Monday, March 31, 2014

50 Reasons Why Neil Young Matters

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Bob Dylan, Neil Young & Eric Clapton,
Madison Square Garden, New York City - 1992


Not that we really needed any proof, but here are 50 reasons why Neil Young is the second most influential singer-songwriter of the 21st century still performing today.

Hopefully, you'll find it interesting. It's been a lot fun. Enjoy!


  • Bob Dylan and Neil Young
  • John Lennon and Neil Young
  • Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young
  • Pearl Jam and Neil Young
  • Joni Mitchell and Neil Young
  • Paul McCartney and Neil Young
  • Keith Richards and Neil Young
  • Jimmy Page and Neil Young
  • Jimi Hendrix and Neil Young
  • Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix drummer) and Neil Young
  • Pete Townshend and Neil Young
  • John Entwistle and Neil Young
  • U2's Bono and Neil Young
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young
  • Elvis Presley and Neil Young
  • Booker T. and the MG's and Neil Young
  • Kurt Cobain and Neil Young
  • Carlos Santana and Neil Young
  • The Allman Brothers Band and Neil Young
  • Dave Grohl and Neil Young
  • Emmylou Harris and Neil Young
  • Johnny Cash and Neil Young
  • Patti Smith and Neil Young
  • Clarence Clemons and Neil Young
  • Sonic Youth and Neil Young
  • Jackson Browne and Neil Young
  • Jerry Garcia and Neil Young (Search)
  • Grateful Dead and Neil Young
  • Bonnie Raitt and Neil Young
  • Elton John and Neil Young
  • Jerry Lee Lewis and Neil Young
  • Van Morrison and Neil Young
  • Tom Waits and Neil Young
  • Ben Harper and Neil Young
  • Levon Helm and Neil Young
  • Warren Zevon and Neil Young
  • David Bowie and Neil Young
  • Lucinda Williams and Neil Young
  • Miles Davis and Neil Young
  • Leon Russell and Neil Young
  • Donald "Duck" Dunn and Neil Young
  • Johnny Rotten and Neil Young
  • Sid Vicious and Neil Young
  • Phil Ochs and Neil Young
  • Leonard Cohen and Neil Young
  • Los Lobos and Neil Young
  • Nils Lofgren and Neil Young
  • Chrissie Hynde of Pretenders and Neil Young
  • David Byrne (of Talking Heads) and Neil Young
  • Lou Reed and Neil Young
  • Randy Newman and Neil Young
  • Roger Waters and Neil Young
  • Sheryl Crow and Neil Young
  • Uncle Tupelo and Neil Young
  • Wilco and Neil Young
  • Nels Cline (of Wilco) and Neil Young
  • Jay Bennett of Wilco and Neil Young
  • Jay Farrar and Neil Young
  • Les Paul and Neil Young
  • Richard Thompson and Neil Young
  • Bert Jansch and Neil Young
  • Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music) and Neil Young
  • Beck and Neil Young
  • Rick James and Neil Young
  • Kathleen Edwards and Neil Young
  • Brian Wilson and Neil Young
  • Merle Haggard and Neil Young
  • Bob Mould (Husker Du) and Neil Young
  • The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson and Neil Young
  • Norah Jones and Neil Young
  • Jakob Dylan and Neil Young
  • Gov't Mule and Neil Young
  • Ron Sexsmith and Neil Young
  • Devo and Neil Young
  • Jewel and Neil Young
  • Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) and Neil Young
  • Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Neil Young
  • Nirvana and Neil Young
  • Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea and Neil Young
  • Paul Simon and Neil Young
  • Randy Bachman and Neil Young
  • Matthew Sweet and Neil Young
  • Jonathan Richman and Neil Young
  • The Cowboy Junkies and Neil Young
  • The Everly Brothers and Neil Young
  • Dan Fogelberg and Neil Young
  • David Grohl and Neil Young
  • Meat Puppets' Curt Kirkwood and Neil Young
  • Dave Matthews and Neil Young
  • Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Neil Young
  • Phish and Neil Young
  • My Morning Jacket and Neil Young
  • Ryan Adams and Neil Young
  • Nicolette Larson and Neil Young
  • Elvis Costello and Neil Young
  • Merry Clayton and Neil Young
  • Chris Cornell and Neil Young
  • Ryan Adams and Neil Young
  • Jimmy Buffett and Neil Young
  • Bettye LaVette and Neil Young
  • Gram Parsons and Neil Young
  • Ed Robertson (BareNaked Ladies) and Neil Young
  • Billy Corgan and Neil Young
  • Noel Gallagher (Oasis) and Neil Young
  • Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon and Neil Young
  • White Stripes and Neil Young
  • Drive-By Truckers and Neil Young
  • John Mayer and Neil Young
  • Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla and Neil Young
  • Ben Folds and Neil Young
  • Grace Potter and Neil Young
  • Lukas Nelson and Neil Young
  • Joe Satriani and Neil Young
  • Lady GaGa and Neil Young
  • Everest's Russell Pollard and Neil Young
  • Scott McCaughey and Neil Young
  • Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters & Sun Kil Moon) and Neil Young
  • Kim Richey and Neil Young
  • Crowded House and Neil Young
  • Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold and Neil Young
  • Dala and Neil Young
  • Davy Jones (The Monkees) and Neil Young
  • Bobby Darin and Neil Young
  • Cher and Neil Young
  • Lee Harvey Osmond and Neil Young
  • Kurt Vile and Neil Young
  • The Psychic Ills and Neil Young
  • Smoke Fairies and Neil Young
  • Adam Sandler and Neil Young
  • Jimmy Fallon and Neil Young
  • Will Ferrell and Neil Young
  • Dana Carvey and Neil Young
  • Justin Sullivan (New Model Army) and Neil Young
  • Axl Rose (Guns n Roses) and Neil Young
  • Courtney Love and Neil Young


  • Six degrees of separation from Neil Young.

    And Neil has some pretty cool friends, too.

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    10 Comments:

    At 1/09/2007 04:44:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    this is a song i wrote finished lasr week for a Iraq Vet that made it home but killed herself after she got here. I am a Disabled Vietnam Veteran so Iwrite a lot of songs about this crap in the Iraqii quagmire.Hope Neil reads thisand somebody out there comes to D.C. jan. 27th with me aa whole shit load of other people to contact our congress people. Hoa Binh
    Tom Sithtomsmithhoabinh@msn.com

     
    At 10/25/2007 05:20:00 AM, Blogger breatnyS said...

    Never seen Neil Young on concert, I was not going to see it, Neil Young tickets got sky rocked thanks to stupid brokers. But even if I had seen it, I wouldn't buy it. I'd rather wait and see it on DVD. Well suprise I changed my mind and I got 2 tix for the Neil Young show I was looking for tickets thanks god there sites like Ticketwood which work as comparators here is the site
    Neil Young Tickets http://www.ticketwood.com/concerts/Neil-Young-Tickets/index.php . So any body going to the Neil Young concert ??

     
    At 11/03/2007 06:06:00 PM, Blogger Snave said...

    I had the pleasure of seeing Neil and the Horse at the Gorge in 1996, and it was a fantastic evening. I haven't seen Neil play since then, and had I been paying any attention at all that he was in Boise, ID I might have tried to get a ticket and driven the 2 1/2 hours to see him play. I LOVE the Heart of Gold movie, and if any of the live stuff nowadays approaches the quality of that, I'd be in heaven if given the chance to see it.

    I didn't know there were links between Neil and Richard Thompson. I am a fan of Thompson's live stuff, and his site puts out a very, very good live disc called "Semi-Detached Mock Tudor" that I think is worth every cent if you like that kind of stuff!

    That's a great list you posted. I would have to say that at least half of the artists on that list would qualify in my "favorites" category!

     
    At 8/14/2008 01:58:00 PM, Blogger Tennyson Williams said...

    I've never been a huge Neil Young fan, but I will say that I do like a good amount of his music and respect him a whole lot more.

    I think that he is very diverse, and most importantly, he sings about things that are important. He's not a musical parrot, like a lot of other musicians are.

     
    At 9/11/2008 01:42:00 AM, Anonymous Apellmusic - Neil Young Cover said...

    I generally like Neil Young's earlier tunes from "After The Gold Rush" and "Harvest". He also wrote some good songs later on but as time has worn on he has become more musically inconsistent in the quality of his songwriting.

    I have recorded my own version of "Don't Let It Bring you Down" which you can hear a sample of on my website.

     
    At 3/02/2009 07:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I am a HUGE Neil and Crazy Horse fan. Everything that they did with David Briggs is so right on for me. Pure and honest and definitely NOT phony...haha...Just wanted to throw out a heads up to anyone that feels the same way about a new band that is really doing it for me right now called Blues and Lasers. They're a little bluesier, less melodic, and more rhythmic than the Horse, but they rock incredibly hard and get up into each other's faces when they jam just like the Horse. If you love the Horse and are looking for new music, look no further.

     
    At 4/06/2009 09:14:00 PM, Blogger Makelelejuas said...

    Please, listen to my music, i think you can like it. I'm from Argentina and i love rock music.

    My blog is: http://www.renzosinisi.blogspot.com

    Greetings!

     
    At 5/07/2009 11:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love Neil Young's music and I play many of his songs on my acoustic guitar. You can hear me on You Tube by searching WSD1952.

     
    At 3/31/2010 08:13:00 PM, Blogger Brian H said...

    There's an uplifting version of "Don't Let It Bring You Down" — retitled "Castles Burning" — by the great musical interpreters Manfred Mann's Earth Band.

    You can find the live video performance on RockPeaks.com along with a whole ton of Neil content.

    I was happily stunned to hear this upbeat and inspiring version of the song "that's guaranteed to bring you right down." :)

    peace,
    Brian, fellow alumnus of Kelvin High in Winnipeg

     
    At 5/25/2010 08:54:00 PM, Anonymous Mitch Ballings said...

    Hey, this is Mitch Ballings. I live in North Dakota and I write songs for fun. I'm only 14 but i have a song on itunes called if she's got the time. I like to rock it out with my drummer jimbo and his dog. We go to his house and do pot and smoke weed trying to think of lyrics. It actually helps. I have wrote some other songs but they were fails, for examlpe, DEATH IN THE NIGHT, it was a fail. Ineeded a girl lead signeer but didnt have one so i had my gay friend do it. Anyway check out my blog if your interested.
    Thanks,
    Mitch

     

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