN 1-55082-044-3
  • A Dreamer of Pictures, David Downing, published by Bloomsbury in 1994, ISBN 0-7475-1881-5
  • Neil and Me, Scott Young, published by McClelland and Stewart in 1997, ISBN 0-7710-9099-4
  • Neil Young: Zero to Sixty: A Critical Biography, Johnny Rogan, published by Omnibus Press in 2000, ISBN 0-9529540-4-4
  • Neil Young : reflections in broken glass, Sylvie Simmons, published by MOJO Books in 2001, ISBN 1-84195-084-X
  • Neil Young Nation, by Kevin Chong; published by Greystone Books, 2005, ISBN 1-55365-116-2
  • Neil on himself: Neil Young: In His Own Words, by Michael Heatley; published by Omnibus Press, 1997, ISBN 0-7119-6161-1
  • Neil on himself: Greendale, The Book, by Neil Young, James Mazzeo; published by Sanctuary Publishing, 2004, ISBN 1-86074-622-5

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