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Friday, November 12, 2004

Happy Birthday Neil!!!

neil_beer.jpgNeil Young is 59 years young today. So Happy Birthday Neil!!! Or maybe we should say Neil Percival Kenneth Ragland Young to be specific.

Just another great year for Neil. During 2004, Neil had quite a few memorable moments:

- concluding the one year world tour of Greendale,
- performed at the Farm Aid Benefit,
- Berkeley Community Theatre Benefit,
Clean Air Benefit Concert in Duncan, Canada,
Vote For Change tour,
- Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit with Paul McCartney, and
- headlined the Bridge School Benefit Concert 2004 with Paul McCartney.

And if that wasn't enough, Stephen Stills named his son Oliver Ragland, in honor of Stills' frequent bandmate Neil Young, born Neil Percival Kenneth Ragland Young.

Also, you can sing "Happy Birthday" to Neil along with a few hundred Pearl Jam fans. From over on Human Highway, a MP3 file is posted from November 12th, 1997, when Pearl Jam played the Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz, CA. During the set, Eddie Vedder pulled out a cell phone and called Neil to wish him a Happy Birthday.

Also, in honor of Neil's birthday, internet radio station Mansion on the Hill will be playing sets of Neil throughout the day today and this weekend. In addition, MOTH will be playing covers of Neil throughout the day as well as Neil inspired music.

And if that's not enough for your Neil weekend, A&E cable channel will be airing a biography program on Neil this Sunday, Nov. 14.

Also today, organist Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MG's is 60.

neil_young_profile So enjoy your birthday Neil.

Leave Neil a birthday message by clicking on the COMMENT button below.


At 11/11/2004 10:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long may you run, Neil!

At 11/12/2004 11:36:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep on Rockin Neil!

At 11/12/2004 04:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forever Young!
We old fans and I'm sure your new found fans all wish you happiness and health so you'll Keep on Rockin'!

At 11/12/2004 09:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. may the good LORD bless you with many many more years. and good health too. thank you for your music. you made me love the harmonica and want to learn how to play it. you and bob dylan are the two greatest musicians in this galaxy. keep on rockin' in a free world!

At 11/12/2004 10:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Neil! From your #1 fan in Green Bay Packer country

At 11/12/2004 10:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for everything. You're just the best. I wish you could hear your music with the ears of your die hard fans for a little while. You would be surprised at how GREAT you sound!!!!!!

At 11/13/2004 11:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

long may you run bro! Mark f.

At 11/18/2004 10:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch nachträglich zum Geburtstag.
"So ist es mit der Zeit allhie. Erst trägt sie Dich, dann trägst Du sie. Und wanns vorüber weißt Du nie. (Wilhelm Busch)".
Ein langes glückliches Leben wünsche ich Dir, Neil.
Herman the German

At 11/20/2004 07:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dreamed of you again last night and thanked you for all the great music you've created. Funny thing is, I woke up singing Motorcycle Mamma and thinking of Greendale. Happy Birthday - wishing you health and happiness. Hope you come around this way again soon - summer of 2003 was too long ago.

At 11/22/2004 11:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont ever Rust and Long May You Run. Thanks Neil for the greatest tunes in the world man, you're the greatest.

At 11/22/2004 03:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 11/22/2004 03:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to an "Old Man" who still loves his "Cinnamon Girl" Happy Birthday,Neil! Please keep hammering away on the guitar and Lionel Trains, of which I both enjoy very much!

At 11/11/2005 04:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil ... you are go(o)d ... while we drive with our old camping-bus to our sailing-competitions we always listen your music and it's the best ! greez from austria

At 11/11/2005 05:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Neil! Your music has sustained me, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

At 11/12/2005 01:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The world's a better place because of your music, Neil.

'And oh, I've loved you for so long'.

PLEASE come to Tucson in 2006!

At 11/12/2005 06:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

your on my volunteer radio show birthday list tonight in the far north of canada and i am playing souther man from csny four way street always on my play list forever happy birthday keep on rockn

At 11/13/2005 12:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Neil Young! Your music has brought so much spiritual touch into my life, I'm a different person because of your words in song. Thank you for you. Love Penny Hunter

At 11/13/2005 05:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Neil! Your music been part of my life... many thanks to you. I hope someday there's COMES A TIME to see you perform live. Long may you run, idol! "MABUHAY KA!"

At 3/03/2006 04:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 11/13/2006 12:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is sad that I can't celebrate a fellow Canadian's birthday with joy. This is a man who stood for many things - anti-war, anti-commercialism (the anti-coporate sponsorship stand for his tours) and yet as a member of CSNY he christened the new Bethel Center for the Performing Arts on the original Woodtstock site on Woodstock anniversary weekend in a theater built by a billionaire cable baron. He facilitated the final end of the Woodstock preservation movement. Sad and hypocritical. May he enjoy entering senior citizenship as a true commercial suck up. Long may he lame.

At 11/12/2007 02:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


P.S. Will the album "Times Fades Away" ever be out on CD?

Ennis, TX

At 11/12/2008 10:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. Can't wait to see you in Montreal Dec. 1rst.


At 11/09/2009 11:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna be 50 on Sunday and don't think there is anyone I love more than you! The biggest treat in my life was getting to see you at the Philadelphia Spectrum last year....SO worth waiting for! You are incredible! HAPPY BIRTHDAY from a true fan!!!
PS DO you have any horses? My dear sweet Nicky will be 30 next year!
Love you and Patti!
Susan From Hatfield, Pennsylvania

At 3/07/2011 04:53:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

hello Mr Young - just read a bit of your bio - an nteresting life so far -very ;simpatico music fairly often and u have stayed alive all this time -- TITIRANGI NZ 2011

good luck to u -

lovely u are enjoying something these days - cars .


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