NEIL YOUNG: 26-Year-Old Neil Young Performs “Old Man,” And It’s Absolutely Breathtaking

Live From The BBC, 1971

In 1971, Neil Young took the stage on the BBC and delivered a performance of ‘Old Man’ that tied in nicely with the song’s overall theme; written as a young man, Neil sounds like a young man trying to make a man twice his age remember what it was like to be young and impulsive, with the same desires for love and success. It’s wonderful hearing Neil perform it now as of 2015 – it comes full circle, like the old man finally fully understands who he was in his youth and seeks to remind the young to enjoy being young.