To celebrate Neil Young's 70th birthday, here's a photographic scrapbook of the free-world-rocking legend's life so far, starting with a shot from his polio-stricken youth: "the worst cold ever", as he called it.
Young first made his name alongside Stephen Stills as a member of Buffalo Springfield, here playing the Whiskey A Go Go in LA in October 1966.
By 1968 Buffalo Springfield had split and Young signed a solo deal with Reprise Records, moving out of LA to spend his solo advance on a house in Topanga Conyon.
His solo career was hugely acclaimed, playing with his band Crazy Horse, here communing at the Falkoner Teatret in Copenhagen in March 1976.
The name Crazy Horse, his stage-wear and some of his lyrics reflected the connection that Young felt to the native American community: his bandmates called him "the Indian of the group".
His performances, whether solo or with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, were often captivating, such as this energetic shot of him at the Mukiektheater Stopera in Amsterdam in December 1989
Throughout his career, Young remained enigmatic and unpredictable. Take the time he played his then-unreleased 1975 album 'Tonight's The Night' in full then told the audience "now we're gonna play something you've heard before"… and played 'Tonight's The Night' in full again.
He was also renowned for his gentler unplugged moments, such as his performance at New York's United Palace in December 2007.
When Young played live with Crosby, Still and Nash in 2000, for the first time since 1974, the tour grossed $41 million.
But it was with Crazy Horse that Young had his most tangible alchemy, as seen at this show at the United Centre in Chicago in October 2012.
His latest album, 'The Monsanto Years', found him teaming up with Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah.
Neil Young: Heart Of Gold by Harvey Kubernik, from which these pictures were taken, is published by Omnibus Press