American singer-songwriter, environmentalist, educator and philanthropist. Until recently, she lived in Northern California with her ex-husband, Neil Young, with whom she has one step-son, Zeke Young, and two biological children, Ben Young and Amber Young. Pegi's debut as a singer came in 1983 when she was a member of The Pinkettes, the backing singers of Neil Young's Rock-a Billy Shocking Pinks tour. Later in 1994 she made her first nationwide TV appearance at the Academy Awards, singing backup on the song "Philadelphia," composed by her husband. In July 2014, Neil Young filed for divorce in California.