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Singer-songwriter Neil Young, who co-founded Buffalo Springfield, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 12, 1945. His father was a sportswriter in Canada and his mother was an American, and in fact a member of the Daughters of the American Republic. He is a type 1 diabetic and in 1951, he contracted polio in the last major polio outbreak in Ontario. His father left the family in 1960 after a series of infidelities, and Neil moved with his mother to Winnipeg. After he left Buffalo Springfield, he went solo and then with Crazy Horse, and then on to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. He had a long-term relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress, who bore him a son, Zeke, who was born with cerebral palsy. His second son, Ben, also has cerebral palsy, and his daughter, Amber, has epilepsy. Both were born to Neil and his wife Pegi. In July 2014, he filed for divorce from Pegi, to whom he had been married for 36 years.

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