NEIL YOUNG is a Canadian gadfly who has played with several famous groups, including Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He's also had a terrific solo career dabbling in different genre's like Folk, Psychedelic and Hard Rock, adapting to each one his own signature sound, the pure Tenor Voice and his mastery of guitar and harmonica.
In Crosby Stills and Nash, Stephen Stills was hesitant to let him sing because he thought Neil's voice was annoying, you know who won that argument, although I must say he is one of the artists that people tend to like or don't enjoy listening to. Neil is a very accomplished songwriter and producer and has been quietly involved with the success of many of his peers.
A proud son of Canada, Neil Young has lived in California for over 40 years, but still carries Canadian citizenship. (I recently drove by one of his early homes in Topanga Canyon.) His hard rock band Crazy Horse has earned him the title "Godfather of Grunge" for his loud and sometimes distorted guitar breaks and deeply personal lyrics. Neil Young has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a Solo Artist in 1995 and with The Buffalo Springfield in 1997.
Fun Fact: Neil's first band job in Canada was with Rick James' Mynah Birds. Here he is in 2010 on MTV's Unplugged doing one of his signature songs, LONG MAY YOU RUN, in a High Def Video with pristine audio and picture. @therealdonrocks