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Neil Young is one of the most respected and prolific rock/folk guitarists of the late 20th century. Raised in Canada, he first became well-known as a guitarist and occasional vocalist for the band Buffalo Springfield. After the band's breakup, Young became a solo performer. However, he also has spent more than 30 years performing with the ... See full bio »
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 2016 Happy Hollowdays (writer: "Needle and the Damage Done") (filming)
 2015 Ricki and the Flash (writer: "For the Turnstiles")
  Ochéntame... otra vez (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (producer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- SIDA: La epidemia del siglo (2015) ... (performer: "Philadelphia") / (producer: "Philadelphia") / (writer: "Philadelphia")
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (writer - 2 episodes, 2015)
- Ellen DeGeneres/Neil Young (2015) ... (performer: "Old Man" (uncredited), "Who's Gonna Stand Up?") / (writer: "Old Man" (uncredited), "Who's Gonna Stand Up?")
- Bradley Cooper/Harry Connick Jr./Big K.R.I.T. ft. Raphael Saadiq (2015) ... (writer: "Down by the River")
- Louis CK/Neil Young and Jack White (2014) ... (performer: "Crazy")
 2014 Inherent Vice (performer: "Harvest", "Journey thru the Past") / (writer: "Harvest", "Journey thru the Past")
 2014 Daily Ukulele (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Harvest Moon - Neil Young (2014) ... (writer: "Harvest Moon")
 2014 The Expendables 3 (writer: "Old Man")
  The Voice Israel (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2014) (music - 1 episode, 2014)
- Episode #3.1 (2014) ... (lyrics: "Heart of Gold") / (music: "Heart of Gold")
 2013-2014 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Bobby Braddock (2014) ... (writer: "Get Back to the Country" - uncredited)
- Old Crow Medicine Show (2013) ... (writer: "Get Back to the Country" - uncredited)
  Rage (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (writer - 4 episodes, 2012 - 2014)
- Ian Astbury Guest Programs Rage (2014) ... (performer: "Touch the Night") / (writer: "Touch the Night")
- Grinspoon Guest Program Rage II (2012) ... (performer: "The Needle and the Damage Done" (live)) / (writer: "The Needle and the Damage Done" (live))
- Lanie Lane Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (performer: "The Needle and the Damage Done" (live)) / (writer: "The Needle and the Damage Done" (live))
- Tame Impala Guest Program Rage (2012) ... (performer: "Computer Age", "Cinnamon Girl") / (writer: "Computer Age", "Cinnamon Girl")
 2013 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show Final, Part 2 (2013) ... (writer: "Old Man")
 2013 Sound City (Documentary) (performer: "Southern Man", "When You Dance I Can Really Love", "Birds") / (writer: "Southern Man", "When You Dance I Can Really Love", "Birds")
 2013 Twenty Feet from Stardom (Documentary) (writer: "Southern Man")
 2012 Bank Roll (producer: "Teach Your Children")
 2012 Covert Affairs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wishful Beginnings (2012) ... (writer: "Into The Black" - uncredited)
 2012 Revenge (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Destiny (2012) ... (writer: "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)")
 2012 Burning Man: Metropolis (Documentary) (writer: "Expecting To Fly")
 2012 Post Tenebras Lux (writer: "It's a Dream")
  No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Cançons de viatge (2012) ... (performer: "Cortez the Killer") / (writer: "Cortez the Killer")
 2012 Californication (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Way of the Fist (2012) ... (writer: "Old Man")
 2012 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- It's a Small World Holiday: Part Two (2012) ... (performer: "Rockin' In The Free World")
 2011 We Bought a Zoo (performer: "Cinnamon Girl") / (writer: "Cinnamon Girl")
 2011 Acoustic at the BBC (TV Movie) (performer: "Heart of Gold" (1971)) / (writer: "Heart of Gold" (1971))
 2011 When Rock Goes Acoustic (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Old Man" (1972), "Hey Hey, My My" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Old Man" (1972), "Hey Hey, My My" (uncredited))
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Kahvipakettihumppa (Rocking In The Free World")", "Rocking In The Free World")
 2011 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's Gettin' Hard Out There for a Pope (2011) ... (writer: "Old Man")
 2010 The Hooker with a Heart of Gold (performer: "Heart of Gold") / (writer: "Heart of Gold")
 2010 Due Date (performer: "Old Man (Live At Massey Hall)") / (writer: "Old Man (Live At Massey Hall)")
 2010 Eat Pray Love (performer: "Heart of Gold", "Harvest Moon") / (writer: "Heart of Gold", "Harvest Moon")
 2010 Multiple Sarcasms (writer: "Birds")
 2010 Mulatschag (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.138 (2010) ... (performer: "Johnny Magic")
 2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (TV Movie) (performer: "Alone And Forsaken")
  The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #1.145 (2010) ... (performer: "Long May You Run" - uncredited) / (writer: "Long May You Run" - uncredited)
 2010 Leap Year (writer: "ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART")
 2009 Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Rockin' in the Free World") / (writer: "Rockin' in the Free World")
 2009 This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)") / (writer: "My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)")
 2008 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Redomption (2008) ... (performer: "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" - uncredited)
 2008 Rachel Getting Married (writer: "Unknown Legend")
 2008 Physical Graffiti: A Classic Album Under Review (Video documentary) (writer: "Down by the River")
  Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2008) (performer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Ki Tisa (2008) ... (performer: "Cortez the Killer") / (writer: "Cortez the Killer")
- Mishpatim (2008) ... (writer: "Avudim")
 2008 CSNY/Déjà Vu (Documentary) (arranger: "America The Beautiful") / (performer: "A Traitor's Death", "Families", "Let's Impeach The President", "Living With War", "Living With War Theme", "Living With War Network Theme", "Restless Consumer", "Roger and Out", "Shock and Awe") / (writer: "After The Garden", "Alabama", "Families", "Let's Impeach The President", "Living With War", "Living With War Theme", "Living With War Network Theme", "Looking For A Leader", "Ohio", "Restless Consumer", "Rockin' In The Free World", "Roger and Out", "Shock and Awe")
 2008 Fields of Fuel (Documentary) (performer: "Heart of Gold" (1971)) / (writer: "Heart of Gold" (1971))
 2007 Midnight Heat (writer: "Lotta Love")
 2007 Música des del cor (TV Movie) (performer: "Heart of Gold") / (writer: "Heart of Gold")
 2007 My Blueberry Nights (writer: "Harvest Moon")
 2007 Autism: The Musical (Documentary) (performer: "Wounded World") / (writer: "Families")
 2007 RocKwiz (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Serena Ryder and Lior (2007) ... (writer: "Heart of Gold")
 2007 Vier Tote in Ohio (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Ohio")
 2007 Austrofred Academy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ja, Panik (2007) ... (writer: "Like a Hurricane")
 2006 Away from Her (performer: "Harvest Moon") / (writer: "Harvest Moon", "Helpless")
 2006 Scrubs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- My Five Stages (2006) ... (performer: "Long Road" - uncredited)
 2006 Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Documentary) (writer: "The Painter", "No Wonder", "Falling Off The Face Of The Earth", "Far From Home", "It's A Dream", "Prairie Wind", "Here For You", "This Old Guitar", "When God Made Me", "I Am A Child", "Harvest Moon", "Heart Of Gold", "Old Man", "Needle And The Damage Done", "Old King", "Comes A Time", "One Of These Days", "The Old Laughing Lady")
 1989-2005 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Jack Black/Neil Young (2005) ... (performer: "It's A Dream", "He Was the King")
- John Goodman/Neil Young (2000) ... (performer: "Razor Love", "Silver & Gold" - uncredited)
- Bruce Willis/Neil Young (1989) ... (performer: "Rockin' in the Free World" (uncredited), "Needle & The Damage Done")
 2005 Lords of Dogtown (performer: "Old Man") / (writer: "Old Man")
 2004 Dolly Parton: Live & Well (Video) (writer: "After The Gold Rush")
 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 (Documentary) (performer: "Rockin' in the Free World" (1989)) / (writer: "Rockin' in the Free World" (1989))
 2003 Idool 2003 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 8 - Keuze van de jury (2003) ... (writer: "Rockin' in the Free World")
  Skeppsholmen (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Episode #2.3 (2003) ... (performer: "Alabama") / (writer: "Alabama")
 2002 Lovers & Leavers (performer: "Like a Hurricane") / (writer: "Like a Hurricane")
 2002 Skins (performer: "GOIN' HOME") / (writer: "GOIN' HOME")
 2001 Acústico MTV: Legião Urbana (TV Movie) (writer: "On the Way Home")
 2001 Shallow Hal (performer: "After The Gold Rush") / (writer: "After The Gold Rush")
 2001 Helicopter (Short) (performer: "Forever Young")
 2001 Dogtown and Z-Boys (Documentary) (performer: "Old Man") / (writer: "Old Man")
 2000 Oasis: Familiar to Millions (Video) (writer: "Hey Hey, My My")
 2000 Karaoke King (Short) (performer: "Heart of Gold") / (writer: "Heart of Gold")
 2000 Almost Famous (performer: "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere", "Cortez the Killer") / (writer: "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere", "Cortez the Killer")
 2000 Space Cowboys (writer: "OLD MAN")
 2000 Oasis: In Concert (TV Movie) (writer: "Hey Hey, My My")
 2000 Net All Nighter (TV Movie) (writer: "Hey Hey, My My" - uncredited)
 2000 Wonder Boys (performer: "Old Man") / (writer: "Old Man")
 1999 American Beauty (writer: "Don't Let It Bring You Down")
 1999 Jesus' Son (performer: "Cowgirl in the Sand") / (writer: "Cowgirl in the Sand")
 1999 Beau Travail (performer: "Safeway Cart")
 1993-1999 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Squirm (1999) ... (writer: "Southern Man" - uncredited)
- Eegah (1993) ... (writer: "Sugar Mountain" (as "Shadow Mountain") - uncredited)
 1999 Big Daddy (writer: "Only Love Can Break Your Heart")
 1999 Live with Kelly and Michael (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 March 1999 (1999) ... (writer: "After the Goldrush")
 1999 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 March 1999 (1999) ... (writer: "After the Goldrush")
 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (writer: "Expecting To Fly")
 1997 El tiempo de la felicidad (performer: "Four Strong Winds") / (writer: "Four Strong Winds")
 1997 Year of the Horse (Documentary) (performer: "Fuckin' Up", "Slip Away", "Barstool Blues", "Stupid Girl", "Big Time", "Tonight's the Night", "Sedan Delivery", "My Girl", "Like a Hurricane", "Music Arcade") / (writer: "Fuckin' Up", "Slip Away", "Barstool Blues", "Stupid Girl", "Big Time", "Tonight's the Night", "Sedan Delivery", "Like a Hurricane", "Music Arcade")
 1996 Jerry Maguire (performer: "World on a String") / (writer: "World on a String")
 1996 The Pallbearer (performer: "Harvest Moon") / (writer: "Harvest Moon")
 1996 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.9 (1996) ... (writer: "Heart of Gold")
 1996 I Shot Andy Warhol (writer: "Burned")
 1995 The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 6 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Down by the River")
 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Movie) (performer: "When the Levee Breaks", "For What Its Worth")
 1994 The 66th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Philadelphia") / (writer: "Philadelphia")
 1993 Philadelphia (performer: "Philadelphia") / (producer: "Philadelphia") / (writer: "Philadelphia")
 1992 Tin Machine: Live at the Docks (Video) (writer: "I've Been Waiting for You")
 1990 A Short Film About Chilling.... (TV Short documentary) (writer: "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" - uncredited)
  Rockopop (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1990)
- Episode dated 10 February 1990 (1990) ... (performer: "Rockin' In The Free World") / (writer: "Rockin' In The Free World")
  The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1989) (writer - 1 episode, 1989)
- The Family Car (1989) ... (performer: "Long May You Run" - uncredited) / (writer: "Long May You Run" - uncredited)
 1987 Made in Heaven (lyrics: "We've Never Danced", "We've Never Danced" (uncredited)) / (music: "We've Never Danced", "We've Never Danced" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Mr. Soul", "I Am A Child")
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Storyteller/Nightsong (1986) ... (writer: "Nightsong" - uncredited)
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Sugar Mountain", "The Needle And The Damage Done", "Helpless", "Nothing Is Perfect", "Powderfinger") / (writer: "Only Love Can Break Your Heart", "Sugar Mountain", "The Needle And The Damage Done", "Helpless", "Nothing Is Perfect", "Powderfinger")
 1985 The Slugger's Wife (writer: "HEY HEY MY MY")
 1984 Iceman ("Heart of Gold", uncredited)
 1983 Neil Young in Berlin (Video documentary) (performer: "Cinnamon Girl", "Computer Age", "Little Thing Called Love", "Old Man", "The Needle and the Damage Done", "After the Gold Rush", "Transformer Man", "Sample and Hold", "Like a Hurricane", "Hey, Hey, My My (Into the Black)", "After Berlin") / (writer: "Cinnamon Girl", "Computer Age", "Little Thing Called Love", "Old Man", "The Needle and the Damage Done", "After the Gold Rush", "Transformer Man", "Sample and Hold", "Like a Hurricane", "Hey, Hey, My My (Into the Black)", "After Berlin")
 1983 Väärän kuninkaan päivä (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... (writer: "Heart of Gold")
 1982 Purple Haze (writer: "Expecting to Fly")
 1981 Silence of the North (writer: "Comes A Time")
 1980 Out of the Blue (performer: "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)", "Thrasher") / (writer: "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)", "Thrasher")
 1980 Where the Buffalo Roam (performer: "Buffalo Stomp", "Ode To Wild Bill", "Home Home On The Range") / (writer: "Buffalo Stomp", "Ode To Wild Bill")
  WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1979) (performer - 1 episode, 1979)
- Bailey's Big Break (1979) ... (performer: "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)") / (writer: "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)")
- The Contest Nobody Could Win (1979) ... (writer: "Lotta Love")
 1979 Hardcore (writer: "Helpless")
 1979 You Can't Do That on Television (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Malls: Hangouts ... (writer: "Heart of Gold" - uncredited)
 1978 American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (Documentary) (performer: "Time Fades Away") / (writer: "Time Fades Away")
 1978 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 18 May 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Only Love Can Break Your Heart")
 1978 The Last Waltz (Documentary) (performer: "Helpless") / (writer: "Helpless")
 1978 FM (performer: "Southern Man") / (writer: "Southern Man")
 1978 Coming Home (writer: "Expecting to Fly" (1967))
 1976 The Bette Midler Show (TV Special) (writer: "Birds" - uncredited)
 1975 A Fantasy Fulfilled (performer: "Sugar Mountain" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sugar Mountain" - uncredited)
 1975 Shampoo (writer: "Mr. Soul" (1967) - uncredited)
 1974 Journey Through the Past (Documentary) (performer: "Are You Ready For The Country", "Alabama", "Words", "Soldier", "Speakin' Out") / (writer: "Mr. Soul", "Ohio", "Southern Man", "Are You Ready For The Country", "Alabama", "Words", "Soldier", "Speakin' Out")
 1972 Memoirs of a Madam (writer: "Down by the River" - uncredited)
 1971 Family Life (writer: "Down by the River" - uncredited)
 1971 Celebration at Big Sur (Documentary) (writer: "Sea of Madness", "Medley: Down by the River")
  The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1971) (writer - 1 episode, 1971)
- Episode #2.20 (1971) ... (performer: "The Needle and the Damage Done", "A Journey Through the Past") / (writer: "The Needle and the Damage Done")
 1970 The Strawberry Statement (performer: "The Loner", "Down by The River") / (writer: "Helpless", "The Loner", "Down by The River")
 1969 Music Scene (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1969) ... (writer: "Down By the River")
 1969 Changes (writer: "Expecting to Fly")
 1967 Go!!! (TV Movie) (writer: "Mr. Soul")
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[when asked if punk rock influenced his 1979 album "Rust Never Sleeps] No, I wasn't really influenced by that scene. Most of the songs on that album had been written well before The Sex Pistols were ever heard of. "The Thrasher" was pretty much me writing about my experiences with Crosby Stills & Nash in the mid-'70s. Do you know Lynyrd Skynyrd almost ended up recording "Powderfinger" before my ... See more »


In Spin magazine's list of the top 100 Alternative Albums in 1995, "Tonight's the Night" (1975) came in at #14, and "Rust Never Sleeps" (1979) came in at #61. See more »


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