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See how many you can score in our very hard Neil Young quiz: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/neil_young_quiz Neil Young Quiz Neil Young Quiz Read it here

18th March 1972, Neil Young started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Heart Of Gold’. Released from the 1972 album Harvest, it is so far Young’s only US No. 1 single. The song features backup vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt Read it here

One of the all time great songwriter / singer / performers, Neil Sedaka, has 79 candles on his birthday cake today. Instead of us writing a piece, we felt this one was really good. Do you have a favorite song Neil sang / wrote? Happy Birthday Neil!!

When the new Billboard charts came out on March 11, 1972, Neil Young’s fourth solo LP “Harvest” was the new #1 album in the US. It knocked Don McClean’s LP “American Pie” out of the top spot where it had been for the past 7 weeks. “Harvest” featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks […]

3rd March 1966, Neil Young Stephen Stills and Richie Furay formed Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles. Among the first wave of American bands to become popular in the wake of the British invasion, the group combined rock, folk, and country music into a sound all its own. Its million-selling song ‘For What It’s Worth’ became […]

On Valentine’s Day in 1972, Neil Young released his fourth LP titled “Harvest”. It featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks and guest vocals by David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills, and James Taylor. The album topped the Billboard 200 album chart for two weeks, and had two hit singles, “Old Man”, […]

One of Rock and Roll’s ‘bad boys’, Motley Crue’s front man Vince Neil has 57 candles on his birthday cake today. Besides being a Rock and Roll singer, Vince has also acted in a couple of movies, owned an Indoor Arena Football team and owned a Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas among other things. Do […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Neil Diamond is celebrating his 77th birthday today. It was just two days ago that Neil announced that he was retiring from touring in order to take care of his health. Neil didn’t start out wanting to be a musician. His life ambition was in medicine, as explained […]

Happy Birthday to Neil Diamond, born on 24th January 1941, singer, songwriter. Had the 1970 US No.1 & UK No.3 single ‘Cracklin’ Rose’ plus over 30 other US & 10 UK Top 40 singles. Wrote ‘I’m A Believer’, the No.1 for The Monkees. Many acts from Elvis Presley, Lulu and Deep Purple have all covered […]

4th Jan 1970, Chauffeur Neil Boland was accidentally killed when The Who’s drummer Keith Moon ran over him in his Bentley. Moon was trying to escape from a Gang of skinheads after a fight broke out at a pub in Hatfield, England. Boland got out to try to protect the car, but left it in […]


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