Neil Young

Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer songwriter and musician. He began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield along with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, later joining Crosby, Stills and Nash as a fourth member in 1969. He forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, releasing his first album in 1968; his career has since spanned over 45 years and 35 studio albums, with a continual and uncompromising exploration of musical styles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as “one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers”. He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame twice: first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997 (Chong). Neil Young wrote political songs that inspired us to be the change that we want in this country. He motivated listeners by giving them the belief that they could achieve impossible things. His song “Let’s Roll” inspired a post-9/11 nation to remember the disaster but move on and try to improve the U.S.

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