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Neil Young To Be Honored

Neil Young will be part of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame class of 2017 -- the first induction for the shrine in six years.

The ceremony takes place September 23 at Massey Hall in Toronto and will also honor Bruce Cockburn, Beau Dommage and Stephane Venne. Randy Bachman, Young's longtime friend, and occasional collaborator will be among the performers that night.

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Our Induction Ceremony is back #CSHF17 Sept 23 @masseyhall! Inductees @Neilyoung @BruceCockburn #BeauDommage #StéphaneVenne. Tix onsale Fri

Fifty songwriters and 130 songs have been inducted since 2003 into the CSHF, which is administered by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).

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Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.