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Neil Young

Long May You Run: The Illustrated History, Updated Edition

Neil Young Long May You Run: The Illustrated History, Updated Edition
Format: Hardcover, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9780760344118
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Illustrations: 354 color & 109 b/w photos
Size: 9.5 x 11.125
Weight: 3.188 lb.
Edition: Second
Published: Nov. 5, 2012
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Since his first recordings with Buffalo Springfield in 1967, Neil Young has been described as brilliant, cantankerous, confounding, ruthless, mercurial, and vexing. Regardless, his profound musical influence and his status as a critical favorite cannot be denied. Now the first illustrated biography to span Young’s 40-plus years as a recording and touring musician (and nearly as many forays into divergent musical genres, some wags might say), is updated through 2012.
From Young’s earliest days in the Canadian folk and rock scenes through his tenures with Buffalo Springfield and CSN&Y and on to his varied solo career backed by bands including the Stray Gators, the Ducks, the Bluenotes, Booker T. & the MGs, Pearl Jam, and, of course, Crazy Horse, every aspect of Young’s long and varied career is covered. The book features the work of rock photographers from the 1960s to the present, as well as concert posters and ephemera from around the world, including picture sleeves, LPs, ticket stubs, pins, T-shirts, backstage passes, and more. Notable musicians from around the world chip in with commentary, and the book is further complemented with a discography and sidebars examining topics like Young’s involvement with Lionel toy trains (of which he is a part owner), Farm Aid, and San Francisco’s Bridge School.
Daniel Durchholz (Wildwood, MO) is co-editor of MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide and a former editor at Request and Replay magazines and at His byline has appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Stereophile, and other publications. The co-author of Rock ’n’ Roll Myths (Voyageur Press), his weekly music segment can be heard on The Carney Show on KMOX-AM and online at
Gary Graff (Beverly Hills, MI) is an award-winning music journalist based in Detroit. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times Features Syndicate, Billboard, UPI, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Revolver, and other publications, as well as to radio stations in Detroit and Milwaukee. He is the editor of The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z, the series editor of the MusicHound Essential Album Guides, and the co-author of Rock ’n’ Roll Myths (Voyageur Press).
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1. Dream Comfort Memory, 1945–1966
2. Expecting to Fly, 1966–1968
3. The Gold Rush, 1968–1972
4. Tired Eyes, 1972–1975
5. Like a Hurricane, 1975–1979
6. Transformer Man, 1980–1988
7. Freedom, 1988–1997
8. Let’s Roll, 1997–2009
9. Making Some (Le) Noise, 2009–Present
I. As Band Member or Solo Artist
II. Singles
III. As Guest Artist
IV. Tribute Albums
Selected Filmography
About the Authors


October 17,2012
Rock critic, author, mythbuster Gary Graff is about to enter the Hall of Fame. Not the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- quite yet -- but the Allderdice High School Hall of Fame. Learn More.