About Neil Young
Canadian singer songwriter Neil Young has built up an army of fans around the world thanks to his distinctive sound and his deeply personal lyrics that have led many to label him as more of a poet than a recording artist. That means that his material, as well as anything surrounding his life, are very much in demand.
Born in 1945, Young began performing with covers of The Shadows, before moving to California and forming Buffalo Springfield in 1966. By 1969 he had joined Crosby, Stills and Nash as the fourth member of the band alongside his solo career. He released his first solo album in 1968 and it was the first of a simply epic 35 studio albums, with others coming from live performances. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once as a solo artist and the second time as a member of Buffalo Springfield.
He has been hailed as the Godfather of Grunge and he has been through many musical phases, including a folksy style acoustic period and a harder edged period when he switched to the electric guitar with Crazy Horse. He has been involved with a number of bands, too, and worked with an eclectic mix of artists that range from Pearl Jam to Elton John.
Young has directed films, performed under a number of pseudonyms and helped pave the way for many of today's music stars. He's a legend, pure and simple, and that means there's a massive interest in his music and everything surrounding his career to this day.