Top Picks: Rocker Neil Young

Canadian rocker Neil Young's astonishing career is still going strong after close to 60 years. As he turns 75 November 12, here's a look at his best work.


Young has written two critically acclaimed memoirs: Waging Heavy Peace and Special Deluxe.


Young's music has earned him many accolades. He's in third place for most albums by an artist or group on Rolling Stone's recently updated list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Only the Beatles and Bob Dylan have more entries than Young.

Seven of Young's albums made the Rolling Stone list, including Harvest, which contains my personal favorite Young song, "Heart of Gold."

"Southern Man," another iconic Young anthem, is on After the Gold Rush, recorded with Young's band, Crazy Horse. Rust Never Sleeps and Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere were also recorded with Crazy Horse.

Young has been an on-and-off member of the beloved folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young over the years. Together they released Déjà Vu.

Young's catalog contains many more recordings, of course! Which is your favorite?