Happy birthday Neil Young! Legendary singer-songwriter born on this day in 1945.
After embarking on a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others. Young had released two solo albums and three as a member of Buffalo Springfield by the time he joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. From his early solo albums and those with his backing band Crazy Horse, Young has recorded a steady stream of studio and live albums, sometimes warring with his recording company along the way.
Young's guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and signature tenor singing voice transcend his long career. Young also plays piano and harmonica on many albums, which frequently combine folk, rock, country and other musical styles. His often distorted electric guitar playing, especially with Crazy Horse, earned him the nickname "Godfather of Grunge" and led to his 1995 album Mirror Ball with Pearl Jam. More recently Young has been backed by Promise of the Real.
Young directed (or co-directed) 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 also contributed to the soundtracks of the films Philadelphia (1993) and Dead Man (1995).
Young has received several Grammy and Juno awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted him twice: as a solo artist in 1995 and in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. In 2000, Rolling Stone named Young the 34th greatest rock 'n roll artist.
He has lived in California since the 1960s but retains Canadian citizenship. He was awarded the Order of Manitoba on July 14, 2006, and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on December 30, 2009.
In honor of #VeteransDay yesterday, we stopped by @radiodisneycountry and performed our song #HarvestMoon ! You can check it out on their IGTV and see the whole song! We want to dedicate this song to all the service men and women out there and their families ❤️
Because I’m still in love with you on this “Harvest Moon” Features Mount Gay Rum, ginger, rhubarb bitters, fresh squeezed lime juice, cranberry syrup and finished with perfectly tart cranberries. #velvettangoroom#harvestmoon#cleveland#cocktail
On a day like today, in 1945, #NeilYoung was born 💙
‘As I get older, I get smaller. I see other parts of the world I didn't see before. Other points of view. I see outside myself more.’ N.Young