Pegi Young

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Pegi Morton Young
Pegi Morton Young.jpg
Young in 1992
Background information
Birth nameMargaret Morton
Born(1952-12-01)December 1, 1952
San Mateo, California, U.S.
DiedJanuary 1, 2019(2019-01-01) (aged 66)
Mountain View, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, educator
Instruments
Years active2000–2019
LabelsVapor/Warner Bros.
Associated acts
Websitewww.pegiyoung.com

Margaret "Pegi" Young[1] (née Morton; December 1, 1952 – January 1, 2019)[2] was an American singer-songwriter, environmentalist, educator and philanthropist.

Her last two albums were: Foul Deeds (2010),[3] and Bracing for Impact (2011). She toured and performed with her band The Survivors, which includes Spooner Oldham on piano, Rick Rosas on bass, Kelvin Holly on guitar and drummer Phil Jones.[4]

From 1978 to 2014, Young was married to Neil Young.[5] They had two children.

Young died of cancer on January 1, 2019 in Mountain View, California, aged 66.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lewis, Randy (August 27, 2014). "Neil Young, wife Pegi divorcing; she was inspiration for many songs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  2. Reges, Margaret. "Pegi Young Biography". AllMusic.com. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  3. "Foul Deeds". Amazon.com. June 21, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  4. "Pegi Young Braces For Impact". Austinchronicle.com. September 10, 2007. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  5. D'Zurilla, Christie (August 27, 2014). "Neil Young files for divorce from Pegi Young after 36-year marriage". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  6. Pegi Young, Musician and Former Wife of Neil Young, Dies at 66