Neil Percival Young turns 77 years young today, and he’s still rocking in the free world. The Canadian-American musician has recorded more than 1100 songs in his career as part of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and as a solo artist. To celebrate the icon’s birthday, check out seven of our favorites, in no particular order.
(Also, a reminder: You can’t listen to most of Neil Young on Spotify, so you’ll have to stick to iTunes, or, as we prefer, vinyl records.)
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The beautiful lyrics and masterful guitar playing make this an instant classic. Among the lovely lyrics: “A dreamer of pictures, I run in the night/You see us together chasing the moonlight/My cinnamon girl.”