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Neil Young

Question of the Day: Happy Birthday to Neil Young

by Corny O'Connell

Neil Percival Young was born on this date in 1945 in Toronto, Ontario. Let's wish him a happy birthday with a set of his songs performed by others, or anything he's recorded or been involved in. Share your favorites below and we'll play a few after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Old Man" - Neil Young

"Down by the River" - Puss 'n Boots

"Powderfinger" - Cowboy Junkies

"Downtown" - Neil Young

Neil Young and Jonathan Demme - Words and Music - 2012

by Darren DeVivo
Jeremy Rainer

Neil Young and filmmaker Jonathan Demme took a special journey last year from "a town in North Ontario" to a Toronto concert hall. The ensuing film, Neil Young Journeys, provides an emotional record of the landscapes of Neil's past—how they've changed, and what remains the same. I recently had a chance to talk with Young and Demme, and they discussed their many collaborations, experiences, and the music that runs through it all. It's a journey you don't want to miss.