Neil Young

Inducted in 1982

Neil Young is a towering figure in modern music. His vast catalogue of work, driven by distinctive guitar sound, deeply personal lyrics and signature high-tenor singing voice, continues to be a tremendous influence on musicians the world over.

He released his first album in 1968 and has since forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, spanning 36 studio albums and more than 45 years, with a continuous and uncompromising exploration of musical styles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as “one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers.” He was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.


Quick Fact

In 2000, Rolling Stonemagazine ranked Young 34th in its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.

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Quick Fact

In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine included five of Young’s albums in its list of 500 greatest albums of all time.