Neil Young Divorcing After 36 Years
Pegi Young inspired the song 'Unknown Legend'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2014 6:22 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Neil Young has filed for divorce from his wife of 36 years, reports Rolling Stone. It offers no reason for the pending split of the singer and Pegi Young, a musician in her own right, though a hearing is set for December. The pair married in 1978 but met a few years before that, reports the CBC. And if you've ever heard Young's song "Unknown Legend," you already know how: "She used to work in a diner, never saw a woman look finer," Young sings on the 1992 track. "I used to order just to watch her float across the floor."

Rolling Stone says she also inspired the songs "Such a Woman" and "Once an Angel" and served as her husband's background singer starting in the 1990s. The couple—he is 68, she is 61—have two adult children, one of whom has cerebral palsy. That led the pair in 1986 to co-found The Bridge School, which provides education for those with severe disabilities, notes the CBC. In fact, their last performance together came at a benefit concert for the California school last year.

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Drewzy
Aug 28, 2014 8:48 AM CDT
"Down by the river,............"
brawne
Aug 27, 2014 6:56 PM CDT
Wow, was that 36 years ago? I remember when he fell in love with Carrie Snodgrass cause of her perfect bum in Diary of a Mad Housewife. I fell in love with Frank Langella. Stand in line on that one. He did write the greatest biography of decades in show biz, ever. That was a great year for movies--1969. It was rated X. That'd be like rating Guardians of the Galaxy--X. Nice to see that the era's music still resonates.
captian obvious
Aug 27, 2014 1:49 PM CDT
after 36 years, what is the point?