Neil Young was born November 12, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Neils parents were Scott and Edna Young. 4 years later Young's family moved to a rural of Omemee, where he and his older brother Robert spent their youth. Neils boyhood was tough for him with suffering from polio, epilepsy and type 1 diabetes. By 1951 Young health had deteriorated, to where he was unable to walk, with time Neil overcame his ailments, with the help from his mother Neil began to nurture an interest in music learning the ukulele and banjo. in 1960 Young's parents had split, Robert went with his father and teenage Neil stayed with his mom in Winnipeg Manitoba. By now Neil was more interested into music then his academics.
album Harvest By Neil Young
Over several years Neil would play with several other bands before forming his own folk-rock group the Squires in 1963. In 1966 Neil had left the Squires and joined The Mynah Birds. In early 1969 Young had signed to Reprise Records. August 1970 Young joined CSN&Y and split up in 1971. The following year Young released his first and only number one single Heart Of Gold.
Neil Young's first number one single Heart Of Gold.
In 1981 Young left Reprise Records to join Fledging Geffen Records and later returned to Reprise Records in 1988. In 1989 Neil reunited with crazy horse for ragged glory. In 1995 Young began jamming with Pearl Jam which lead them to recording an album with the Seattle band in early 1995, Mirror Ball was released in the summer of 95. Due to legal reasons Pearl Jam was unable to feature their name on the album cover. The summer of 1996 crazy horse and Young reunited for broken arrow.
one album called reactor created by Young and Crazy Horse
In 1999 Young once again reunited with CS&N for the first time in a decade, A new solo effort called silver &gold followed in the spring of 2000. In early 2005 Young was diagnosed with a potentially deadly brain aneurysm, the treatment didn't slow Neil down, he kept writing and recording his next project Prairie Wind. In September 2012 Neil published his memoir "Waging Heavy Peace" a hippie dream in the book, Young wrote at length of his family, career and expressed his frustration with low sound quality of digital music. In 2015 Young's passion for the environmental causes informed his next album called The Monsanto Years which took on issues of genetically modified crops and agri-business, in 2016 Young released Earth, then wrote Peace trial and appeared in December 2016.