Neil Young (Canadian singer, songwriter & musician)

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Legal name: Neil Percival Young

Also performs as: Joe Yankee


Neil Percival Young (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter, musician, and activist. After embarking on a music career in Winnipeg in the 1960s, Young moved to Los Angeles, joining Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others. Since the beginning of his solo career with his backing band Crazy Horse, Young has released many critically acclaimed and important albums, such as After the Gold Rush, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, and Harvest.

Young has received several Grammy and Juno Awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted him twice: in 1995 as a solo artist and in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. In 2000, Rolling Stone named Young #34 on their list of the 100 greatest musical artists. His guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and signature high tenor singing voice define his long career. He also plays piano and harmonica on many albums, which frequently combine folk, rock, country and other musical styles. His often distorted electric guitar playing, especially with Crazy Horse, earned him the nickname "Godfather of Grunge" and led to his 1995 album Mirror Ball with Pearl Jam. More recently he has been backed by Promise of the Real. His 21 albums and singles have been certified Gold and Platinum in U.S by RIAA certification.

Young directed (or co-directed) 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 also contributed to the soundtracks of the films Philadelphia (1993) and Dead Man (1995).

Young has lived in California since the 1960s but retains Canadian citizenship. He was awarded the Order of Manitoba on July 14, 2006, and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on December 30, 2009. He became a United States citizen, taking dual citizenship, on January 22, 2020.

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1968Neil YoungNeil Young3.29
1969Everybody Knows This Is NowhereNeil Young with Crazy Horse4.719
1970After the Gold RushNeil Young4.922
1972HarvestNeil Young4.619
1974On the BeachNeil Young414
1975Tonight’s the NightNeil Young47
1975ZumaNeil Young with Crazy Horse48
1977American Stars 'n BarsNeil Young3.3511
1978Comes a TimeNeil Young3.6512
1979Rust Never SleepsNeil Young & Crazy Horse4.6511
1980Hawks & DovesNeil Young39
1981Re·ac·torNeil Young & Crazy Horse45
1982TransNeil Young3.656
1983Everybody’s Rockin’Neil and The Shocking Pinks3.57
1985Old WaysNeil Young3.58
1986Landing on WaterNeil Young45
1987LifeNeil Young & Crazy Horse410
1988This Note’s for YouNeil Young & The Bluenotes3.658
1989FreedomNeil Young3.87
1990Ragged GloryNeil Young & Crazy Horse3.56
1992Harvest MoonNeil Young3.89
1994Sleeps With AngelsNeil Young & Crazy Horse4.256
1995Mirror BallNeil Young3.57
1996Broken ArrowNeil Young with Crazy Horse3.357
2000Silver & GoldNeil Young47
2002Are You Passionate?Neil Young2.654
2003GreendaleNeil Young & Crazy Horse3.47
2005Prairie WindNeil Young3.655
2006Living With WarNeil Young3.355
2006Living With War: In the BeginningNeil Young32
2007Chrome Dreams IINeil Young3.55
2009Fork in the RoadNeil Young3.357
2010Le NoiseNeil Young48
2012AmericanaNeil Young with Crazy Horse3.58
2012Psychedelic PillNeil Young with Crazy Horse3.27
2014A Letter HomeNeil Young2.58
2014StorytoneNeil Young310
2015The Monsanto YearsNeil Young + Promise of the Real2.54
2016Peace TrailNeil Young310
2017HitchhikerNeil Young46
2017The VisitorNeil Young + Promise of the Real34
2019ColoradoNeil Young & Crazy Horse35
2020HomegrownNeil Young34

Album + Compilation

1977DecadeNeil Young4.512
1993Lucky ThirteenNeil Young4
2001Mystery TrainNeil Young2
2004Greatest HitsNeil Young511
2009Archives, Vol. I: 1963–1972Neil Young5
2009Early Years (1963-1968)Neil Young1
2009Official Release Series Discs 1-4Neil Young1
2014Official Release Series Discs 5–8Neil Young2
2016Official Release Series Discs 8.5–12Neil Young2
2020After The Gold Rush (50th Anniversary)Neil Young1
2020Archives, Vol. II: 1972–1976Neil Young2

Album + Live

1973Time Fades AwayNeil Young3.655
1979Live RustNeil Young & Crazy Horse10
1984Solo TransNeil Young1
1991WeldNeil Young & Crazy Horse57
1991ArcNeil Young & Crazy Horse2
1993UnpluggedNeil Young59
1997Year of the HorseNeil Young & Crazy Horse3.756
2000Road Rock, Volume 1: Friends & RelativesNeil Young43
2003Greendale Live at Vicar St.Neil Young2
2006Live at the Fillmore EastNeil Young & Crazy Horse45
2007Live at Massey Hall 1971Neil Young58
2008Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House 1968Neil Young6
2009Dreamin’ Man Live ’92Neil Young2
2011A TreasureNeil Young & International Harvesters4
2013Live at the Cellar DoorNeil Young3
2015Bluenote CaféNeil Young & Bluenote Café5
2016EarthNeil Young + Promise of the Real5
2017Toronto 1973Neil Young & The Stray Gators1
2018Roxy – Tonight’s The Night LiveNeil Young7
2018Songs for JudyNeil Young8
2019TuscaloosaNeil Young & Stray Gators35
2020Return to GreendaleNeil Young & Crazy Horse33
2021Way Down in the Rust BucketNeil Young with Crazy Horse3
2021Young ShakespeareNeil Young3

Album + Soundtrack

1972Journey Through the PastNeil Young6
1996Dead ManNeil Young55
2018ParadoxNeil Young + Promise of the Real5


1969Oh, Lonesome MeNeil Young with Crazy Horse1
1970Cinnamon GirlNeil Young & Crazy Horse1
1970Only Love Can Break Your HeartNeil Young1
1972War SongNeil Young & The Stray Gators1
1972Old Man / The Needle and the Damage DoneNeil Young1
1978Four Strong WindsNeil Young1
1979Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)Neil Young & Crazy Horse51
1981Southern PacificNeil Young & Crazy Horse1
1982Sample and HoldNeil Young2
1988Ten Men Workin’Neil Young & The Bluenotes1
1988This Note’s for YouNeil Young & The Bluenotes1
1989Rockin' in the Free WorldNeil Young8
1989SomedayNeil Young1
1990Mansion on the HillNeil Young & Crazy Horse31
1992Harvest MoonNeil Young5
1994My HeartNeil Young & Crazy Horse31
1994Piece of CrapNeil Young and Crazy Horse1
1995Change Your MindNeil Young & Crazy Horse1
1995DowntownNeil Young4

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