1972 was an interesting year for Neil Young; his song "Heart Of Gold
," also from the Harvest
album, became the only #1 hit of his career. In September, seven months after this album was released, Young and then-girlfriend, actress Carrie Snodgrass, had a baby boy named Zeke who was born with cerebral palsy. He would later have a son named Ben with his wife Pegi
, who also has cerebral palsy. This was the catalyst for Neil and Pegi to open the Bridge School, a highly regarded school for children living with severe verbal and physical disabilities.