Pegi Young Bio, Pegi Young Wiki
Pegi Young Bio: Margaret “Pegi” Young (née Morton; December 1, 1952 – January 1, 2019) was an American singer-songwriter, environmentalist, educator, and philanthropist.
Her debut as a singer came in 1983 when she was a member of The Pinkettes, the backing vocalists of Neil Young’s Rock-a Billy Shocking Pinks tour. In 1994 she made her first nationwide TV appearance at the Academy Awards, singing backup on the song “Philadelphia”, composed by her husband.
Pegi Young Music career
In 2000, the San Mateo, California-born Young joined her then-husband on tour as a backup singer. In 2007, after recording songs in her home studio at the Broken Arrow Ranch, she released her self-titled debut album. Since then, she has created two additional albums, Foul Deeds(2010), 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.
Pegi Young Educational outreach
Young serves on the board of A.R.T. (Artistic Realization Technologies), an organization dedicated to bringing avenues for creative expression through art into the lives of individuals with severe disabilities. She was on the Advisory Board of the “virtual” AAC-RERC and on the Advisory Council for Lemelson Assistive Technology and Design Center on the campus of Hampshire College.
Young served for four years on the board of the Alliance for Technology Access, a grassroots organization of 43 community-based centers around the country serving individuals with disabilities, aimed at increasing their independence through the use of technology.
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Young met future husband Neil Young in 1974 when she was working as a waitress at a diner near his ranch, a story he tells in the 1992 song “Unknown Legend”. They married in August 1978 and had two children, Ben and Amber, in addition to her becoming stepmother to his first child, Zeke. Both Ben and Zeke are diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and Amber with epilepsy. In July 2014, Neil filed for divorce in California.
Pegi Young Death and Cause
Young died on Tuesday after a year-long battle with cancer. She was 66.
Young’s death was confirmed via a statement on her official Facebook page.
“With great sadness, we confirm that on January 1st, after a yearlong battle with cancer, Pegi Young – mother, grandmother, sister, auntie, musician, activist and co-founder of the Bridge School – passed away surrounded by her friends and family in her native California,” the post read. “We request that the families’ privacy be respected at this time.”
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