Neil Young was born in Toronto in 1945, and later went to live with his mother in
Winnipeg after his parents split up. He moved to California in 1966 where he co-founded
Buffalo Springfield before joining the hugely successful Crosby, Stills & Nash, and then
embarking on a stellar solo career. He has been inducted not once but twice into The Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame, which describes him as 'one of rock 'n' roll's greatest songwriters
Young is an outspoken advocate of environmental issues and the welfare of small farmers -
he co-founded Farm Aid in 1986. He is also active in educatonal projects for disabled
children, and co-founded The Bridge School which assists children with physical impairments
and communication needs.
Widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of his generation, Neil Young
continues to live on his ranch in northern California and in Hawaii.