Happy Birthday Neil Young

November 12, 2017

Happy 71st Birthday to Neil Percival Young

Canadian singer-songwriter, musician,

producer, director and screenwriter

Neil Young has lived in California since the 1960s

Neil retains his Canadian citizenship

Neil's good friends

band brothers

David Crosby ~ Stephen Stills ~ Graham Nash



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)


Personal Life


Neil Young married his first wife,

restaurant owner Susan Acevedo, in December 1968.

They were together until October 1970,

when she filed for divorce.


From late 1970 to 1975, Young was in a long-term relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress. The song "A Man Needs a Maid" from Harvest is inspired by him seeing her in the film Diary of a Mad Housewife.

They met soon afterward and she moved in with him on his new ranch in northern California.

They have a son, Zeke, who was born September 8, 1972.


Young met future wife Pegi Morton Young in 1974 when she was working as a waitress at a diner near his ranch, a story he tells in the 1992 song "Unknown Legend".

Neil and Pegi married in 1978 and have two children together, Ben and Amber. Both Ben and Zeke are diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and Amber with epilepsy.

Neil Young lived on Broken Arrow Ranch,

about a thousand acres near La Honda, California.

The couple were musical collaborators

and co-founded the Bridge School in 1986.

On July 29, 2014, Neil Young filed for divorce

after 36 years of marriage.

Neil Young gave Pegi Young the ranch

and moved to Los Angeles with his current partner

Daryl Hannah

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