Neil Percival Young is a singer, songwriter, activist, filmmaker, humanitarian, musician, author, and actor. He’s worn many hats throughout his storied career, but he is best known for his work as a solo musician, as well as his time as a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, along with Buffalo Springfield. He has three children: Amber Jean, who has epilepsy, and Ben and Zeke, both of whom have cerebral palsy.
Young got started with music in the 1960s, and since then, he has become one of the most widely celebrated artists of all time. He’s sold out countless concerts, and his songs have been played on the radio for decades. His music has been described as a blend of a wide array of genres, including folk, rock, country, blues, psychedelic, experimental, and even grunge. He has played with a wide array of backing bands, most notably Crazy Horse and Promise of the Real.
Thanks to his unique style and his use of distortion on his electric guitar, Young has been referred to as “The Godfather of Grunge.” He’s collaborated with Pearl Jam, released numerous films under an alias, and had 21 albums and singles certified Platinum by the RIAA. Few artists have reached the same levels of success as Neil. He’s played with dozens of artists, working with people like drummer Ralph Molina, bassist Billy Talbot, and many more.
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