Canadian born Young cut his teeth in early bands playing with the likes of Rick James before slowly developing relationships with key players like Joni Mitchell and Stephen Stills with whom he established his first successful outfit the Buffalo Springfield, pioneers of the Californian folk rock scene. He released his first solo album in 1968.
The next 50-odd years have been spent travelling a course between acoustic folk and full on guitar explosions. Commercial peaks were hit with the 1970 album After The Gold Rush, one of the definitive singer songwriter albums, the 1972 Harvest album featuring a conventional hit single Heart Of Gold and perhaps the critics’ favourite Tonight’s The Night in 1975, as well as reappearing and capturing the moment again in the grunge inspired early 90’s with his Harvest Moon album. Along the way he also delivered so much confrontational material, so often at odds with his audience expectations.