Singer Neil Young filed a petition to dissolve his marriage to Pegi Young on July 29 in San Mateo, California. The couple had been married for 36 years and Mrs. Young frequently collaborated on his songs. A hearing regarding the divorce request is scheduled for Dec. 12. The couple has one son, and there was no word as to whether spousal or child support for either party was being sought in the case.
Pegi Young was credited as being an inspiration for Neil Young's hits Unknown Legend, Once an Angel and Such a Woman. They performed on stage together at the 1994 academy awards and she had been a backstage singer since the 1990s. The couple hosts a yearly benefit concert each year in California to promote the Bridge School. It was co-created by the couple to help provide educational benefits to children with special needs as their own son has cerebral palsy.