On this day in music history: August 31, 1970 - “After The Gold Rush”, the third album by Neil Young is released. Produced by Neil Young, David Briggs, and Kendall Pacios, it is recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, CA, Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA and Neil Young’s Home Studio in Los Angeles, CA from August 1969 - June 1970. Having recently joined his former Buffalo Springfield bandmate Stephen Stills in Crosby, Stills & Nash, the band name will be amended to add Young. CSNY will release the classic “Deja Vu” album in the Spring of 1970, before the individual band members embark on solo projects. Young will record a sizable portion of his third release in his home studio in Topanga Canyon with members of his band Crazy Horse, including a then eighteen year old guitarist named Nils Lofgren. Overdubs and vocals will be recorded at Sunset Sound and Sound City Studios. It will spin off two singles including “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” (#33 Pop) and “When You Dance I Can Really Love” (#93 Pop), though the albums’ centerpiece is the track “Southern Man”, a sharp rebuke against racism. “After The Gold Rush” will peak at number eight on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.