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Neil Young

Date of Birth: November 12, 1945 (77)

Birth Place: Toronto, ON, CANADA

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The globally respected, prolific and mercurial Neil Young has forged a 50 year long storied career that has been revered by legions of fans, peers and critics around the world and earned him recognition as one of the greatest artists of all time.

After embarking on a music career in the 1960s Toronto folk scene, the Canadian native moved to Los Angeles where in 1966, he formed with Stephen Stills and others the groundbreaking super group Buffalo Springfield, who along with the Byrds, became the forerunners of the Americana folk-rock and country roots rock music movements of the Seventies and beyond. (photo above: Young's H.O.A.R.D. Tour model train)

While joining Stills in the iconic band Crosby, Stills and Nash in 1969, Young began his prolific solo career as a touring singer/songwriter with his self-titled debut album Neil Young. In the next three decades, Young produced over 35 albums that demonstrated his uncompromising and shape shifting musicology -from the jam rock inflected Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, his first album with his fabled long standing backup band Crazy Horse, featuring "Cinnamon Girl" to the folk acoustic flavored Harvest that produced the #1 hit "Heart of Gold" to the electric/punk rock insurgentRust Never Sleeps to the bluesy This Note's For You that was banned by MTV and whose title track ironically won him an MTV Best Video Award to his Freedom protest anthem "Rockin' in the Free World." Despite their unshackled musical genres and experimentation, Young's consciousness raising songs have always been marked by his distinct voice, raw and emotional guitar playing and his transcendent, poetic songwriting. (photo right: Young's 1948 Buick Roadmaster Hearse) Young's standing as a cult hero has influenced and ignited other works: from touring with grunge rock icons Pearl Jam to three documentaries on Young's concert tours produced by the late famed director Jonathan Demme to collaborations on the film soundtracks of Dead Man directed by Jim Jarmusch and Demme's Philadelphia which garnered Young an Academy award nomination.

Political, environmental and humanitarian awareness, advocacy and activism have been consistent threads in Young's life's mission and music. In 1985, Young co-founded, the still active Farm Aid with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp. Neil Young and Pegi Young organized the Bridge School Benefit Concerts which for three decades had become an annual, all acoustic, non-profit charity event. The Bridge School ensures that children with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of assistive technology and the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative educational strategies. The weekend concerts have drawn an international array of musical artists from Bruce Springsteen to Elton John to Guns N' Roses and have raised significant resources for the school. A portion of proceeds from this auction will benefit The Bridge School.

In addition, Young is the author of several books including the best selling 2012 autobiography "Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream."

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Rufus Wainwright Shares 'Folkocracy' Album With Nicole Scherzinger, David Byrne & More

Folkocracy sees Wainwright joined by a spectacular lineup of friends, family members, and other special guest artists including Brandi Carlile, John Legend, David Byrne, Sheryl Crow, Nicole Scherzinger, Chaka Khan, Andrew Bird, ANOHNI, Susanna Hoffs, Van Dyke Parks, Madison Cunningham, and many more.

'Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90' Concert Film Event Comes to Maui

 Blackbird Presents and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center present a world premiere screening Saturday, June 10 outdoors under the stars in the A&B Amphitheater and Yokouchi Pavilion featuring an in-person introduction by Willie Nelson of the recent filmed concert event at the Hollywood Bowl honoring his 90th birthday.

The Natvral Announces Sophomore LP & Shares First Single 'Lucifer's Glory'

On his second album as The Natvral - a spirited, beautifully observed collection of rough and ready songcraft - the former Pains of Being Pure at Heart frontperson was eyeing the past while dealing with an inescapable present. In 2020, in the early stages of lockdown, Berman began writing songs that reflected on a world that had seemingly ended.

Jeff Breithaupt's Musical Celebration of CANADA DAY At New York's Joe's Pub at the Public Theater

Jeff Breithaupt's legendary musical celebration of Canada Day ('New York Rocks the Canadian Songbook') at New York's Joe's Pub at the Public Theater returns on July 1 for a 20th-anniversary celebration of a tradition that has seen a glittering array of NYC-based musical talent rocking the Canadian songbook.

Bruno Major to Release New Album 'Columbo' in July

Columbo raises its curtain with “The Show Must Go On,” a piano flourish giving way to a clean, snare-less drum pattern and guitar strum that conjures the cozy fireside intimacy of Neil Young’s “Out on the Weekend.” Elsewhere, “Tell Her' is a slice of simmering R&B, while the heart-breaking “Tears in Rain” is dedicated to his late grandmother.

Algonquin Announces New Concert, Jazz & Orchestra Series

Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced a stellar lineup of concerts for their 2023-2024 season. Highlights of the new concert schedule include a Jazz Series, an Orchestra Series, Yacht Rock, Big Band, Short Films and tributes to Patsy Cline, Earth Wine & Fire, Burt Bacharach, Barry Manilow, Louis Armstrong, Chicago, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and more.

Mount Wilson Observatory to Present First Classical Concert of Season in June

Mount Wilson Observatory, the scientific marvel where humankind discovered its place in the universe, has announced the second date in its Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome six-month series, to take place on Sunday, June 11, 2023. The concert series is curated by Artistic Director Cécilia Tsan, and the performances are presented inside the spectacular vaulted dome of the 100-inch telescope.

Kurt Cobain's Smashed & Signed By Nirvana Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar Sold For $595,900

Julien's Auctions, the acclaimed auction house to the stars, held on Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th the industry's premiere music auction event 'MUSIC ICONS,' featuring a spectacular line-up of over 1,200 pieces of music history from rock royalty owned and used by the likes of Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Lifeson, and more.

Review: RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES at The Music Center At Strathmore

RAIN turned The Music Center at Strathmore into a time machine and took Beatles fans of all ages on a magical musical tour.

Previews: DIFFERENT DRUM: THE MUSIC OF LINDA RONSTADT at Arthur Newman Theater, Palm Desert

Different Drum, the story of Linda Ronstadt's life with Ronstadt's own music providing the soundtrack and is playing Sunday, May 7 at Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center.

John Pizzarelli To Celebrate New Album At Scullers Jazz Club, June 2

Acclaimed guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli celebrates his new album Stage & Screen with album release concert on Friday, June 2 at Scullers Jazz Club.

Rufus Wainwright Shares 'Harvest' Featuring Andrew Bird And Chris Stills

Folkocracy sees Wainwright joined by a spectacular lineup of friends, family members, and other special guest artists including Brandi Carlile, John Legend, David Byrne, Sheryl Crow, Nicole Scherzinger, Chaka Khan, Andrew Bird, ANOHNI, Susanna Hoffs, Van Dyke Parks, Madison Cunningham, and many more.

Nils Lofgren to Share New Album 'Mountains' feat. Neil Young, David Crosby, Ringo Starr & More

The album’s first single “Ain’t The Truth Enough,” featuring Ringo Starr on drums, was written in the wake of the January 6th insurrection and reckons with the ways that misinformation and demagoguery can tear families apart and silo us in our own realities. Mountains is now available for pre-order.

Charleston Gaillard Center Reveals Largest Performance Lineup To Date

The Charleston Gaillard Center announced its largest season ever for the 2023–2024 programming year with more than 40 shows spanning dance, music, theater, comedy, arts festivals, and family programming from leading local, national, and international artists and organizations.

Mother's Day Concert With John Pizzarelli Comes To The Venetian Room This Month

This show marks Bay Area Cabaret's 2022-23 Season finale, and features Grammy Award-winning guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli; his wife Broadway singer/actress, Jessica Molaskey; and the San Francisco debut of their daughter, singer/songwriter, Maddie Pizzarelli.

BTG Reveals Lineup For 2023 Fall Season

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) have announced the 2023 late summer and fall season at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. This lineup includes national performing acts,as well as local and regional bands.


In his first HBO comedy special, John Early brings his blend of commentary, pop star swagger, and all-around loveable hilarity to Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn, New York. In the style of a gritty 70s rockumentary, Early performs stand-up and explosive song covers from Britney to Neil Young, intercut with Spinal Tap-esque backstage sketches.

Alysha Umphress, Max Von Essen & More to Star in JUDY ON TV!: CELEBRATING 'THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW'

Lyrics and Lyricists is presenting Judy on TV!: Celebrating “The Judy Garland Show,” looking at Garland’s iconic talent through the lens of her landmark 1963-64 weekly television broadcasts. See how to purchase tickets!

Jess Williamson Announces New Album 'Time Ain't Accidental'

Jess Williamson announces her new album Time Ain’t Accidental, out through Mexican Summer, with a video for lead single “Hunter.” Williamson has also announced a North American spring tour that kicks off in Nashville, TN on May 19th and wraps on June 17th in Los Angeles. Tour highlights include shows in Brooklyn, Chicago, and Austin.

Micki Free to Reunite With Fellow Former Shalamar Members at Las Vegas Residency

Grammy Award-winner, 5X Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement-winner and incendiary guitarist MICKI FREE will reunite with fellow former members of Shalamar Howard Hewitt and Carolyn Griffey on April 3 at 9:00pm for the second show of his Las Vegas residency.


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