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  • Neil Percival Young, OC OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter
How old is Neil Young in 2021? / Age: 75 years

 Neil Young facts

  • 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 together with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969
  • He released his first album in 1968 and has since forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, spanning over 45 years and 35 studio albums, with a continuous and uncompromising exploration of musical styles
  • Young's music is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and characteristic alto or high tenor singing voice
  • He also accompanies himself on several different instruments, including piano and harmonica
  • While Young has experimented with differing music styles throughout a varied career, including electronic music, most of his best known work is either acoustic folk-rock and country rock or electric, amplified hard rock (most often in collaboration with the band Crazy Horse)
  • Musical styles such as alternative rock and grunge also adopted elements from Young
  • His influence has caused some to dub him the "Godfather of Grunge"
  • Young has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008)
  • He has also contributed to the soundtracks of films including Philadelphia (1993) and Dead Man (1995)
  • Young has received a variety of accolades, including several Grammy and Juno awards

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