Neil Young

Bio: Neil Young was born on November 12, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario. His father, Scott Alexander Young (1918–2005), was a journalist and sportswriter who also wrote fiction. His mother, Edna Blow Ragland "Rassy" Young (1918–1990) was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Although Canadian, his mother had American and French ancestry. Young's parents married in 1940 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and their first son, Robert "Bob" Young, was born in 1942. Shortly after Young's birth in 1945, his family moved to rural Omemee, Ontario, which Young later described fondly as a "sleepy little place". Young suffered from polio in 1951 during the last major outbreak of the disease in Ontario. After his recovery, the Young family vacationed in Florida. During that period, Young briefly attended Chisolm Elementary School in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. In 1952, upon returning to Canada, Young moved from Omemee to Winnipeg for a year, before relocating to Toronto and Pickering. Young became interested in popular music he heard on the radio. When Young was twelve, his father, who had had several extramarital affairs, left his mother. His mother asked for a divorce, which was granted in 1960. Young went to live with his mother, who moved back to Winnipeg, while his brother Bob stayed with his father in Toronto.

Website: http://www.neilyoung.com

Archives: www.neilyoungarchives.com

Albums:

Neil Young (1969)

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969)

After the Gold Rush (1970)

Harvest (1972)

Time Fades Away (1973)

On the Beach (1974)

Tonight's the Night (1975)

Zuma (1975)

Long May You Run (1976)

American Stars 'n Bars (1977)

Comes a Time (1978)

Rust Never Sleeps (1979)

Hawks & Doves (1980)

Re·ac·tor (1981)

Trans (1982)

Everybody's Rockin' (1983)

Old Ways (1985)

Landing on Water (1986)

Life (1987)

This Note's for You (1988)

Eldorado (1989)

Freedom (1989)

Ragged Glory (1990)

Harvest Moon (1992)

Sleeps with Angels (1994)

Mirror Ball (1995)

Broken Arrow (1996)

Silver & Gold (2000)

Are You Passionate? (2002)

Greendale (2003)

Prairie Wind (2005)

Living with War (2006)

Living with War: "In the Beginning" (2006)

Chrome Dreams II (2007)

Fork in the Road (2009)

Le Noise (2010)

Americana (2012)

Psychedelic Pill (2012)

A Letter Home (2014)

Storytone (2014)

The Monsanto Years (2015)

Peace Trail (2016)

Hitchhiker (2017; recorded 1976)

The Visitor (2017)