Birthday Tribute: Neil Young turns 77

Birthday Tribute: Neil Young turns 77

Neil Young has been named one of the greatest musical artists ever by Rolling Stone. Celebrate his birthday by listening to EC Gold as we play a special tribute for the star this Saturday.

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Rock n roll star, Neil Young, is celebrating his 77th birthday on Saturday, 12 November!

Neil was born in 1945.

He hails from Winnipeg in Manitoba and was raised by a single mother after his parents divorced.

The rock n roll star kicked off his music career when he was a teenager, featuring in several bands. He also sang in Toronto coffeehouses as a teen.

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After polishing his singing gift, in 1966, Neil spread his wings and became a part of the successful band called, Buffalo Springfield.

The band became famous after releasing their hit single, ‘For What It’s Worth’, in 1967.

Although the group broke up in 1968, Buffalo Springfield was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

Members from the group ventured into solo careers.

Neil released his debut self-titled album in 1968.

It was his second solo album, ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’, which saw him rise to stardom.

To date, Neil has released countless albums and won several awards, including Grammys.

In 1995, he was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame under the Performer category. 

Celebrate his birthday with us by listening here as we will be playing some of his biggest hits released over the years. 

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