HAPPY 75 To The Living Country And Rock Legend NEIL YOUNG!

12 November 2020

NEIL PERCIVAL YOUNG was born on 12 November 1945 in Toronto, Canada.

Happy 75 to a living legend with the rock ‘n’ roll heart of a young gunslinger.
He released about a thousand albums since 1963. He worked solo, he regularly
recorded with his electrifying pals Crazy Horse and played a couple of years,
a long time ago, with three other memorable voices, Crosby Stills & Nash
and with Buffalo Springfield.

And he’s not finished yet. His Archives seem to be inexhaustible. And if it wasn’t
for the nasty pandemic, he was definitely on a stage somewhere on the planet.

And of course, here at Turn Up The Volume‘s home, it’s also a Neil Young Day.
With three of my favorite albums: Tonight’s The Night (1975), On The Beach (1974)
and Sleeps With Angels (1994)…

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NEIL YOUNG: Bio – Discography

NEIL YOUNG Released Darksome ‘ON THE BEACH’ Album 45 Years Ago…

15 July 1974

All time legend NEIL YOUNG released ON THE BEACH, his fifth longplayer, 45 years ago, on 16 July 1974. A darksome blues record inspired by troubled times, professionally and personally, for the iconic singer/songwriter. For the fans, like me, one of his most affecting achievements. Human, honest and wholehearted. Cutting songs, gripping vocals. Gloomy masterwork, captivating performances.

The world is turnin’,
I hope it don’t turn away

Rolling Stone said: “For many, many years, On the Beach was Neil Young’s great lost album. The LP didn’t generate a lot of heat when it came out in 1974, and Young didn’t release it on CD until 2003. Its absence from the marketplace turned it into somewhat of a mythical album, and those who dug it up in the pre-Internet days discovered an incredibly depressing album about the perils of fame. The opener ‘Walk On’ confronts Young’s critics, while the creepy ‘Revolution Blues’ is told from the perspective of a Charles Manson-like serial killer. Side two is a more serene affair. ‘Ambulance Blues’ and ‘On the Beach’ are two of the strongest songs Young has ever written, and two of the saddest.”

Album in full…

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NEIL YOUNG: Facebook – All Albums