Neil Young

Neil Young

Actor, Director, Executive Producer, Producer, Mixing Engineer

BIO

This article originates from wikipedia.org 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]

Birthday

Nov. 12, 1945

Place of birth

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Known for

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America: A Tribute to Heroes

America: A Tribute to Heroes was a benefit concert organized by actor George Clooney and broadcas... Read more

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Year of the Horse

Indie director Jim Jarmusch lenses a low-tech tribute to protean rocker Neil Young and his long-s... Read more

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Neil Young Journeys

This past May, Neil Young brought his solo tour to Toronto's Massey Hall, an iconic venue in the ... Read more

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Neil Young: Don't Be Denied

This television special is a first for the reclusive singer with the BBC documentary gaining new ... Read more

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Muddy Track

Neil Young (directing and filming under his pseudonym "Bernard Shakey") created this behind-the-s... Read more

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Acoustic At The BBC

A journey through some of the finest moments of acoustic guitar performances from the BBC archive... Read more

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Live Aid

Live Aid was held on 13 July 1985, held simultaneously in Wembley Stadium in London, England, and... Read more

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Solo Trans

Solo Trans is a concert film by Neil Young, released in 1984. It was recorded at the Hara Arena i... Read more

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Seeding Fear

Since Monsanto began selling their patented 'Roundup Ready' genetically modified (GM) seeds they ... Read more

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Neil Young: Heart of Gold

In March 2005, Neil Young was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. Four days before he was scheduled ... Read more

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse: The Complex Sessions

This half-hour documentary by acclaimed director Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs") capt... Read more

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Celebration at Big Sur 1969

Star-studded show recorded at the Big Sur Folk Festival, Big Sur, California, September 13th and ... Read more

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The Last Waltz

Martin Scorsese's rockumentary intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour wit... Read more

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Live 8

On 2 July 2005 an estimated 3 billion people came together in the fight against extreme poverty. ... Read more

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Journey Through the Past

Journey Through the Past is a 1972 film by Neil Young. Originally shot in 16mm format and then tr... Read more

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CSNY/Déjà Vu

CSNY/Déjà Vu is a 2008 film directed by Bernard Shakey, a pseudonym for Neil Young. It focuses on... Read more