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Neil Young, wife Pegi divorcing; she was inspiration for many songs
Neil Young, wife Pegi divorcing; she was inspiration for many songs

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Neil Young and his wife and frequent muse Pegi Young are splitting after more than three decades of marriage, according to a dissolution of marriage filed July 29 in San Mateo County, Calif. Neil Young met Pegi, whose full name is Margaret Morton Young, when she was a waitress at a restaurant near his ranch in Northern California. She worked as a backup singer for Young, and in the last decade has released three solo albums, using many of the same musicians who have played with her husband. Pegi reportedly was the inspiration for many of Young’s songs, among them “Unknown Legend,” “Once an Angel” and “Such a...

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