Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Mid-Week Song: Classic Young
Venerable rock icon Neil Young observed his 74th birthday yesterday. A winner of several Grammy awards as well as being inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Canadian-born Young had a successful career with the LA-based folk rock band Buffalo Springfield, before going solo. The so-called "Father of Grunge Music" has been in the news recently for his fight to obtain U.S. citizenship, which he claims is being withheld due to his acknowledged use of marijuana.
Here, in a 1971 live performance on the BBC Four channel, is Young performing two of his classic songs, "Old Man," and "Heart of Gold." Enjoy.