Neil spent his early childhood in the Toronto suburb of Pickering and the village of Omemeenortheast of Toronto. The village later established the Youngtown Museum in tribute to Young. He would listen to pop music on the CHUM radio station,  on his transistor radio  as a boy.
Life and career[ edit ] Early years — [ edit ] Neil Young  was born on November 12,in TorontoOntario. Shortly after Young's birth inhis family moved to rural Omemee, Ontariowhich Young later described fondly as a "sleepy little place".
Inupon 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. His mother asked for a divorce, which was granted in Very thin, very tall, with a greased-back D.
He had a transistor radio, white bucks, a nice sweater, black pants. He idolized Elvis Presley and later referred to him in a number of his songs.
It was there that he formed his first band, the Jades, and met Ken Koblun. While attending Kelvin High School in Winnipeg, he played in several instrumental rock bands, eventually dropping out of The life and career of neil young in favour of a musical career.
The band played in Fort William now part of the city of Thunder Bay, Ontariowhere they recorded a series of demos produced by a local producer, Ray Dee, who Young called "the original Briggs".
Mitchell wrote "The Circle Game" in response. The band managed to secure a record deal with the Motown label, but as their first album was being recorded, James was arrested for being AWOL from the Navy Reserve.
A mixture of folk, country, psychedeliaand rock, lent a hard edge by the twin lead guitars of Stills and Young, made Buffalo Springfield a critical success, and their first record Buffalo Springfield sold well after Stills' topical song " For What It's Worth " became a hit, aided by Young's melodic harmonics played on electric guitar.
According to Rolling Stone, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and other sources, Buffalo Springfield helped create the genres of folk rock and country rock.
A second album, Buffalo Springfield Againwas released in latebut two of Young's three contributions were solo tracks recorded apart from the rest of the group. From that album, " Mr. Soul " was the only Young song of the three that all five members of the group performed together.
Soul" and closing it with the thumping of a heartbeat. Inthe band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Young did not appear at the ceremony. Young also played as a studio session guitarist for some recordings by The Monkees which appeared on the Head and Instant Replay albums.
Young and Roberts immediately began work on Young's first solo record, Neil Young January 22, which received mixed reviews. In a interview,  Young deprecated the album as being "overdubbed rather than played.
Stills continued throughout their lifelong relationship to criticize Young, saying that he "wanted to play folk music in a rock band. Young wrote " Ohio " following the Kent State massacre on May 4, Young also recorded some tracks with Crazy Horse, but dismissed them early in the sessions.
The eventual recording was less amplified than Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, with a wider range of sounds. Young's bitter condemnation of racism in the heavy blues-rock song " Southern Man " along with a later song entitled "Alabama" was also controversial with southerners in an era of desegregation, prompting Lynyrd Skynyrd to decry Young by name in the lyrics to their hit " Sweet Home Alabama.
Young in the s In the autumn ofYoung began a solo acoustic tour of North America, during which he played a variety of his Buffalo Springfield and CSNY songs on guitar and piano, along with material from his solo albums and a number of new songs.
Some songs premiered by Young on the tour, like "Journey through the Past", would never find a home on a studio album, while other songs, like "See the Sky About to Rain", would only be released in coming years.
With CSNY splitting up and Crazy Horse having signed their own record deal, Young's tour, now entitled "Journey Through the Past", continued into earlyand its focus shifted more to newer songs he had been writing; he famously remarked that having written so many, he could not think of anything to do but play them.
Many gigs were sold out, including concerts at Carnegie Hall and a pair of acclaimed hometown shows at Toronto's Massey Hallwhich were taped for a planned live album. The shows became legendary among Young fans, and the recordings were officially released nearly 40 years later as an official bootleg in Young's Archive series.
Making a connection with them, he christened them The Stray Gatorsand began playing with them.Neil Young and Lynyrd Skynyrd, an American Rock band, had a lyrical feud. Lynyrd Skynyrd came up with an answer song, ‘Sweet Home Alabama,’ to Niel Young’s ‘Southern Man.’ Particularly, the debate took place on the subject of the southern history of slavery.
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Listen to official albums & more. Toronto, Ontario born singer-songwriter Neil Young arrived in the United States in the mids with his band Buffalo Springfield, which ended up jump-starting a musical career that has spanned more than 45 years.
Young has been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is known for.