Neil Young

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Neil Percival Young (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian-American singer, musician and songwriter. After embarking on a music career in Winnipeg in the 1960s, Young moved to Los Angeles, joining Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others. Since the beginning of his solo career with his backing band Crazy Horse, Young has released many critically acclaimed and important albums, such as Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After the Gold Rush, Harvest and Rust Never Sleeps. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Neil Young has received more than 13,905,188 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Neil Young is the 117th most popular musician (down from 105th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Canada (down from 25th 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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  • 5.27

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Among musicians, Neil Young ranks 117 out of 2,675Before him are Ritchie Valens, David Oistrakh, Karl Thomas Mozart, Cliff Richard, Ravi Shankar, and Bill Evans. After him are James Last, Till Lindemann, Fritz Kreisler, Tony Iommi, Don Shirley, and Compay Segundo.

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Among people born in 1945, Neil Young ranks 33Before him are Goldie Hawn, Mia Farrow, Priscilla Presley, Dean Koontz, Moshe Katsav, and Mircea Lucescu. After him are Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Dési Bouterse, Ram Nath Kovind, Phil Jackson, Itzhak Perlman, and Slobodan Praljak.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Neil Young ranks 26 out of 1,130Before him are Celine Dion (1968), David Cronenberg (1943), Frederick Banting (1891), Gilles Villeneuve (1950), William Shatner (1931), and Maud Lewis (1903). After him are Paul Anka (1941), John Kenneth Galbraith (1908), Willard Boyle (1924), Henry Mintzberg (1939), Pierre Trudeau (1919), and William Giauque (1895).

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 Oscar Peterson (1925), Joni Mitchell (1943), Avril Lavigne (1984), Gil Evans (1912), Loreena McKennitt (1957), David Foster (1949), Neil Peart (1952), Maynard Ferguson (1928), and Diana Krall (1964).

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