Neil Young Biography (1945-)

Born November 12, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (some sources say Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada); son of Scott (a sportswriter) and Edna (a television celebrity) Young; married Susan (marriage ended); married Pegi Morton, August 2, 1978; children: (second marriage) Ben, Amber; (with Carrie Snodgrass) Zeke.Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775.; Contact: Warner Bros. Reprise Records, 3300 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505-4694.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Musician, singer, composer, songwriter, actor, producer, director, editor, set designer
Birth Details
November 12, 1945
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, Celebration at Big Sur, 1971
  • Himself, Journey through the Past (documentary), New Line Cinema,1974
  • Himself, The Last Waltz (documentary), United Artists, 1978
  • Himself, Rust Never Sleeps (documentary), International Harmony, 1979
  • Lionel Switch, Human Highway, Shakey, 1982
  • Tears Are Not Enough, 1985
  • Truck driver, Made in Heaven, Lorimar, 1987
  • Westy, '68, New World, 1988
  • Rick, Love at Large, Orion, 1990
  • Himself, Two Rooms, 1991
  • Himself, Year of the Horse (also known as Year of the Horse: Neil Young and Crazy Horse Live), October Films, 1997
  • Neil Young: Silver and Gold, 2000
  • Himself, Mayor of Sunset Strip, 2001
  • Film Work
  • (As Bernard Shakey) Director, Journey through the Past (documentary), New Line Cinema, 1974
  • (As Bernard Shakey) Director, editor, and set designer, Rust Never Sleeps (documentary), International Harmony, 1979
  • (As Bernard Shakey) Director and music performer, Human Highway, Shakey, 1982
  • Producer, Philadelphia, 1993
  • Musician, Dead Man, 1995
  • (As Bernard Shakey) Executive producer, guitarist, and vocalist, The Year of the Horse, October Films, 1997
  • Co-executive producer, Wing Commander, 1999
  • (As Bernard Shakey) Executive producer, Neil Young: Silver and Gold, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Himself, with Crosby, Still, Nash, and Young, Live Aid, 1985
  • The Best of Farm Aid: An American Event, 1986
  • Rolling Stone Magazine's 20 Years of Rock 'n' Roll (also known asRolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll and RollingStone: The First Twenty Years), 1987
  • Host, Farm Aid IV, 1990
  • (In archive footage) Crosby, Stills, and Nash: Long Time Comin', 1991
  • "Neil Young in Concert: An Austin City Limits Special," Austin City Limits, PBS, 1992
  • Farm Aid V, 1992
  • Columbia Records Celebrates the Music of Bob Dylan, 1992
  • The Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration, 1993
  • Willie Nelson the Big Six-0: An All-Star Birthday Celebration, 1993
  • Farm Aid VI, 1993
  • Sounds of Summer Preview '95, ABC, 1995
  • Farm Aid: 10th Anniversary Special, TNN, 1995
  • Farm Aid 96 (also known as Farm Aid XI), TNN, 1996
  • Dolly Parton: Treasures, CBS, 1996
  • Farm Aid: Hope from the Heartland, TNN, 1997
  • Farm Aid 97, TNN, 1997
  • Himself, America: A Tribute to Heroes, 2001
  • Episodic
  • ABC in Concert, ABC, 1991
  • Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1992
  • Center Stage, 1993
  • Also appeared in Unplugged (also known as MTV Unplugged, MTV).
  • Awards Presentations
  • MTV's 1989 Video Music Awards, MTV, 1989
  • The 1993 MTV Music Video Awards, MTV, 1993
  • The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • The 36th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1994
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums; with Buffalo Springfield
  • (And remasterer) Buffalo Springfield, Atco, 1967
  • (And producer) Buffalo Springfield Again, Atco, 1967
  • Last Time Around, Atco, 1968
  • (And producer) Best of Buffalo Springfield ... Retrospective, Atco, 1969
  • Expecting to Fly, Atlantic, 1970
  • Producer, Buffalo Springfield [Collection], Atco, 1973
  • Star Collection, WEA, 1997
  • Albums; with Crosby, Stills, and Nash
  • (And producer) Deja Vu, Atlantic, 1970
  • (And producer) Four-Way Street, Atlantic, 1971
  • (And producer) So Far, Atlantic, 1974
  • (And producer) Replay, Atlantic, 1980
  • American Dream, Atlantic, 1988
  • (And producer) Crosby, Stills, and Nash Box Set, Atlantic, 1991
  • Albums; with Crazy Horse
  • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Reprise, 1969
  • Cinnamon Girl, 1970
  • Tonight's the Night, Reprise, 1975
  • Zuma, Reprise, 1975
  • (And associate producer) Crazy Moon, 1978
  • Live Rust, Reprise, 1979
  • Rust Never Sleeps, Reprise, 1979
  • Re-ac-tor, Reprise, 1981
  • Life, Geffen, 1987
  • Ragged Glory, Reprise, 1990
  • Arc-Weld, Reprise, 1991
  • Ragged Glory + Music Special, Reprise, 1991
  • Arc, Reprise, 1991
  • Weld, Reprise, 1991
  • Sleeps with Angels, Reprise, 1994
  • Broken Arrow, Reprise, 1996
  • Crazy Moon and Bonus Tracks, Raven, 1997
  • Solo Albums
  • Neil Young, Reprise, 1969
  • After the Gold Rush, Reprise, 1970
  • Journey through the Past (motion picture soundtrack), Reprise, 1972
  • After the Gold Rush/Harvest, Warner Bros., 1973
  • On the Beach, Reprise, 1974
  • Harvest/After the Goldrush, Reprise, 1976
  • Decade, Reprise, 1977
  • American Stars 'n' Bars, Reprise, 1977
  • Give to the Wind, Reprise, 1978
  • Comes a Time, Reprise, 1978
  • Hawks and Doves, Reprise, 1980
  • Where the Buffalo Roam, Backstreet/MCA, 1980
  • Trans, Geffen, 1983
  • Old Ways, Geffen, 1985
  • Landing on Water, Geffen, 1986
  • The Best of Neil Young, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Freedom, Reprise, 1989
  • Harvest Moon, Reprise, 1992
  • Lucky Thirteen, Geffen, 1993
  • Unplugged, Reprise, 1993
  • Gold Anniversary Edition, Warner Music, 1995
  • Dead Man (original soundtrack recording), Vapor, 1996
  • Year of the Horse (original soundtrack recording), Warner Bros., 1997
  • Silver & Gold, Reprise, 2000
  • Other albums include I'm Goin', Reprise.
  • Albums; Other
  • (With Stray Gators) Harvest, Reprise, 1972
  • (With Stray Gators) Time Fades Away, Reprise, 1973
  • (With the Shocking Pinks) Everybody's Rockin', Geffen, 1983
  • (With the Bluenotes) This Note's for You, Reprise, 1988
  • (With the Restless) Eldorado, Reprise, 1989
  • (With Emmylou Harris) Duets, 1990
  • (With Pearl Jam) Mirror Ball, Reprise, 1995
  • Singles include (with USA for Africa) "We Are the World," 1985; "Big Time," Reprise, 1996. Also recorded other singles, including "Heart of Gold" and"Cinnamon Girl."
  • Albums; Contributing Performer
  • Monkees, Head, 1968
  • Monkees, Instant Reply, 1969
  • Strawberry Statement, Strawberry Statement, 1970
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie, She Used to Wanna Be a Ballerina, 1971
  • Joni Mitchell, Hejira, 1976
  • Stephen Stills, Long May You Run, 1976
  • Stephen Stills, Best of Stephen Stills, 1977
  • The Band, The Last Waltz, 1978
  • Emmylou Harris, Christmas Album (Light in the Stable), 1979
  • Stealin' Horses, Stealin' Horses, 1985
  • Willie Nelson, Half Nelson, 1985
  • Warren Zevon, Transverse City, 1989
  • Emmylou Harris, Duets, 1990
  • Monkees, Listen to the Band, 1991
  • Robbie Robertson, Storyville, 1991
  • Blue Oyster Cult, Bad Channels, 1992
  • Nils Lofgren, Crooked Line, 1992
  • Rusty Kershaw, Now and Then, 1992
  • Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert, 1993
  • Randy Bachman, Any Road, 1993
  • Christmas Album by Ben Keith and Friends, 1994
  • Rob Wasserman, Trios, 1994
  • Unplugged Collection, Vol. 1, 1994
  • Warren Zevon, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology), 1996
  • Way in a Manger: Country Christmas, 1997
  • Bridge School Concerts, Vol. 1, 1997
  • First Family of New Rock, 1997
  • Also appeared on other albums.
  • Album Producer
  • David Rea, Brass Ring, 1971
  • Stephen Stills, Long May You Run, 1976
  • David Rea, Feelin' Good, 1985
  • Beat Farmers, Loud and Plowed and ... LIVE!!, 1990
  • Atlantic Rock and Roll, 1991
  • Christmas Album by Ben Keith and Friends, 1994
  • Jerry Maguire (soundtrack), 1996
  • Album Work; Other
  • Remasterer for Strawberry Statement, Strawberry Statement, 1970
  • Engineer for David Rea, Brass Ring, 1971
  • Mixer for Stephen Stills, Long May You Run, 1976
  • Engineer for David Rea, Feelin' Good, 1985
  • Executive producer for Bridge School Concerts, Vol. 1, 1997
  • Videos
  • Neil Young in Berlin, Vidamerica-Ima, 1983
  • Freedom, Warner Reprise, 1990
  • Ragged Glory, 1991
  • Weld, Warner Reprise, 1991
  • Unplugged, Warner Reprise, 1993
  • Complex Sessions, Warner Reprise, 1995
  • Other videos include Crazy Horse, Warner Bros., and Solo, Pioneer.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Journey through the Past (documentary), New Line Cinema, 1974
  • Human Highway, Shakey, 1982
  • Film Scores
  • American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince (documentary; also knownas American Boy), Cinegate, 1978
  • Where the Buffalo Roam, Universal, 1980
  • Human Highway, Shakey, 1982
  • Dead Man, Miramax, 1995
  • Die Bewerburg (also known as Interview), 1997
  • Film Songs
  • Changes, 1969
  • "Helpless," "The Loner," and "Down by the River," The Strawberry Statement, 1970
  • "Hell, Mr. Soul," Shampoo, Columbia, 1975
  • "Expecting to Fly," Coming Home, United Artists, 1977
  • "Time Fades Away," American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince (documentary; also known as American Boy), Cinegate, 1978
  • "Helpless," The Last Waltz (documentary), United Artists, 1978
  • "Helpless," Hardcore, Columbia, 1979
  • Rust Never Sleeps (documentary), International Harmony, 1979
  • "My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)," Out of the Blue (also known asNo Looking Back, Garconne, and Plus Riena Perdre), Discovery, 1980
  • "Expecting to Fly," Purple Haze, Triumph, 1982
  • "I Am a Child," "Mr. Soul," and "We've Never Danced," Made in Heaven, Lorimar, 1987
  • "Cinnamon Girl," Hearts of Fire, Lorimar, 1987
  • Freedom, 1989
  • Weld, 1990
  • "Philadelphia," Philadelphia (also known as People Like Us), 1993
  • "After the Gold Rush," Jimmy Hollywood, 1994
  • The Complex Sessions, 1994
  • (Uncredited) "World on a String," Jerry Maguire, Columbia/TriStar,1996
  • The Year of the Horse (also known as Year of the Horse: Neil Young and Crazy Horse Live), October Films, 1997
  • "Expecting to Fly," Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1998
  • "Don't Let It Bring You Down," American Beauty, 1999
  • "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," Big Daddy, 1999
  • Karaoke Verite, 1999
  • Wonder Boys (also known as Die Wonder Boys), Paramount, 2000
  • "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" and "Cortez the Killer," Almost Famous (also known as Untitled: Almost Famous the Bootleg Cut), DreamWorks Distribution LLC, 2000
  • Shallow Hal, 2001
  • Television Songs
  • Miniseries
  • "Are You Ready for the Country," The Executioner's Song, NBC, 1982
  • Awards Presentations
  • "Philadelphia," The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC,1994
  • Episodic
  • Composed for Unplugged (also known as MTV Unplugged), MTV.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Dufrechou, Carole, Neil Young, Quick Fox, 1978
    • Einarson, John, Neil Young: Don't Be Denied, the Canadian Years, Quarry, 1993
    • George-Warren, Holly, Neil Young: The Rolling Stone Files, Hyperion, 1995
    Periodicals
    • Insight on the News, September 29, 1997, p. 37
    • New York Times, November 25, 1992

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