Stars honour Neil Young ahead of the Grammy Awards

Red Hot Chili Peppers and former band mates perform at 2010 MusiCares Person Of The Year event

Neil Young has been honoured by a host of stars after being crowned the 2010 MusiCares Person Of The Year last night (January 29).

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Elton John, Sheryl Crow and Norah Jones performed as well as former band mates Stephen Stills, David Crosby and Graham Nash at a gala at Los Angeles Convention Centre in front of the veteran singer.

Young was being honoured for his exceptional artistic accomplishment as well as philanthropic work, reports BBC 6 Music.

Young, who headlined Glastonbury in 2009, co-founded Farm Aid in 1985, and runs the annual Bridge School Concerts with his wife Pegi. The charity has raised money since 1986 for children with severe speech and physical impairments.

Previous recipients of the award, which is held ahead of the Grammys, include Brian Wilson, Neil Diamond and Aretha Franklin.

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