NEIL YOUNG Topped US Chart 50 Years Ago Today With ‘HEART OF GOLD’

Top singles from the past

18 Mrach 2022

50 years ago today living legend NEIL YOUNG scored a number one hit
on the US Singles Chart with one of his best-known songs HEART OF GOLD
from his masterwork Harvest album.

The song features backup vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt and was
performed acoustically by Young as a result of a back injury. Unable to stand
for long periods of time, Young could not play his electric guitar.

Sing your heart, Neil…

NEIL YOUNG: Website – Discography

HISTORY – 18 March 1972

18 March 2019

Living legend NEIL YOUNG scored his only No 1 hit in the US with ‘HEART OF GOLD’ – probably his most famous song ever – 47 years ago today, on 18 March 1972. The wonderful track, with backup vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt was also part
of his masterpiece albumĀ Harvest. Here’s that diamond…

NEIL YOUNG: Facebook – Website

YOU ARE NUMBER SIX – French Synth Pop Outfit Has A ‘Heart Of Gold’ For Legend NEIL YOUNG…

6 March 2019

YOU ARE NUMBER SIX is a French electronic collective from Montpellier with a colorful taste for atmospheric synth-pop waves. They are working on their new EP but made time to cover one of NEIL YOUNG‘s timeless classics, also his greatest hit ever, No 1 in the US, HEART OF GOLD. Maybe folk purists will raise their eyebrows on hearing this vibey and new wave-ish interpretation but I’m sure the diehard Young fans will immediately think
of their hero’s experimental 1982 album TRANS when the legend employed a vocoder
to synthesize his voice on some of the tracks. To my ears, this smooth You Are Number
cover with its sensual duet vocals fits right in there on that misinterpreted longplayer. Check it out for yourself right here…

YOU ARE NUMBER SIX: Facebook – Bandcamp

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