Spot the difference: Neil Young duets with Neil Young on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Old man take a look at my life, I'm a lot like you were

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Delivering a pitch-perfect rendition of “Old Man”, face shadowy beneath his trademark Stetson, the chops and hair reminiscent of his heyday, you might be forgiven for thinking Jimmy Fallon is really Neil Young in this video (below).

But then the real Neil Young, 69, appears to harmonise with his impersonator, the duo dressed in identical outfits, looking at one another wryly at the line: “Old man take a look at my life, I’m a lot like you were.”


Two years ago American TV show host Fallon stunned audiences with his remarkable take on the Canadian singer-songwriter. Last night he reprised that impression on The Tonight Show to perform "Old Man" from Young's 1972 album Harvest.

Fallon’s impersonation was so detailed that he even detuned his sixth guitar string just like Young used to do during his early acoustic performances.

The pair went on to perform "Who's Gonna Stand Up?" from Storytone with The Tonight Show house band The Roots.

Fallon is a gifted mimic who has also been known to do frighteningly perfect impressions of Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.