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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

MusiCares Person of the Year: Neil Young

REPORT - 1-30-2010: UPDATES: Neil Young Honored As MusiCares Person Of The Year

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Jonathan Demme, Pegi Young, Neil Young
48th Annual Grammy Awards - 8 Feb 2006
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In yet another sign of the impending apocalypse, Neil Young will receive a Grammy Award. Finally. Over the years, Neil has been nominated for at least 13 Grammys but has never made it to the podium.

Neil Young will be honored as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year for "his exceptional and influential artistic accomplishments as well as his philanthropic work, which has included many generous charitable activities over the years."

A dinner and concert honoring Young will be held in Los Angeles on Jan. 29, 2010, two days before the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Proceeds from the event will provide support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn to in times of financial, medical and personal need.

Neil Portnow, president/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and The Recording Academy said:
"It is an honor to celebrate the extraordinary legacy of Neil Young at our 20th Annual MusiCares Person of the Year tribute. Neil has set a standard of artistic integrity and iconoclastic creativity for more than four decades, and his achievements have been matched by his unwavering humanitarianism. He is a shining example of how music people offer their creative gifts to the world, and how they also give back through their commitments to charitable endeavors.

Throughout his career, Neil has stood out as an exceptionally talented performer, and he has stood for causes that are both noble and close to his heart. We look forward to paying tribute to him at this signature Grammy Week gala."

While not an award based strictly on a music release, the Musicares Award strikes us as a recognition by his peers that is far above and beyond the Academy's "traditional" awards.

And it seemed like almost every year we've run some variation on the story of a nomination and the result.

2009 - Grammy nomination for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for 'No Hidden Path' on Chrome Dreams II

2006 - 3 Grammy Awards nominations for 'Living With War', for Best Rock Album, and 'Lookin' For A Leader' was nominated for Best Rock Song and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance:

2005 - 2 Grammy Nominations Rock Album of the Year for "Prairie Wind", and the other for Rock Solo Performance for song "The Painter"

(etc., over the years....)

Congratulations Neil & Pegi! Well deserved.

Neil's generosity to his fellow musicians' causes has been tremendous. Back in 1994, we compiled a listing of benefit concerts that Neil Young has performed. It's quite impressive and has certainly grown substantially since.

Thanks for the links neilyoung.org for reconnecting thoughts and actions.

UPDATE 8/11: There's been some discussion as to whether this is actually a Grammy Award. Can't say for sure other than it's an award handed out by the Academy.

UPDATE 8/13: Headline and article modified.

Thanks Karen!

REPORT - 1-30-2010: UPDATES: Neil Young Honored As MusiCares Person Of The Year


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12 Comments:

At 8/12/2009 12:34:00 AM, Blogger astrololee said...

All I can say is... Its Long OVERDUE. Congratulations Neil enjoy it. There should have been one for "Dead Man"!!

 
At 8/12/2009 04:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

About time!

 
At 8/12/2009 06:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil has been my Rock n Roll hero since I heard him with Buffalo Springfield years go.
Congrats to Neil.....
Tom in NC.....

 
At 8/12/2009 08:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'CONGRATULATIONS' Neil! Thank You for Everything that you do for the People. Glenn in T.O. (LINCVOLT)

 
At 8/12/2009 10:57:00 AM, Blogger doc said...

Hey, if there was a grammy award for "longest surviving Legend" he would have a monopoly on that wouldn't he!

Congratulations Neil!... "for what its worth", Long may you run!...
you are definitely not "An unknown legend"

You'll be able to shove that in the Archives 4 hey!

Look if ya learn how to play the sax..you could go for President!

 
At 8/12/2009 11:04:00 AM, Anonymous SONY said...

A dinner and concert honoring Young will be held in Los Angeles on Jan. 29, 2010, two days before the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.


Good thing. Not sure if he'd show up for the award show.

Whether recoginized by these folks or not, the deeds have been done out of genourous love, and not for 'marketing' purposes

 
At 8/12/2009 01:33:00 PM, Blogger Zak Claxton said...

While it's not a Grammy for music performance (you have to understand that the awards are pretty politically oriented and Neil's never tried nor wanted to be an insider in that world), I think it's even more special that Neil's being honored by MusiCares. Pretty much anyone can make music, but not everyone goes out of their way to help their fellow men.

Congratulations to Neil and Peggy for this... the honor is very much deserved.

 
At 8/13/2009 08:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares about emmies, oscars, grammies or what ever: the music should be what is important.
So: Neil you get a Grammy: forget it!

 
At 8/13/2009 11:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

False headline.

Neil hasn't one a Grammy award....STILL

 
At 8/14/2009 01:08:00 AM, Blogger doc said...

..And do ya think he REALLY gives a rats!

 
At 8/14/2009 08:22:00 PM, Blogger Burnzy said...

Good on Neil. Well deserved!

 
At 2/05/2010 05:58:00 PM, Blogger Nicholas said...

Congratulation. To you Neil Young a man like no other, a real visionary his heart speaks through his music. He is the man with a heart of gold.
Nick Burrin London

 

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