56th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Best Rock Album
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"I have so many opinions about everything it just comes out during my music. It's a battle for me."
- Born Neil Percival Young Nov. 12, 1945, in Toronto, Canada
- Young scored a hit in 1966 with the anti-war song "For What It's Worth" as a member of Buffalo Springfield. He cemented his solo career in 1970 with After The Gold Rush, a Billboard 200 Top 10 album.
- Young earned his first career GRAMMY nominations for 1970 as a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash, And Young. He won his first career GRAMMY as an art director for his boxed set The Archives Vol. 1 (1963–1972) for 2009. For 2010 he won Best Rock Song for "Angry World."
- Young has turned down every commercial endorsement he has been offered.
- Young was honored as 2010's MusiCares Person of the Year. The annual Person of the Year gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people. He was also honored with the President's Merit Award by The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing in 2014.
- The exhibit California Dreamin': The Sounds Of Laurel Canyon 1965–1977 opened at the GRAMMY Museum in 2014, and featured photographs from Young's time in Crosby, Stills, Nash, And Young.
- The annual Bridge School Benefit Concert, founded by Young in 1986, raises money to help children with severe speech and physical impediments communicate using assistive technology.