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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Neil!

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Neil Young
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - 1/21/09
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Neil Young is 64 years young today. So Happy Birthday Neil!!!

Maybe now that Neil is 64 he'll slow down? After all, he's only had 17 releases, 2 tours and one film in 2009 so far. Maybe he can pickup the pace in 2010?

"Will you still need me,
will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four?"


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.

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And here's a nice little career recap, Neil Young: A Man of Ideas. (Thanks Roel @ ny.org!



UPDATE: 100's of Tweets of Neil Young birthday wishes pouring in now.


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At 11/12/2009 12:10:00 AM, Blogger Ryan said...

You're the best Neil! Can't wait for the next release and the next time you're in Canada. Happy Birthday!

 
At 11/12/2009 01:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Neil!!! Happy Birthday!!!
Peace and Love.

Because Sound Matters

 
At 11/12/2009 03:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forever Young!

Shakey Streamin' Dreamin' Man:

http://wbr.edgeboss.net/qtime/wbr/neilyoung/audio/
neilyoung_001_dreamin-man_128.mov

bsm

 
At 11/12/2009 03:44:00 AM, Blogger PepeNeil said...

Neil, we'll still need you when you're 64. Come to Liverpool to celebrate but not to sing THAT song. Pencil us in for your next tour!
Happy Birthday.

 
At 11/12/2009 04:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Neil. May you keep on rockin forever. I hope you'll celebrate your birthday with the Horse, electric storm.

 
At 11/12/2009 04:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a present the man has given us all as Neil Fans...the past two years have been amazing with the output. And best of all...still goin' strong!
Here's to Neil having a great B-Day!
LIVE RUST

 
At 11/12/2009 07:44:00 AM, Anonymous Bubu said...

Happy birthday Neil, these 2 last years i've seen 3 shows from you and it was fantastic everytime.
I hope youre going well for many many years because you are some kind of treasure for us all.
Sometimes you make me cry,sometimes you make me rock, sometimes you make me happy.
But you always find a way to move me.
I guess today i've got love in mind, it's raining outside but my love still shine !

 
At 11/12/2009 07:44:00 AM, Anonymous MARIAN M. said...

Happy Birthday, Neil!

I sure love you!!!!!

Marian M.

 
At 11/12/2009 07:49:00 AM, Anonymous SONY said...

You say it's your birthday
Gonna have a good time!

Happy Birthday to you Neil Young

 
At 11/12/2009 07:58:00 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

Congrats ole chap!

 
At 11/12/2009 08:38:00 AM, Anonymous Rose in KY said...

Happy Birthday to a great songwriter and musician. Thanks for sharing your music with us.

 
At 11/12/2009 09:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

64 and there is so much more.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEIL.



from, tomorrow see the things.............

 
At 11/12/2009 09:20:00 AM, Blogger Rosa said...

Happy birthday and many thanks for being just like you are, Neil!

You're a present for all of us.

Hope to see you next year at Rock in Rio in Madrid!

Guille, Miguel and Rosa

 
At 11/12/2009 09:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday dear Neil - may you stay Forever Young! You`re still in the Prime of Life to us, and you`re doing more than alright!

We love you!

Love, Jill xxxxx

 
At 11/12/2009 09:36:00 AM, Anonymous sjames1 said...

Happy Birthday Neil!! Come back to Texas! Sound only matters if I can hear it!!!

 
At 11/12/2009 09:37:00 AM, Blogger andrea1bianco said...

Happy Birthday, Neil and Thanks Again for all these years together!
LONG MAY YOU RUN!Andrea."So Tired"

 
At 11/12/2009 10:10:00 AM, Blogger funkspiel said...

Jah bless, Neil. Enjoy.

 
At 11/12/2009 10:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil,
Long may you run & run & run.

forever young in our hearts,
susie

 
At 11/12/2009 10:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 and 60 years a ago..........

 
At 11/12/2009 10:46:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

rust never sleeps thanx for all the memories!

 
At 11/12/2009 10:53:00 AM, Anonymous jen said...

I love you Neil! You rock! Your BIGGEST fan. Jen

 
At 11/12/2009 10:56:00 AM, Blogger Burnzy said...

Long may you run, Neil. Happy Birthday and thanks for all you've given us listeners over the years.

 
At 11/12/2009 11:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil never sleeps.

Happy b-day neil!

Hope Pegi gets you something nice. Maybe a Harley?

Mary Jane

 
At 11/12/2009 11:14:00 AM, Anonymous Darby said...

64 and so much more.

You can't be 20 on Sugar Mountain.

All the best mr. Young.

 
At 11/12/2009 11:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Neil from one Scorpio to another! Cheers!

 
At 11/12/2009 12:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey trash - don't say i never did anything for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6PXA7kK1OY

go neil.

Johnny Rocket!

 
At 11/12/2009 01:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'd like to thank you for the cards you've sent us.
My wife and I were all choked up.

I recall how Ceasar and Cleo
Made love in the Milky Way
They needed boats and armies to get there
I know there's a better way.

NY

 
At 11/12/2009 01:26:00 PM, Blogger Zak Claxton said...

Happy b-day, man. Like a great wine, you keep getting better with age. Thanks for all the inspiration over the years.

 
At 11/12/2009 01:37:00 PM, Blogger Trev said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A MAN WHO CHANGED MY LIFE FROM THE DAY I BOUGHT AFTER THE GOLDRUSH. I WAITED FOR YOU WINTERLONG

 
At 11/12/2009 01:38:00 PM, Blogger yourisaforever said...

Happy B-Day Neil! I love you so much I can hardly stand it!
Have a GREAT DAY! And keep on doing what you best do, make us happy with your music! And come back to Spain please!!!

 
At 11/12/2009 02:01:00 PM, Anonymous set list thief said...

Happy Birthday, Neiler!

Trunks of memories still to come!

 
At 11/12/2009 03:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Neil,
I tell my mother in-law (who complains every year about getting old) that the BEST BIRTHDAY you could EVER have is THE NEXT ONE. So here you are. Have a ball, maybe even take a nap, you've earned it buddy!

Not Rotten Johnny

 
At 11/12/2009 03:14:00 PM, Anonymous Luc said...

Happy Birthday Mister Young.
It's always "Good To See You". Every Gig is a "Big Time", cause You give us so much " Love and Affection".
"Long May You Run" and We all hope You 'll "Keep On Rocking In The Free World" for many more years.

Already "Looking Forward" to your next album, next tour, next Archives Volume...

 
At 11/12/2009 03:43:00 PM, Blogger RSS said...

Happy Birthday Neil.

Keep On Rocking in the Free World.

Looking to see you back in Holland

RSS

 
At 11/12/2009 03:48:00 PM, Anonymous milanpw said...

Hey Hey, My My, Neil Young will never die! Happy birthday. 64 years old. Old man? nah.

 
At 11/12/2009 03:58:00 PM, Anonymous thom said...

NEIL YOUNG, ICH LIEBE DICH!! ALLES GUTE ZUM GEBURTSTAG!! long may you run!!

best regards, thomas

 
At 11/12/2009 04:19:00 PM, Anonymous Roland said...

It takes a long time to grow young.
(Pablo Picasso)

Happy Birthday Neil !!
Greetings from East-Germany
Roland

 
At 11/12/2009 04:23:00 PM, Anonymous Liza said...

Happy Birthday, Neil!
Thank you so much for your music!!!

Liza from Germany,
still so happy with the LincVolt Jacket and Cap...

 
At 11/12/2009 04:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long May You Run, Neil. From the first time I heard "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" on Detroit AM radio, and the sound of "After The Goldrush" coming out of my sisters room, you've meant so much. Can't wait to hear your next new music.

Greg M (A Friend Of Yours)

 
At 11/12/2009 04:48:00 PM, Blogger czuma said...

I am sitting her with my sixth graders listening to Prime of Life from the Complex Sessions. I do my best to pass on the life and love of a man that has been my partner in time since 1968. They feel the love, and they want to hear Piece of Crap! Happy Birthday Neil. Long May You Run.

 
At 11/12/2009 05:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's 64 today
happy birthday and many happy returns!

 
At 11/12/2009 06:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Neil! At 42 years (1967-now) and still going strong, you're the longest relationship I've had with any man in my life! We've never had an argument. I always think you look fantastic. And everything you do and have ever done pleases me! So, how come we've never met??! Many happy returns of the day, Carol in Michigan

 
At 11/12/2009 06:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

N e i l and only N e i l
will endure.

Malte and H. with T.& T.

Germany

 
At 11/12/2009 08:41:00 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 11/12/2009 08:51:00 PM, Blogger Shadow said...

Happy Birthday Neil been a fan since 67 and i bought that first Buffalo Springfield Album . When i got Deju Vu and After the Gold Rush for my 18the bday . Through Harvest for my 20th bday . To last xmas when my wife gave me Sugar Mountain . You been like a friend to me all my life . Long may you run Neil .

The Searcher
Grand Rapids Mi

 
At 11/12/2009 11:18:00 PM, Anonymous Babbo said...

Here we are in the years ... and it's been a great ride. Thanks, Neil, and happy birthday.

Babs

 
At 11/13/2009 02:14:00 PM, Blogger The Loner said...

I was introduced to Neil with Old Ways when I was fifteen in '85 and have been a fan ever since. I also loved Landing on Water issued the next year. Then I bought Harvest, After the Goldrush.....

 
At 11/20/2009 08:11:00 AM, Blogger doc said...

"there's a world you're livin in
no one else has your heart
all god's children in the wind
Take it in and blow hard"

Happy birthday Neiler..long may you run!!

 

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