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Neil Young
Neil Young


Background information
Birth name Neil Percival Young
Born November 12, 1945
Born place Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Origin Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Genre(s) Rock
Folk-Rock
Hard Rock
Country Rock
Years active 1960—present
Label(s) Reprise Records
Geffen Records
Motown Records
Associated acts Pearl Jam
The Squires
The Mynah Birds
Buffalo Springfield
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Crazy Horse
The Stray Gators
The Stills-Young Band
The Ducks
Northern Lights
Booker T. Jones
Phish
Website Website



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Neil Percival Young, OC, OM (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, filmmaker and activist. 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 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 spanned 50 years and 33 studio albums, which have seen him explore a wide variety of musical styles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as "one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers". He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame twice: first as a solo artist in 1995, and secondly as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997. Young has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and has won once.


Albums
Le Noise (2010) Fork In The Road (2009) Chrome Dreams II (2007) Live At Massey Hall (2007) Live At The Fillmore East (2006) Living With War (2006) Prairie Wind (2005) Greatest Hits (2004) Greendale (2003) Are You Passionate? (2002)


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News

Neil Young Announces New Album 'Le Noise' Tracklisting

September 2, 2010
Neil Young has announced the tracklisting for his new album 'Le Noise'. The eight-track EP, released on September 28, has been produced by U2 and Bob Dylan producer Daniel Lanois.  Read more 

Broken Bells Cover Neil Young At Triumphant UK Live Debut

March 4, 2010
Broken Bells made their UK live debut last night with an impressive sold-out show at London's ICA. Fresh from performing at the Nouveau Casino in Paris on Monday, The Shins' James Mercer and Danger Mouse from Gnarls Barkley took to the stage to a rapturous response from the audience including a certain Mark Ronson.  Read more 

Neil Young, Nickelback Close 2010 Winter Olympics In Canada

March 1, 2010
Neil Young and Nickelback joined an all-star line up of guests at the 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Canada. Young performed his hit 'Long May You Run' as the Olympic flame was put out in Vancouver last night (February 28).  Read more 

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Play Neil Young Tribute Concert

November 12, 2009
Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that they will perform on January 29 next year in a concert to pay tribute to Neil Young. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, MusiCares has awarded Neil Young the Person Of The Year Award.  Read more 

Neil Young To Be Honoured By Music Industry

August 13, 2009
Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young is to awarded the prestigious MusiCares Person of the Year award. Young will be presented with award at ceremony in Los Angeles that takes place two days before the Grammy on January 29 2010.  Read more 

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