Los Angeles -The Grammy Awards Weekend opens with a special tribute to one of the music industry’s most valuable musicians, Neil Young.
Artists from different genres gathered to sing 20 of Young’s most popular songs, among them include James Taylor, Dave Matthews, and Elton John. The 64-year-old musician was given the honor of MusiCares Person of the Year, an annual event that celebrates the works of philanthropists in the music industry.
Young is known for extending a helping hand for Farm Aid and the Bridge School Concerts, both of which held to raise funds for kids with speech and physical impairments. The singer-songwriter, as well as other guests, were given a musical treat at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with renditions of the songs such as “Cinnamon Girl” and “Harvest Moon.”
“I’d forgotten how many songs I’d written,” says Young.
John hit the piano with “Helpless” together with Sheryl Crow, Leon Russell and Neko Case, while Taylor sang “Heart of Gold.” Matthews played a soulful version of “The Needle and the Damage Done.”
To end the performance, Young’s former band mates, Stills, David Crosby and Graham Nash, paid tribute to their friend.
“We made some of the best music of our lives with you, man,” says Crosby, also a MusiCares honoree.
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