Proving to the whole world that day to be anything other than “Helpless”, Neil Young and a cast of a hundred thousand in Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium joined a similar group in London’s Wembley Stadium via satellite, and an estimated 1.4 billion viewing and listening worldwide, to raise money and awareness for starving residents of Ethiopia, Sudan, and sub-Saharan Africa on July 13, 1985 for Live Aid 35th anniversary.
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Neil Young and Crazy Horse live “Down By the River”
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 it I played him performing “The Needle and the Damage Done” at […]
Neil Young delivered “Harvest”, his most popular and , perhaps, most influential album in February 1972. Only Bob Dylan’s groundbreaking “Nashville Skyline”… the touchstones for the whole Americana musical genre.
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 yet, and would not be until it appeared on Life the following […]
…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 live acoustic performance to mark the 45th anniversary of “Harvest”.
This performance of “Heart of Gold” by birthday boy (12th) Neil Young comes from a 1986 concert in San Francisco with Crazy Horse . -Redbeard
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
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 on the 1979 essential Rust Never Sleeps album. Here they are from […]