Why Famous: Co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield along with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, later joining Crosby, Stills & Nash as a fourth member in 1969. His work is characterized by his deeply personal lyrics, distinctive guitar work and signature alto or high tenor singing voice.
- 1978-08-02 Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young (32) weds Pegi Morton
- 1966-03-03 Buffalo Springfield form (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al)
- 1971-01-06 Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days
- 1972-02-01 "Harvest" 4th studio album by Neil Young is released (best selling album US 1972)
- 1975-10-13 Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery
- 1985-09-22 First Farm Aid concert held, organised by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp