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Neil Young

As if being a member of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young weren’t enough, Canada’s Neil Young boasts one of the most prolific solo catalogues in rock and folk history. Starting with his self-titled debut in 1969, this singer/songwriter/social activist recorded well over 30 studio albums. He continues to perform with his band Crazy Horse, participate in frequent collaborations, and contribute to numerous film soundtracks.

Throughout it all, some of Young’s most enduring albums include 1970’s After the Gold Rush, 1972’s Harvest, 1979’s Rust Never Sleeps, 1992’s Harvest Moon, and 1995’s Mirror Ball. The latter paired the veteran with members of Pearl Jam, earning him the “Godfather of Grunge” title and introducing him to an entirely new generation.

Young is still active in the studio and on the road, including performing with Promise of the Real (featuring two of Willie Nelson’s sons). This Farm Aid co-founder continues to champion social causes—including an annual Bridge School benefit for learning-disabled children—while still writing songs with strong political and environmental messages.