Neil Young’s big break came in the mid ‘60s, when the Canadian singer-songwriter co-founded Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles with Stephen Stills, whom he’d team up with again later in his career as part of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. But it wasn’t until Young released his first solo album at the end of the decade that his vision truly started to take shape. Within the next 10 years, he released some of the era’s best-loved classics, like ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere,’ ‘After the Gold Rush,’ ‘Harvest’ and ‘Rust Never Sleeps.’ He’s kept active throughout the ‘80s, ‘90s, ‘00s and ‘10s, releasing a steady stream of albums that showcases his restless creativity. Even at his most frustrating and bewildering – like the synth and rockabilly records he released in the ‘80s – Young remains one of rock’s all-time greats.
Neil Young Leaves Twitter Over Elon Musk's Controversial Comments
He joins a growing list of boycotters, including Apple and Disney.
How Neil Young's Final Album of the '70s Distilled Everything
Faced with becoming an elder statesman amid shiny disco and raw punk rock, he decided it was time for a new beginning.
How Neil Young Roared Back With 'Rockin' in the Free World'
This late-period triumph couldn't have been created in a more offhanded manner.
Neil Young Announces New Album, 'Before and After'
LP features 12 acoustic re-recordings of older songs plus one previously unreleased composition.
Neil Young Digs Deep Into Catalog at Roxy 50th Anniversary Show
He played 'Tonight's the Night' and 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere' in their entirety.
40 Years Ago: Neil Young Finally Pushes Geffen Too Far
His frustrated label ended up suing him for $3.3 million.
Neil Young Kicks Off First Tour in Four Years: Video, Set List
17-song set was largely dedicated to lesser-known songs.
Neil Young to Release Long-Lost 'Chrome Dreams' Album
Oft-bootlegged LP was originally intended for release in 1977.