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Neil Young’s brother Bob releases debut single aged 78

Neil Young's brother releases debut single aged 78 Young Bob & the Peterboroughs - Hey America

Neil Young’s brother releases debut single aged 78 (Picture: neilyoungchannel)

Neil Young’s brother Bob has released his debut single at the age of 78.

Bob, Neil’s older brother, proved that there’s always time to follow your dreams when he released his track Hey America.

He was inspired to release the song after watching Donald Trump on television years ago.

The politically-charged track encourages Americans to vote the US President out of office ahead of next week’s election on November 3.

Of course, Neil made it into a family affair by playing the harmonica and providing vocals.

The Peterboroughs also contributed to the catchy tune.

‘I didn’t set out to become a songwriter and singer at 78 years of age,’ Bob explained in an official statement.

‘It was and is an organic event. I was watching Donald Trump on TV a couple of years ago and wrote down a few lines. When I got home, I found I could play those lines on guitar. Gradually, it became what it is now.’

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Neil provided the harmonica and backup vocals (Picture: Matthew Baker/Getty Images)

He continued: ‘It took a while to be able to play and sing the song from start to finish. When I could finally accomplish that, it was a victory. The recording process all happened at once.’

The music video for Hey America was filmed in line with coronavirus restrictions.

Thanks to Neil’s wife, Daryl Hannah, and filmmaker CK Vollick, the video used post-production editing to make it look like everyone was singing together.

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