(born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter
who is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of his generation. Young began performing as a solo artist in Canada in 1960, before moving to California
in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield
along with Stephen Stills
and Richie Furay
, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash as a fourth member in 1969. He forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, releasing his first album in 1968; his career has since spanned over 40 years and 34 studio albums, with a continual and uncompromising exploration of musical styles.
"Did you see them in the river? They were there to wave to you. Could you tell that the empty-quiver, brown-skinned Indian on the banks that were crowded and narrow held a broken arrow?" - "Broken Arrow"
"Where the eagle glides ascending / There's an ancient river bending / Through the timeless gorge of changes / Where sleeplessness awaits" - '"Thrasher" (Rust Never Sleeps, 1978)
"Old man, look at my life, 24 and there's so much more, live alone in a paradise that makes me think of 2." Old Man
"What is the color when black is burned?" - "I Am a Child"
"There you stood on the edge of your feather/Expecting to fly./While I laughed, I wondered whether/I could wave goodbye/Knowin' that you'd gone." - "Expecting to Fly"
"If you guarantee the postage, I'll mail you back the key." - "The Last Trip to Tulsa"
"I guess I'll call it sickness gone" - "Ambulance Blues", referring to the drug related death of bandmate Danny Whitten|Danny Whitten
"I have seen you in the movies, and in those magazines at night. I saw you on the barstool, when you held that glass so tight." - "Barstool Blues"
"Well, I see you give more than I can take / Will I only harvest some? / As the days fly past will we lose our grasp / Or fuse it in the sun? / Did she wake you up to tell you that / It was only a change of plan? /Dream up, dream up, let me fill your cup / With the promise of a man." - "Harvest"
"I never believed in much, but I believed in you." - "From Hank to Hendrix"