The first illustrated retrospective of this rock icon s career, one of rock and roll s greatest songwriters and performers. Covers a career from high-school drop-out, through Woodstock, Crosby, Stills and Nash, to headlining Glastonbury 2009 Concert posters, ticket stubs, performance photography, discography, and more. Neil Young has been described as brilliant, cantankerous, enigmatic, vexing. Nevertheless, his generation-spanning fan base and profound musical influence cannot be denied he is cited as a major influence by Curt Cobain, Eddie Vedder, Sonic Youth, Radiohead amongst others, and has earned the title ‘Godfather of Grunge’ with his restless musical experimentation that transforms the most obvious music into something revelatory. From dropping out of High School to form his own band, Crazy Horse, he has ridden the ups and downs of the music world, from songs like ‘Ohio’ to commemorate the Kent State Massacre ( re-released after the Tianneman square massacre and dedicated to the Chinese students who died there), ‘Southern Man’, ‘Needle A Day Down’, and ‘Let s Impeach The President’ against George W Bush. Spanning 41 studio albums, 6 live releases, and over forty years as a touring and recording artist, this is the first and only illustrated biography to cover Young s early years, his rise to fame in the radical Sixties, the tenure with Buffalo Springfield, and CSN & Y, and his varied solo career, through the turbulent Seventies, to a difficult and painful obscurity for the Eighties until his re-emergence a decade later, still brilliant, still radical, and possibly more popular that ever with every age of the music-buying public. Packed with rock photography from the Sixties to today, concert posters, memorabilia from around the world, plus commentaries from notable musicians around the world, and a full discography, this is the ultimate tribute to an electrifying performer and will be eagerly received by his legion of fans world-wide.