Neil Young is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer from Canada.
Neil Young, one of the most prominent and controversial performers in the history of rock music, was born on November 12, 1945 in Toronto. Many believe that it was Neil Young, along with Bob Dylan, who laid the foundation for the development of almost any of the existing directions of rock.
Even before leaving school, Neil played the guitar with might and main, playing for a number of local bands and often appearing late evenings in numerous clubs in his city. At the very beginning of his career, the artist played mainly blues and rockabilly, and his largest band was the Californian formation "Buffalo Springfield". The members often quarreled, with the result that in 1968 Neil decided to record separately from them.
An accomplished musician himself, Young recruited a group of very talented instrumentalists from California called Crazy Horse, who supported the artist during his live performances throughout his career. The rocker's debut album, named after him and released in 1968, did not justify the hopes placed on him, but this only provoked the musician.