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Neil Young

This article originates from Neil Young Young performing in Oslo, Norway in 2009.Background informationBirth name Neil Percival YoungAlso known as Bernard Shakey,[1] Phil Perspective, Shakey Deal, Clyde Coil, Joe Yankee,[1] Marc Lynch,[1] Pinecone Young[2]Born November 12, 1945 (1945-11-12) (age 65) Toronto, Ontario, CanadaOrigin Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaGenres Rock, folk rock, hard rock, country rockOccupations Musician, songwriter, producer, director, screenwriterInstruments Guitar, vocals, harmonica, piano, keyboards, banjo, ukeleleYears active 1960–presentLabels Reprise, Motown, GeffenAssociated acts The Squires, The Mynah Birds, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Crazy Horse, The Stray Gators, The Stills-Young Band, The Ducks, Northern Lights, Pearl Jam, Booker T. JonesWebsite neilyoung.comNotable instruments"Old Black" Martin D-45 "Hank" Neil Percival Young,[3]OC,[4]OM[5] (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of his generation.[6] Young began performing as a solo artist in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield along with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash as a fourth member in 1969. He then forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, releasing his first album in 1968; his career has since spanned over 40 years and 34 studio albums, with a continual and uncompromising exploration of musical styles.[6] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as "one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers".[7] He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame twice: first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.[8] Young's work is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics[9][10][11] and signature falsetto/tenor singing voice.[12][13] Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments, including piano and harmonica, his idiosyncratic electric and clawhammer acoustic guitar playing are the defining characteristics of a varyingly ragged and melodic sound. While Young has experimented with differing music styles, including swing and electronic music throughout a varied career, his best known work usually falls into two primary styles: acoustic folk and country rock, or amplified hard rock in collaboration with the band Crazy Horse. Young has also adopted elements from newer styles such as alternative rock and grunge. His influence on the latter caused some to dub him the "Godfather of Grunge".[14] 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), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). He is currently working on a documentary about electric car technology, tentatively titled Linc/Volt. The project involves a 1959 Lincoln Continental converted to hybrid technology, which Young plans to drive to Washington, D.C. as an environmentalist example to lawmakers there.[15] Young is an outspoken advocate for environmental issues and the welfare of small farmers, having co-founded in 1985 the benefit concert Farm Aid. In 1986, Young helped found The Bridge School,[16] an educational organization for children with severe verbal and physical disabilities, and its annual supporting Bridge School Benefit concerts, together with his wife Pegi Young (née Morton). Young has three children: sons Zeke (born during his relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress) and Ben, who were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and daughter Amber Jean, like Young himself, with epilepsy. Young lives on his ranch in La Honda, California. Although he has lived in northern California since the 1970s and sings as frequently about U.S. themes and subjects as he does about his native country, he retains Canadian citizenship, which he has never wanted to relinquish.[17] On July 14, 2006, Young was awarded the Order of Manitoba,[5] and on December 30, 2009, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.[4]

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Nov 12, 1945 In Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Live At Massey Hall 1971
Latest Project:
Movie David Crosby: Remember My Name 2019-07-19
Known For
Poster of Neil Young: Rock At The Beach
Poster of Prairie Wind
Poster of Live at Vicar St.
Poster of Neil Young: Red Rocks Live
Movie Live At Massey Hall 1971 Self 2020
Movie David Crosby: Remember My Name Himself (archive footage) 2019-07-19
Movie The Souvenir Radio Interviewer 2019-05-17
Movie Bachman 2018-05-02
Movie Paradox 2018-03-15
Movie A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen 2014-04-25
Movie Neil Young - Live at Farm Aid 2014 Himself 2014-09-13
Movie CSNY 1974 Himself 2014-07-08
Movie A MusiCares Tribute to Neil Young 2012-05-31
Movie Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill 2012-11-19
Movie Neil Young Journeys Himself 2012-06-29
Movie Acoustic At The BBC Himself 2011-09-02
Movie Neil Young - Le Noise Neil Young 2011-02-01
Movie Hope for Haiti Himself 2010-01-02
Movie Neil Young: Rock At The Beach Himself 2009-01-19
Movie Neil Young: Don't Be Denied Himself 2009-06-10
Movie Neil Young Trunk Show Himself 2009-03-21
Movie CSNY/Déjà Vu Himself 2008-01-25
Movie Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall 1971 Neil Young 2007-03-13
Movie The Best of The Johnny Cash TV Show 1969-1971 Himself 2007-09-18
Movie Neil Young: Heart of Gold Himself 2006-02-10
Movie Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Live In Japan 2001 Himself - Lead Vocal / Guitar / Piano 2005-01-01
Series The Colbert Report Himself 2005-10-17
Movie Prairie Wind 2005-09-27
Movie Live 8 Himself 2005-11-07
Movie Brian Wilson: On Tour Himself 2003-03-17
Movie Mayor of the Sunset Strip Himself 2003-06-17
Movie Live at Vicar St. 2003-11-25
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001-09-21
Movie Neil Young: Silver & Gold 2000-04-25
Movie Neil Young: Red Rocks Live 2000-12-05
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie Year of the Horse: Neil Young and Crazy Horse Live Himself 1997-10-08
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Emmylou Harris Building the Wrecking Ball 1996-11-04
Movie The Island of Dr. Moreau Boar Man 1996-08-23
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Late Show with David Letterman Himself 1993-08-30
Movie Two Rooms: A Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin Himself - Guest 1991-10-01
Movie '68 Westy 1988-01-01
Movie Made in Heaven Truck Driver 1987-11-06
Movie Live Aid 1985-07-13
Movie Solo Trans Himself 1984-01-01
Movie Neil Young in Berlin 1983-01-01
Movie Human Highway Lionel Switch / Frankie Fontaine 1982-09-10
Movie Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps Himself 1979-08-15
Movie The Last Waltz Himself 1978-05-01
Movie Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Live in San Francisco Himself - Guitar / Keyboards / Harmonica 1978-10-21
Movie CSNY - Live in Wembley Himself 1974-03-20
Movie Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Live At The Capital Centre Himself 1974-08-20
Movie Journey Through the Past Himself 1972-11-07
Movie Celebration at Big Sur Herself 1971-12-10
Movie Neil Young In Concert 1971 BBC Himself 1971-02-23
Series The Johnny Cash Show Unknown 1969-06-07
Series Malibu U Unknown 1967-07-21
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18