Neil Young playing “Old Man” live at the BBC in 1971. Young was just 26 in this live performance that put his musical talent on full display. No gimmicks, sound effects, or backup singers, just Neil and his acoustic guitar, and he nails it! He wrote this song for the elderly caretaker of the ranch he had recently purchased in California. If you enjoyed watching Neil Young playing “Old Man,” check out “Don’t Let it Bring You Down” from the same live performance or browse the rock category and find more great guitar videos.