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Neil Young

Biography

Legendary folksinger in charge of music including “Aged Guy,” “Center of Silver,” “Harvest Moon,” and “Alabama.” Aside from his single profession, he was an associate of the rings Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Youthful. He was among the last people in Ontario to become identified as having polio and experienced seizures as a kid. He was inducted in to the Stone Hall of Popularity double: once for his single profession and another period as an associate of Buffalo Springfield. He wedded Pegi Youthful on August 2, 1977 plus they acquired three children jointly before divorcing in 2014. In 1969, he became a member of David Crosby to be the fourth person in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Teen.

Quick Facts


Full Name Neil Young
Date Of Birth November 12, 1945
Place Of Birth Toronto, Canada
Height 1.82 m
Profession Folk Singer
Education Kelvin High School
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Pegi Young, Susan Acevedo
Parents Scott Young, Edna Young
Siblings Astrid Young, Robert 'Bob' Young
Awards Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame, MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Juno Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, Juno Award for Artist of the Year, Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year, Juno Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award, Juno Award for Best Male Artist
Music Groups Crosby, Stills & Nash, Buffalo Springfield, The Squires, The Mynah Birds, The Ducks
Nominations Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, Academy Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year, Juno Award for Single of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for Viewer's Choice, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Male, Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Solo, Juno Award for Entertainer of the Year, Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Most Experimental Video, NME Award for Best Book, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Memoir & Autobiography, Genie Award for Best Achievement in Music - Original Song, CMT Music Award for CMT Performance of the Year
Movies Neil Young: Heart of Gold, Human Highway, Neil Young Journeys, Neil Young Trunk Show, Year of the Horse, Dead Man, The Last Waltz, Where the Buffalo Roam, Solo Trans, CSNY/Déjà Vu, Journey Through the Past, The Strawberry Statement, Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps, Greendale, Love at Large, Made in Heaven, Muddy Track, Neil Young: Red Rocks Live, Mayor of the Sunset Strip, Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast, Fuel, '68, The Union, Legends of the Canyon: Classic Artists, Wing Commander, Bob Dylan: Never Ending Tour Diaries: Drummer Winston Watson's Incredible Journey, A Day at the Gallery, Neil Young: Like a Rolling Stone, Neil Young: Under Review: 1976-2006, Brian Wilson: On Tour, Tears Are Not Enough, Neil Young: Silver and Gold, Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Live in San Francisco, Neil Young: Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House 1968, Farm Aid: 20th Anniversary, Neil Young: Live at Massey Hall, The Best of MusikLaden: Stephen Stills & Manassas, The Monsanto Years, Lionel Nation
TV Shows Glastonbury 2009, The Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration
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1David Bowie was a great admirer of his work and could even do an impression of his singing voice.
2Parents are Scott Alexander and Edna Blow "Rassy" Young.
3Lives on a 1500 acre ranch in La Honda, California; he also has homes in Florida and Hawaii.
4Despite having lived in the United States since the 1960s, he has never applied for United States citizenship and has no plans to do so.
5While he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Buffalo Springfield and as a solo artist, he was not inducted with Crosby Stills Nash & Young.
6In the 1960s, prior to Buffalo Springfield, Young played in an R&B act called the Mynah Birds. The singer was Rick James.
7His favorite albums of his own are "Trans", "Everybody's Rockin'" and "Tonight's the Night", in that order.
8Wrote an infamous dark trilogy "Time Fades Away", "On the Beach" and "Tonight's the Night" after the death of friends of Danny Whitten and Bruce Berrett, although he has said that "On the Beach" has a positive message.
91970: Wrote the song "Ohio" shortly after the infamous Kent State shootings.
10April 2005: Hospitalized to remove a brain aneurysm.
11Called Carrie Snodgress after he had seen her in the movie Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970). In "A Man Needs a Maid", he sings: "I fell in love with the actress / She was playing a part I could understand". The relationship lasted until 1975.
12He was voted the 34th Greatest Artist of all time in Rock 'n' Roll by Rolling Stone.
13Raised in Omemee, Ontario. Scott Young Public School in Omemee is named after his father.
14Left Buffalo Springfield prior to their appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in 1967. He was replaced for that gig, as well as their appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival, by his future bandmate in Crosby Stills Nash & Young, David Crosby.
15His songs "Southern Man" and "Alabama" were attacks on racism in the Southern United States. The songs were "answered" by Lynyrd Skynyrd with their song "Sweet Home Alabama" (which in turn was "answered" by Warren Zevon's song "Play It All Night Long"). Some have interpreted Young's "Walk On" as an answer on his turn, although others think it's more likely the lyrics in "Walk On" refer to Crosby Stills Nash & Young. After Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed in a plane crash (1977), Young performed a rare live version of "Alabama" at Bicentennial Park, Miami, Florida, on November 12, 1977, for Children's Hospital Charity with the Gone With the Wind Orchestra and he changed the lyric chorus from "Alabama" to "Sweet Home Alabama".
16Young, a lifelong devotee of model trains, read that Lionel Trains LLC, probably the most famous model-train manufacturer in the world, was going into bankruptcy and would probably have to shut down. Not wanting to see that happen, he invested his own money in the company, in which he is now a part-owner, and today the company is financially sound and thriving.
171997: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Buffalo Springfield).
18In the mid-1960s, he played in a rock band called the Mynah Birds with future R&B artist Rick James and Bruce Palmer in Canada. James was AWOL from the United States Naval Reserves and hiding out from the authorities. Prior to the release of their debut single "It's My Time" (co-written by James and Young) on Motown's V.I.P. label, James was extradited and jailed. Young and James never worked together musically after this. However, Young and Palmer would go on to form Buffalo Springfield soon thereafter.
19Guitarist and singer for the folk rock group Crosby Stills Nash & Young.
20The melody for his song "Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)" is taken from the Old English folk song "O Waly, Waly". He is known to close his concerts with this song.
21In Spin magazine's list of the top 100 Alternative Albums in 1995, "Tonight's the Night" (1975) came in at #14, and "Rust Never Sleeps" (1979) came in at #61.
221995: In his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speech, he thanked Kurt Cobain for inspiring him to renew his dedication to making music. Eddie Vedder, once the target of criticism by Cobain, introduced him.
23Some of his best known songs include "Cinnamon Girl", "Down by the River", "Heart of Gold", "After the Gold Rush", "Hey Hey, My My" and "Rockin' in the Free World".
24Has turned down every commercial endorsement he has been offered. He even wrote a song about his stance: "This Note's for You".
25Refused a million-dollar offer to appear at "Woodstock '94" on the basis of what he saw as its overemphasis on commercialism.
26He has two sons with cerebral palsy: Zeke Young, born by a relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress, and Ben Young (born 1978) (with Pegi Young née Morton). He also has one daughter: Amber Jean Young (born 1984), with Pegi.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy Hollowdayswriter: "Needle and the Damage Done" filming
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2015 - 2016 performer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2016
Joy2015/Iwriter: "Expecting To Fly"
Els dies clauTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Big Short2015performer: "Rockin' in the Free World" / writer: "Rockin' in the Free World"
Ricki and the Flash2015writer: "For the Turnstiles"
Ochéntame... otra vezTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 producer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Lilyhammer2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Inherent Vice2014performer: "Harvest", "Journey thru the Past" / writer: "Harvest", "Journey thru the Past"
TransparentTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Daily Ukulele2014TV Series short writer - 1 episode
The Expendables 32014writer: "Old Man"
The Voice IsraelTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2014 music - 1 episode, 2014
The Marty Stuart Show2013-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
RageTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2012 - 2014 writer - 4 episodes, 2012 - 2014
The Voice2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sound City2013Documentary performer: "Southern Man", "When You Dance I Can Really Love", "Birds" / writer: "Southern Man", "When You Dance I Can Really Love", "Birds"
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013Documentary writer: "Southern Man"
Bank Roll2012producer: "Teach Your Children"
Covert Affairs2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Revenge2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Burning Man: Metropolis2012Documentary writer: "Expecting To Fly"
Post Tenebras Lux2012writer: "It's a Dream"
No me la puc treure del capTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Californication2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Some Jerk with a Camera2012TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
We Bought a Zoo2011performer: "Cinnamon Girl" / writer: "Cinnamon Girl"
Neil Young Journeys2011Documentary performer: "Helpless", "Cortez The Killer", "Peaceful Valley Boulevard", "Ohio", "Down By The River", "Sign Of Love", "Rumblin", "Love And War", "Leia", "After The Gold Rush", "I Believe In You", "My, My, Hey, Hey Into The Blue", "You Never Called", "Hitchhiker", "Walk With Me" / writer: "Helpless", "Cortez The Killer", "Peaceful Valley Boulevard", "Ohio", "Down By The River", "Sign Of Love", "Rumblin", "Love And War", "Leia", "After The Gold Rush", "I Believe In You", "My, My, Hey,
Acoustic at the BBC2011TV Movie performer: "Heart of Gold" 1971 / writer: "Heart of Gold" 1971
When Rock Goes Acoustic2011TV Movie documentary performer: "Old Man" 1972, "Hey Hey, My My" uncredited / writer: "Old Man" 1972, "Hey Hey, My My" uncredited
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Kahvipakettihumppa Rocking In The Free World"", "Rocking In The Free World"
Conan2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hooker with a Heart of Gold2010performer: "Heart of Gold" / writer: "Heart of Gold"
Due Date2010performer: "Old Man Live At Massey Hall" / writer: "Old Man Live At Massey Hall"
Eat Pray Love2010performer: "Heart of Gold", "Harvest Moon" / writer: "Heart of Gold", "Harvest Moon"
Multiple Sarcasms2010writer: "Birds"
180° South2010Documentary writer: "Journey Through the Past"
Mulatschag2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentary performer: "Alone And Forsaken"
The Tonight Show with Conan O'BrienTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Leap Year2010writer: "ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART"
Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s2009TV Movie documentary performer: "Rockin' in the Free World" / writer: "Rockin' in the Free World"
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s2009TV Movie documentary performer: "My My Hey Hey Out of the Blue" / writer: "My My Hey Hey Out of the Blue"
Neil Young Trunk Show2009Documentary performer: "Sad Movies", "Harvest", "Cinnamon Girl", "Oh, Lonesome Me", "Kansas", "Spirit Road", "No Hidden Path", "Ambulance Blues", "Mellow My Mind", "The Believer", "Like a Hurricane", "Cowgirl in the Sand", "The Sultan" / writer: "Sad Movies", "Harvest", "Cinnamon Girl", "Kansas", "Spirit Road", "No Hidden Path", "Ambulance Blues", "Mellow My Mind", "The Believer", "Like a Hurricane", "Cowgirl in the Sand", "The Sultan"
Entourage2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rachel Getting Married2008writer: "Unknown Legend"
Physical Graffiti: A Classic Album Under Review2008Video documentary writer: "Down by the River"
Parashat Ha-ShavuaTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2008 performer - 1 episode, 2008
CSNY/Déjà Vu2008Documentary arranger: "America The Beautiful" / performer: "A Traitor's Death", "Families", "Let's Impeach The President", "Living With War", "Living With War Theme", "Living With War Network Theme", "Restless Consumer", "Roger and Out", "Shock and Awe" / writer: "After The Garden", "Alabama", "Families", "Let's Impeach The President", "Living With War", "Living With War Theme", "Living With War Network Theme", "Looking For A Leader", "Ohio", "Restless Consumer", "Rockin' In The Free World", "Ro
Fields of Fuel2008Documentary performer: "Heart of Gold" 1971 / writer: "Heart of Gold" 1971
Midnight Heat2007writer: "Lotta Love"
Música des del cor2007TV Movie performer: "Heart of Gold" / writer: "Heart of Gold"
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 2 episodes
My Blueberry Nights2007writer: "Harvest Moon"
Autism: The Musical2007Documentary performer: "Wounded World" / writer: "Families"
RocKwiz2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vier Tote in Ohio2007TV Movie documentary writer: "Ohio"
Austrofred Academy2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Away from Her2006performer: "Harvest Moon" / writer: "Harvest Moon", "Helpless"
Scrubs2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Neil Young: Heart of Gold2006Documentary writer: "The Painter", "No Wonder", "Falling Off The Face Of The Earth", "Far From Home", "It's A Dream", "Prairie Wind", "Here For You", "This Old Guitar", "When God Made Me", "I Am A Child", "Harvest Moon", "Heart Of Gold", "Old Man", "Needle And The Damage Done", "Old King", "Comes A Time", "One Of These Days", "The Old Laughing Lady", "Cortez The Killer"
Saturday Night Live1989-2005TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Lords of Dogtown2005performer: "Old Man" / writer: "Old Man"
Dolly Parton: Live & Well2004Video writer: "After The Gold Rush"
Fahrenheit 9/112004Documentary performer: "Rockin' in the Free World" 1989 / writer: "Rockin' in the Free World" 1989
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 1 episode
SkeppsholmenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Kuutamolla2002performer: "Like a Hurricane" / writer: "Like a Hurricane"
Skins2002performer: "GOIN' HOME" / writer: "GOIN' HOME"
Acústico MTV: Legião Urbana2001TV Movie writer: "On the Way Home"
Shallow Hal2001performer: "After The Gold Rush" / writer: "After The Gold Rush"
Helicopter2001Short performer: "Forever Young"
Dogtown and Z-Boys2001Documentary performer: "Old Man" / writer: "Old Man"
Bs As Hot Festival: Oasis2001TV Movie writer: "Hey Hey, My My Into the Black"
Rock in Rio2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Oasis: Familiar to Millions2000Video writer: "Hey Hey, My My"
Karaoke King2000Short performer: "Heart of Gold" / writer: "Heart of Gold"
Almost Famous2000performer: "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere", "Cortez the Killer" / writer: "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere", "Cortez the Killer"
Space Cowboys2000writer: "OLD MAN"
Oasis: In Concert2000TV Movie writer: "Hey Hey, My My"
Neil Young: Silver and Gold2000Video documentary performer: "Looking Forward", "Out of Control", "Buffalo Springfield Again", "Philadelphia", "Daddy Went Walkin'", "Distant Camera", "Red Sun", "Long May You Run", "Harvest Moon", "The Great Divide", "Slowpoke", "Good to See You", "Silver & Gold" / writer: "Looking Forward", "Out of Control", "Buffalo Springfield Again", "Philadelphia", "Daddy Went Walkin'", "Distant Camera", "Red Sun", "Long May You Run", "Harvest Moon", "The Great Divide", "Slowpoke", "Good to See You", "Silv
Net All Nighter2000TV Movie writer: "Hey Hey, My My" - uncredited
Wonder Boys2000performer: "Old Man" / writer: "Old Man"
American Beauty1999writer: "Don't Let It Bring You Down"
Jesus' Son1999performer: "Cowgirl in the Sand" / writer: "Cowgirl in the Sand"
Beau travail1999performer: "Safeway Cart"
Mystery Science Theater 30001993-1999TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Live with Kelly and Michael1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1998writer: "Expecting To Fly"
El tiempo de la felicidad1997performer: "Four Strong Winds" / writer: "Four Strong Winds"
Year of the Horse1997Documentary performer: "Fuckin' Up", "Slip Away", "Barstool Blues", "Stupid Girl", "Big Time", "Tonight's the Night", "Sedan Delivery", "My Girl", "Like a Hurricane", "Music Arcade" / writer: "Fuckin' Up", "Slip Away", "Barstool Blues", "Stupid Girl", "Big Time", "Tonight's the Night", "Sedan Delivery", "Like a Hurricane", "Music Arcade"
Jerry Maguire1996performer: "World on a String" / writer: "World on a String"
The Pallbearer1996performer: "Harvest Moon" / writer: "Harvest Moon"
Stars in Their Eyes1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Shot Andy Warhol1996writer: "Burned"
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony1995TV Movie performer: "When the Levee Breaks", "For What Its Worth"
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV Special performer: "Philadelphia" / writer: "Philadelphia"
Philadelphia1993performer: "Philadelphia" / producer: "Philadelphia" / writer: "Philadelphia"
Another Girl Another Planet1992writer: "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
Tin Machine: Live at the Docks1992Video writer: "I've Been Waiting for You"
A Short Film About Chilling....1990TV Short documentary writer: "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" - uncredited
RockopopTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1990 writer - 1 episode, 1990
The Wonder YearsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
Neil Young: This Note's for You1988Video short performer: "This Note's For You" / writer: "This Note's For You"
Made in Heaven1987lyrics: "We've Never Danced", "We've Never Danced" uncredited / music: "We've Never Danced", "We've Never Danced" uncredited / writer: "Mr. Soul", "I Am A Child"
The Twilight Zone1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary performer: "Sugar Mountain", "The Needle And The Damage Done", "Helpless", "Nothing Is Perfect", "Powderfinger" / writer: "Only Love Can Break Your Heart", "Sugar Mountain", "The Needle And The Damage Done", "Helpless", "Nothing Is Perfect", "Powderfinger"
The Slugger's Wife1985writer: "HEY HEY MY MY"
Iceman1984"Heart of Gold", uncredited
Väärän kuninkaan päivä1983TV Series writer - 1 episode
Neil Young in Berlin1983Video documentary performer: "Cinnamon Girl", "Computer Age", "Little Thing Called Love", "Old Man", "The Needle and the Damage Done", "After the Gold Rush", "Transformer Man", "Sample and Hold", "Like a Hurricane", "Hey, Hey, My My Into the Black", "After Berlin" / writer: "Cinnamon Girl", "Computer Age", "Little Thing Called Love", "Old Man", "The Needle and the Damage Done", "After the Gold Rush", "Transformer Man", "Sample and Hold", "Like a Hurricane", "Hey, Hey, My My Into the Black", "Aft
Purple Haze1982writer: "Expecting to Fly"
The Executioner's Song1982TV Movie "Are You Ready For the Country"
Silence of the North1981writer: "Comes A Time"
Out of the Blue1980performer: "My My, Hey Hey Out of the Blue", "Thrasher" / writer: "My My, Hey Hey Out of the Blue", "Thrasher"
Where the Buffalo Roam1980performer: "Buffalo Stomp", "Ode To Wild Bill", "Home Home On The Range" / writer: "Buffalo Stomp", "Ode To Wild Bill"
WKRP in CincinnatiTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1979 performer - 1 episode, 1979
Rust Never Sleeps1979Documentary performer: "Sugar Mountain", "I Am a Child", "Comes a Time", "After the Gold Rush", "My My, Hey Hey Out of the Blue", "The Loner", "Welfare Mothers", "The Needle and the Damage Done", "A Lotta Love", "Powderfinger", "Sedan Delivery", "Cortez the Killer", "Ride My Llama", "Cinnamon Girl", "Like a Hurricane", "Hey Hey, My My Into the Black", "Tonight's the Night" / writer: "Sugar Mountain", "I Am a Child", "Comes a Time", "After the Gold Rush", "My My, Hey Hey Out of the Blue", "The Lo
Hardcore1979writer: "Helpless"
You Can't Do That on Television1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince1978Documentary performer: "Time Fades Away" / writer: "Time Fades Away"
Top of the Pops1978TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Last Waltz1978Documentary performer: "Helpless" / writer: "Helpless"
FM1978performer: "Southern Man" / writer: "Southern Man"
Coming Home1978writer: "Expecting to Fly" 1967
The Bette Midler Show1976TV Special writer: "Birds" - uncredited
A Fantasy Fulfilled1975performer: "Sugar Mountain" - uncredited / writer: "Sugar Mountain" - uncredited
Shampoo1975writer: "Mr. Soul" 1967 - uncredited
Journey Through the Past1974Documentary performer: "Are You Ready For The Country", "Alabama", "Words", "Soldier", "Speakin' Out" / writer: "Mr. Soul", "Ohio", "Southern Man", "Are You Ready For The Country", "Alabama", "Words", "Soldier", "Speakin' Out"
Memoirs of a Madam1972writer: "Down by the River" - uncredited
Family Life1971writer: "Down by the River" - uncredited
Celebration at Big Sur1971Documentary writer: "Sea of Madness", "Medley: Down by the River"
The Johnny Cash ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1971 writer - 1 episode, 1971
The Strawberry Statement1970performer: "The Loner", "Down by The River" / writer: "Helpless", "The Loner", "Down by The River"
Music Scene1969TV Series writer - 1 episode
Changes1969writer: "Expecting to Fly"
Go!!!1967TV Movie writer: "Mr. Soul"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Where the Buffalo Roam1980
Los patos salvajes2015Short
Neil Young Journeys2011Documentary
CSNY/Déjà Vu2008Documentary original score by
Neil Young: Heart of Gold2006Documentary
Greendale2003
Live at Vicar St.2003Video documentary
Year of the Horse1997Documentary
Interview1996TV Movie
Dead Man1995

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bridge School News2008-2009TV Series
Greendale2003Wayne Newton (as Bernard Shakey)
Love at Large1990Rick
'681988Westy
Made in Heaven1987Truck Driver
Human Highway1982Lionel Switch / Frankie Fontaine
Mannix1967TV SeriesThe Buffalo Springfield

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seeding Fear2015Documentary short executive producer
Neil Young Journeys2011Documentary executive producer
Neil Young: Heart of Gold2006Documentary executive producer - as Bernard Shakey
Greendale2003producer
Live at Vicar St.2003Video documentary producer
Neil Young: Silver and Gold2000Video documentary executive producer - as Bernard Shakey
Year of the Horse1997Documentary executive producer - as Bernard Shakey
Solo Trans1984Video producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lillemand2015TV Series music - 1 episode
CSNY/Déjà Vu2008Documentary musician: guitar, piano & vocals, CSNY Freedom of Speech Tour / musician: guitars, "Living With War" studio recording / producer: "Living With War" studio recording
Dead Man1995musician
Out of the Blue1980composer: theme music

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Day at the Gallery2012Video short
CSNY/Déjà Vu2008Documentary as Bernard Shakey
Greendale2003as Bernard Shakey
Human Highway1982as Bernard Shakey
Rust Never Sleeps1979Documentary
Journey Through the Past1974Documentary as Bernard Shakey

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CSNY/Déjà Vu2008Documentary writer
Greendale2003
Solo Trans1984Video
Human Highway1982screenplay - as Bernard Shakey

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Greendale2003director of photography

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rust Never Sleeps1979Documentary

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neil Young in Berlin1983Video documentary audio remix producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ricki and the Flash2015special thanks
The Frontier2014very special thanks
Rachel Getting Married2008thank you
I'm Not There.2007special thanks
Autism: The Musical2007Documentary thanks
The Last Winter2006thanks
Fahrenheit 9/112004Documentary thanks
People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia'2003Video documentary special thanks
Last Party 20002001Documentary special thanks
Dogtown and Z-Boys2001Documentary thanks
Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill - Live1997Video special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Farm Aid 20162016TV MovieHimself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Singer-Songwriters at the BBC2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song: Willie Nelson2016TV MovieHimself
Farm Aid: 30th Anniversary Concert2015TV MovieHimself
The Colbert Report2006-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Farm Aid 20142014TV MovieHimself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014VideoHimself - Video Message
Bridge School News2008-2014TV SeriesHimself
A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen2014Video
Q with Jian Ghomeshi2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CMT Crossroads2013TV SeriesHimself
Sound City2013DocumentaryHimself
The Daily Show2006-2012TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2009-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Close Up2012DocumentaryHimself
Global Citizen Festival2012TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2006-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Bridge School Concerts - 25th Anniversary Edition2011VideoHimself
Neil Young Journeys2011DocumentaryHimself
Juno Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2011TV MovieHimself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America2010TV MovieHimself
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Closing Ceremony Performer (2010)
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Message of Love2009VideoHimself
Farm Aid 20092009TV MovieHimself
Glastonbury 20092009TV SeriesHimself
Neil Young Trunk Show2009DocumentaryHimself
Fuel2008/IDocumentaryHimself - Musician / Co-Founder, Farm Aid
CSNY/Déjà Vu2008DocumentaryHimself
Fields of Fuel2008DocumentaryHimself - Musician / Farm Aid Co-Founder
Festival Updates2008TV SeriesHimself (2008)
Farm Aid 2007: A Homegrown Special2007TV MovieHimself
Cruising with Neil2006Video documentary shortHimself
Cruising with the Band2006Video documentary shortHimself
Fellow Travelers2006Video documentary shortHimself
Heart of Gold: 'Rehearsal Diaries'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Warming Up with Neil and the Jubilee Singer2006Video documentary shortHimself
Canada A.M.2006TV SeriesHimself
Neil Young: Heart of Gold2006DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1989-2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2005TV Series documentaryHimself
React Now: Music & Relief2005TV MovieHimself
Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast2005TV SpecialHimself
Live 82005TV Special documentaryHimself
Soundstage2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimself
Brian Wilson on Tour2003Video documentaryHimself
Four Strong Winds2003TV SeriesHimself
Live at Vicar St.2003Video documentaryHimself (voice)
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself / Buffalo Springfield
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002TV SeriesHimself
The Best of Music Flashback Television Shows: Featuring Music Scene and Hullabaloo2001Video documentary shortHimself (as Crosby Stills Nash & Young)
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Fuji Rock Festival '012001TV Special
Rock in Rio2001TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Red Rocks Live: Neil Young Friends & Relatives2000Video documentaryHimself - Vocals / guitar / piano / ...
Neil Young: Silver and Gold2000Video documentaryHimself
VH1 Legends2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Farm Aid '971997TV Special documentaryHimself
Year of the Horse1997DocumentaryHimself
Dolly Parton: Treasures1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Farm Aid '961996TV Movie documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself - Musical Guest
VH1 Presents the 70's1996TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Phoenix Festival1996TV Special
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Farm Aid: The Tenth Anniversary Concert1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony1995TV MovieHimself - Inductee
The Complex Sessions1994ShortHimself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Performer: Philadelphia & Nominated: Best Original Song
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19931993TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Willie Nelson: The Big Six-01993TV Special documentaryHimself
Unplugged1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration1993TV Special documentaryHimself
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
Two Rooms: A Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Weld1990Himself
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa1990TV MovieHimself
Famous Last Words1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Freedom1989Himself
Neil Young: This Note's for You1988Video shortHimself
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Farm Aid '871987TV SpecialHimself
Farm Aid '861986TV MovieHimself
The Old Grey Whistle Test1985TV SeriesHimself
Tears Are Not Enough1985DocumentaryHimself
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself (at JFK Stadium) (as Crosby Stills Nash & Young)
Solo Trans1984VideoHimself
Neil Young in Berlin1983Video documentaryHimself
Rust Never Sleeps1979DocumentaryHimself
The Last Waltz1978DocumentaryHimself - Performer
Journey Through the Past1974DocumentaryHimself
In Concert1971TV SeriesHimself
Celebration at Big Sur1971DocumentaryHimself
Baff - Fast eine Sendung1971TV SeriesHimself
Rock Masters: Neil Young in Concert1971TV Series documentaryHimself
The Johnny Cash Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Singer
This Is Tom Jones1969TV Series documentaryHimself
Malibu U.1967TV SeriesHimself
Go!!!1967TV MovieHimself (as Buffalo Springfield)
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Media Buzz2014TV SeriesHimself
Pearl Jam Twenty2011DocumentaryHimself
Acoustic at the BBC2011TV MovieHimself
When Rock Goes Acoustic2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mulatschag2010TV SeriesHimself
Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Johnny Cash's America2008DocumentaryHimself
Neil Young: Under Review - 1976-20062007Video documentaryHimself
Neil Young Under Review: 1966-19752007Video documentaryHimself
San Sebastián 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Shakin' All Over!2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Greatest Canadian2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Unplugged Uncensored2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song2001TV Series documentaryHimself
A Century of Lionel Legendary Trains2000Video documentaryHimself
Crosby, Stills & Nash: Long Time Comin'1990Video documentaryHimself
Sonic Youth: Teenage Riot1988Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Night Flight1982TV SeriesHimself
The Old Grey Whistle Test1978TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock SongFor the song "Angry World."

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock Album· Crazy Horse
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Solo Rock Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Angry World."
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Solo Rock Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Fork in the Road."
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock AlbumFor the album "Prairie Wind."
1997CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScoreDead Man (1995)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Music Special or SeriesMTV Video Music Awards 1993 (1993)· Pearl Jam
1994OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongPhiladelphia (1993)
1982GenieGenie AwardsBest Achievement in Original SongSilence of the North (1981)


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1observation, 2016] I hear seagulls, I hear ocean waves - I hear all kinds of things in the sound of applause. It sounds like a natural thing, like a flock of geese flying by. It's the same thing: a bunch of us making noise because we like something, like feeding time at the barnyard.
2I vow to speak up and to do what I can to protect "Earth".
3[on composing some of his best songs while stoned, in bed] I had a guitar case near the bed - probably too near the bed in the opinion of most of the women I had relationships with.
4[on Kurt Cobain quoting a Young lyric in his suicide note] I wrote it for the rock and roll star, meaning that if you go while you are burning hottest, then that is how you are remembered - at the peak of your powers forever. That is rock and roll.
5I tell Ben [Young, his quadriplegic, cerebral-palsy son] everything, and he listens. He knows everything, but who is he going to tell?
6Sometimes, it's better not to blow up at someone. I can save that anger and emotion for my guitar playing.
7Sometimes, a smooth process heralds the approach of atrophy or death.
8I still remember "the mighty Cros" [David Crosby] visiting the ranch in his van. That van was a rolling laboratory that made Jack Casady's briefcase look like chicken feed. Forget I said that! Was my mike on?
9I don't think I'm going to be able to continue to mainly be a musician forever, because physically I think it's going to take its toll on me - it's already starting to show up here and there.
10I like people, I just don't have to see them all the time.
11For whatever you're doing, for your creative juices, your geography's got a hell of a lot to do with it. You really have to be in a good place, and then you have to be either on your way there or on your way from there.
12[In a telegram to Stephen Stills after quitting a tour]: Funny how some things that start spontaneously end that way. Eat a peach; Neil.
13I did [marijuana] for 40 years. Now I want to see what it's like to not do it. It's just a different perspective.
14The straighter I am, the more alert I am, the less I know myself and the harder it is to recognize myself. I need a little grounding in something and I am looking for it everywhere.
15Writing is very convenient, has a low expense and is a great way to pass the time. I highly recommend it to any old rocker who is out of cash and doesn't know what to do next.
16[operating his train set] I am the Wizard of Oz in here. I can make anything happen because I know how it all works. Music is math.
17At 65, it seems that I may not be at the peak of my rock 'n' roll powers. But that is not for sure.
18The songs the [Crazy] Horse likes to consume are always heartfelt and do not need to have anything fancy associated with them. The Horse is very suspicious of tricks.
19I work for the muse... I'm not here to sell things. That's what other people do, I'm creating them. If it doesn't work out, I'm sorry; I'm just doing what I do. You hired me to do what I do, not what you do. As long as people don't tell me what to do, there will be no problem.
20[on how well different things he's done in his life were received - or not] I didn't care and still don't. I experimented, I tried things, I learned things, I know more about all of that than I did before.
21Every car is full of stories. Who rode in 'em, where they went, where they ended up, how they got here.
22The fact is that I can be really irritable when I'm unhappy about stuff. I can be a nit-picker about details that seem to be over the top. But then again I'm into what I'm into, so a lot of people forgive me because of that.
23[on sharing an award nomination with Justin Bieber] Of course, I'm in the same category. I'm not in the same time zone.
24I'd rather play "Sweet Home Alabama" than "Southern Man" anytime. I first heard it and really liked the way they [Lynyrd Skynyrd] played their guitars. Then I heard my own name in it and thought, "Now this is pretty great.".
25Somehow, by doing what I wanted to do, I manage to give people what they don't want to hear, and they still come back. I haven't been able to figure that you yet.
26I never met John Lydon, but I like what he did to people.
27As soon as you start talking about mystique, you have none.
28(when asked who's the greatest musician of all time) Bob Dylan, I'll never be Bob Dylan. He's the master. If I'd like to be anyone, it's him. And he's a great writer, true to his music and done what he feels is the right thing to do for years and years and years. He's great. He's the one I look to. I'm always interested in what he's doing now, or did last, or did a long time ago that I didn't find out about. The guy has written some of the greatest poetry and put it to music in a way that it touched me, and other people have done that, but not so consistently or as intensely. Like me, he waits around and keeps going, and he knows that he doesn't have the muse all the time, but he knows that it'll come back and it'll visit him and he'll have his moment.
29[on Kurt Cobain, who quoted the Young song "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)" in his suicide note] The fact that he left the lyrics to my song right there with him when he killed himself left a profound feeling on me, but I don't think he was saying I have to kill myself because I don't want to fade away. I don't think he was interpreting the song in a negative way. It's a song about artistic survival, and I think he had a problem with the fact that he thought he was selling out, and he didn't know how to stop it. He was forced to do tours when he didn't want to, forced into all kinds of stuff. I was trying to get a hold of him - because I had heard some of the things he was doing to himself - just to tell him it's okay not to tour, it's okay not to do these things, just take control of your life and make your music. Or, hey, don't make music. But as soon as you feel like you're out there pretending, you're fucked. I think he knew that instinctively, but he was young and he didn't have a lot of self-control. And who knows what other personal things in his life were having a negative impression on him at the time?
30[on his 1974 tour] Oh, that was a fabulous tour, one of my best. Over in England, The Rainbow... Bristol was the best ever... the Festival Hall... those were magical gigs. I did an encore at the latter with nobody there but Ahmet Ertegun, who owns Atlantic Records. I said, "Ahmet, I played so good tonight I think I deserve my own private encore." So we went out and played "Tonight's the Night" for the fourth time that evening [bursts out laughing] with no one left in the theater.
31[when asked if punk rock influenced his 1979 album "Rust Never Sleeps] No, I wasn't really influenced by that scene. Most of the songs on that album had been written well before The Sex Pistols were ever heard of. "The Thrasher" was pretty much me writing about my experiences with Crosby Stills & Nash in the mid-'70s. Do you know Lynyrd Skynyrd almost ended up recording "Powderfinger" before my version came out? We sent them an early demo of it because they wanted to do one of my songs.
32All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don't subscribe to any of that. It's all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the '70s sounds nothing like the stuff from the '80s, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the '90s. Who's to say what is and isn't a certain type of music?
33My my, hey hey. Rock and roll is here to stay.
34Remember when you used to watch TV in the '60s and you'd see Perry Como in a cashmere sweater? That's what rock'n'roll is becoming. It's your parents' music.
35It's better to burn out than to fade away.
36Live music is better.

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1His Gibson Les Paul "Old Black"
2Songs about personal and political themes
3Distinctive singing voice

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