On This Day

Neil Young

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
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Profession: Singer-songwriter


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.

Born: November 12, 1945
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age: 75 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio

Married Life

  • 1978-08-02 Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young (32) weds Pegi Morton

Historical Events

  • 1966-03-03 Canadian-American rock band "Buffalo Springfield" forms (Stephen 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 vocalist Neil Young undergoes throat surgery
  • 1985-09-22 First Farm Aid concert held, organised by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp