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Neil (Percival) Young

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Singer, songwriter, and guitarist, born in Toronto, Ontario, SE Canada. He was a founding member of the folk-rock band Buffalo Springfield (1966–8) in Los Angeles, CA, worked with the groups Crazy Horse and Crosby, Stills and Nash (1969–74), and then pursued a solo career. Much influenced by Bob Dylan, he has released over 30 albums, including the number one hit Harvest (1972), Reactor (1981), and Freedom (1989). His ballad ‘Philadelphia’ from the soundtrack of the film was Oscar-nominated in 1994, and he also wrote the music for the 1996 film Dead Man. Among later albums are Broken Arrow (1996) and Prairie Wind (2005).

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