Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Neil Young
Song:Heart Of Gold
Neil Young has been one of the more durable singer songwriters over the years. He was born Nov. 12, 1945 in Toronto. He's the son of Toronto Telegram sportswriter Scott Young, famous in Canada for his hockey novels. Neil moved with his mom to Winnipeg at age 12 after his parents divorced. He moved back to Toronto in the mid-60s and started playing folk clubs. He was a member of the Mynah Birds with Rick James & Bruce Palmer. Young & Palmer thought they would do better in Los Angeles. So they went and met up with Stephen Stills and formed Buffalo Springfield. The group was successful but couldn't get along and Young left to go solo in May 1968. He formed Crazy Horse with guitarist Danny Whitten. Young released his first solo album in 1969 and had immediate success. Joining Crosby, Stills & Nash only enhanced that success. The classic Heart Of Gold is from the 1972 album Harvest. Young has continued to have great success in various musical styles over the years. The 2CD comp Decade was released in 1977 and covers Young's music up until 1976. Reprise is finally planning to release a comprehensive Neil Young box set. It will have 8CDs & 3DVDs and is called Archive. That is something to look forward to for all Neil Young fans. Here's Neil Young performing Heart Of Gold in 1971.