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Scott Young

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Scott Young (April 14, 1918June 12, 2005) was a sportswriter and novelist and the father of folk rocker Neil Young. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame located in Toronto, Canada.

Young was born in 1918 in Cypress River, Manitoba. His parents were Percy Young, a druggist and part-time baseball player, and Jean Ferguson Paterson, a schoolteacher. Young grew up in Glenboro, Manitoba, where his father owned and operated a drugstore.

He began his career in journalism at the Winnipeg Free Press in 1936. During the 1940s Young worked for the Canadian Press, mostly on sports articles. He was a war correspondent for CP from 1942 to 1943 and then served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II from 1944 to 1945.

Young was married three times and had seven children and stepchildren. His first marriage was to Edna "Rassy" Ragland; it was during this time that their son Neil was born.

Young first became famous as a sportswriter and hockey commentator for CBC Television in the 1950s. In later life, he wrote over 40 novels. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.

In 2005, he died in Kingston, Ontario at the age of 87.

Trivia

One of Neil Young's best-known songs, "Old Man", is allegedly about his father.

External link

  • CBC Profile on Young (http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-74-1728-11881-11/that_was_then/people/scott_young)

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