He has since then, throughout the course of the last 53 years, issued more than 40 studio albums, 12 live albums, and a number of compilation albums as a solo performer as well as with "Crazy Horse" and different band lineups.
For $350,000 cash, Neil Young acquired the 1,000-acre Broken Arrow Ranch in La Honda, California, in 1970. He then added hundreds of acres to the land to make it larger. Neil put his longstanding Hawaii residence up for sale in November 2015 for $24.5 million. He finally sold the house for $20 million in 2018.
In 2016, Neil paid his girlfriend Darryl Hannah $3.6 million for a house in Malibu, California. For $1.32 million, Darryl paid for the 17.6-acre property in 2001. She had once made an effort to sell it for up to $5 million. The Woolsey fire in November 2018 completely damaged the home.
Neil purchased a 1948 Buick Roadmaster hearse that he christened Mortimer Hearseburg, or just Mort, in order to go to shows.
In 1965, The Squires met the American folk-rock band The Company, which included Stephen Stills on guitar, at a bar in Fort William, Ontario.
Neil penned the song "Sugar Mountain" on his 19th birthday, shortly after quitting his band the Squires, although it wasn't officially published until 1977.
Joni Mitchell fell in love with "Sugar Mountain" and was later inspired by it to compose "The Circle Game."
Neil is Canadian, but his mother, Edna Blow Ragland "Rassy" Young, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which allowed her to trace her ancestry down to those who had a direct hand in the American Revolution.
While they were residing in Winnipeg, Rassy, his mother, had an appearance on the game program Twenty Questions. Neil never participated in a game show, but his dad did.
Despite spending most of his time in America, Neil has never relinquished his Canadian citizenship.
Neil was sued by his own record company, Geffen Records, in the 1980s on the grounds that he had broken his contract by producing albums that were "unrepresentative" of his earlier work. In other words, Neil was accused of being false in the lawsuit.
Due in large part to his innovative use of feedback and distortion, as well as his enduring fondness for flannel shirts, Neil is considered as the "Godfather of Grunge."
In 1991, he released an album that was mostly made up of feedback noise from several live performances. Arc was created as a result of a proposal made by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and was first made available with the live CD Weld.
Following Neil Young's request to have his music removed off Spotify on January 24 in response to what he claimed to be misinformation and faulty science on the streamer's well-known Joe Rogan Experience podcast, an increasing number of musicians have joined the legendary rocker in doing the same.
Both as a solo performer and as a member of Buffalo Springfield, he has twice been honored with induction into the rock and roll hall of fame.
His voice is unique, and both his acoustic and electric guitar playing skills are great, but his electric compositions with their heavy use of discordant feedback are particularly alluring.
Over the next several years, Neil Young became a well-known and prosperous figure as a result of his recent mainstream success, and he recorded a number of commercially successful albums. "Old Man" was one of his most recognizable songs at this time.