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Woodstock 50th pt1- Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, Graham Nash

Woodstock Festival was unequaled in sheer scale, still heard fifty years later in the voices of Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, the late Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane, Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and the late Alvin Lee of Ten Years After,

Neil Young-"Needle & the Damage Done" Live Aid Phila. 7-13-85

Dallas-Ft.Worth radio station Q102 and the Dallas Morning News  sent me to JFK Stadium in Philadelphia to cover the US Live Aid concert. About a year later Neil Young was doing a live interview with me on my afternoon Q102 radio show and during…

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young- Deja Vu

Thirty years ago "In the Studio" 3-27-89: David, Stephen, Graham, and Neil of Crosby, Stills, Nash , and Young with Redbeard for "Deja Vu".

Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Inca Queen 11-86- San Francisco

There is a very good reason why no one in the sold-out Cow Palace audience in November 1986 clapped in recognition to the first beginning notes of "Inca Queen" performed by hometown heroes Neil Young and Crazy Horse: it had not been released…

Neil Young-After the Goldrush 10-21-86- San Francisco

...on the Crosby Stills Nash sophomore release Déjà Vu, Neil Young only contributed two songs, no doubt saving even stronger material for his own third solo album barely five months later. Entitled After the Goldrush, writer William Ruhlmann calls the title song "...a mystical ballad that featured some of Young's most imaginative lyrics and became one of his most memorable songs."

Neil Young-Heart of Gold-San Francisco 1986

This performance of "Heart of Gold" by birthday boy (12th) Neil Young comes from a 1986 concert in San Francisco with Crazy Horse . -Redbeard

John Mellencamp- Scarecrow

John Mellencamp's 1985 Scarecrow  album released in Autumn 1985 was loaded with hits, including "Small Town","Lonely Ol' Night", and "R.O.C.K. in the USA".  His list of Top 20 hit songs is extensive enough to require the double-disc Words…

Neil Young & Crazy Horse- Ragged Glory

Neil Young frankly addresses multiple topics head on, such as censorship and corporate compromise of rock, and is uncannily prescient with his prediction that the "green" environmental movement would re-emerge after the Earth Day false start twenty years earlier. Hear a delightfully candid Neil Young with the voices of Crazy Horse-men Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, & Frank Sampedro from "The Days That Used to Be". - Redbeard

Neil Young & Crazy Horse- Powderfinger- San Francisco 1986

Not since Robbie Robertson's "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down" had anyone written and sung ( in the first person, no less ) about the American antebellum South so richly, so believably as Neil Young and Crazy Horse with "Powderfinger", originally…