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1963: While Neil Young was a high school student, he had a band called The Squires. They were a surf band. On July 23, 1963, they went into the studio at CKRC-FM Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to record their first single. Here is The Squires’ and we would imagine Neil Young’s first recording, made 55 years […]

Neil Young and Crazy Horse released their “Rust Never Sleeps” LP on July 2, 1979. Most of the album was recorded live, then overdubbed in the studio. The bulk of the album was recorded live at San Francisco’s Boarding House and during the Neil Young/Crazy Horse tour in late 1978, with overdubs added later. Audience […]

Neil Young released his second album “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” on May 14, 1969. It was his first with his longtime backing band Crazy Horse. The album is on the list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The album contains three songs that became standards in Young’s performance repertoire: “Cinnamon Girl”, […]

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18th March 1972, Neil Young started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Heart Of Gold’. Released from the 1972 album Harvest, it is so far Young’s only US No. 1 single. The song features backup vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt Read it here

One of the all time great songwriter / singer / performers, Neil Sedaka, has 79 candles on his birthday cake today. Instead of us writing a piece, we felt this one was really good. Do you have a favorite song Neil sang / wrote? Happy Birthday Neil!!

When the new Billboard charts came out on March 11, 1972, Neil Young’s fourth solo LP “Harvest” was the new #1 album in the US. It knocked Don McClean’s LP “American Pie” out of the top spot where it had been for the past 7 weeks. “Harvest” featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks […]

3rd March 1966, Neil Young Stephen Stills and Richie Furay formed Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles. Among the first wave of American bands to become popular in the wake of the British invasion, the group combined rock, folk, and country music into a sound all its own. Its million-selling song ‘For What It’s Worth’ became […]

On Valentine’s Day in 1972, Neil Young released his fourth LP titled “Harvest”. It featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks and guest vocals by David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills, and James Taylor. The album topped the Billboard 200 album chart for two weeks, and had two hit singles, “Old Man”, […]

One of Rock and Roll’s ‘bad boys’, Motley Crue’s front man Vince Neil has 57 candles on his birthday cake today. Besides being a Rock and Roll singer, Vince has also acted in a couple of movies, owned an Indoor Arena Football team and owned a Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas among other things. Do […]


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