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Neil Young

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Neil Percival Young (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian and American singer and songwriter. After embarking on a music career in Winnipeg in the 1960s, Young moved to Los Angeles, joining the folk-rock group Buffalo Springfield. Since the beginning of his solo career, often with backing by the band Crazy Horse, he has released critically acclaimed albums such as Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969), After the Gold Rush (1970), Harvest (1972), On the Beach (1974), and Rust Never Sleeps (1979). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Neil Young has received more than 19,525,911 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Neil Young is the 120th most popular musician (down from 117th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Canada (down from 26th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Canadian Musician.

Neil Young is most famous for his work as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and social activist.

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  • 20M

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  • 64.41

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  • 60

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  • 3.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Neil Young ranks 120 out of 2,662Before him are Fritz Kreisler, Benny Goodman, John Bonham, Ronnie Wood, Jascha Heifetz, and Chick Corea. After him are John Dowland, Sid Vicious, Bill Wyman, Joe Hisaishi, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Alice Cooper.

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Among people born in 1945, Neil Young ranks 37Before him are Ram Nath Kovind, Priscilla Presley, Jacky Ickx, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, and Moshe Katsav. After him are Jean Nouvel, Jacqueline du Pré, Roger Glover, Slobodan Praljak, Itzhak Perlman, and John Lithgow.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Neil Young ranks 27 out of 1,350Before him are Eric Berne (1910), Saul Bellow (1915), William Shatner (1931), Gilles Villeneuve (1950), Dan Aykroyd (1952), and Willard Boyle (1924). After him are Robert Mundell (1932), Oswald Avery (1877), John Kenneth Galbraith (1908), Bryan Adams (1959), Pierre Trudeau (1919), and Howard Shore (1946).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Neil Young ranks 3Before him are Leonard Cohen (1934) and Glenn Gould (1932). After him are Joni Mitchell (1943), Oscar Peterson (1925), Avril Lavigne (1984), Loreena McKennitt (1957), David Foster (1949), Gil Evans (1912), Maynard Ferguson (1928), Neil Peart (1952), and Robbie Robertson (1943).

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