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Rare Neil photo in Vanity Fair

Carinthia West photo from Vanity Fair

Carinthia West photo from Vanity Fair

The new issue of Vanity Fair features the work of Carinthia West and her photographs from the 1970s, including a rare photo of Neil Young driving one of his vintage cars, a Cadillac affectionately named “Pearl.”

Her star-studded work includes Mick Jack, Keith Richards, Rod Stewart, Carly Simon and a variety of movie stars.

The photo of Neil was taken at Woodside, Calif in 1976. She writes:

“This photo of Neil Young was taken at his ranch as he was driving past in his vintage Cadillac, lovingly nicknamed Pearl. In my opinion, Neil is one of the most powerful and charismatic presences in rock and roll. He is a man who commands respect yet at the same time has a hugely playful sense of humor. In this shot, he was leaning out the car window, with that big Canadian smile, to crack a joke about my English accent. I was riding one of his horses, so I’m glad the shot is in focus and I didn’t drop the camera.”

Read more at: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2013/10/mick-jagger-carly-simon-anjelica-huston-rare-photos

 

 

 

Squires memorabilia – backstage auctions

Here is a music memorabilia website called Backstage Auctions (www.backstageauctions.com) and they currently have a ‘Rock & Pop’ auction going on that contains over 700 lots, including five that are dedicated to Neil Young. What makes four of the five lots newsworthy is that they are consigned by the family of Bob Clark; the drummer of The Squires between 1964 and 1965. Included is an original drum head, postcards written from the road, as well as several fantastic photos, showing Neil Young in his truly early days.

Go here for a direct link to the Neil Young collectibles:

backstageauctions.com/catalog/neil-young/ac/0/754/

 

Neil Young in Milwaukee for daughter’s wedding celebration

Singer-songwriter Neil Young will be in the Milwaukee area next week for the pre-wedding ceremonies of his daughter Amber Jean Young to a man with local ties, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday.

The parents of the groom live in Menomonee Falls.

The wedding takes place in July in San Francisco, but  pre- and post-wedding events will be held locally, according to the groom’s father, chair and professor of economics at Marquette University. Young and his wife Pegi will be attending.

The groom, who was born in Kentucky and attended Brookfield Academy, is an investment banker in San Francisco. The bride is an artist in the San Francisco area.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/207568071.html

Rassy Ragland-Mother of an Icon

4898120The Winnebago Free Press offers a glimpse into the life of Neil Young’s mother, Rassy Ragland, who was a panelist on a a popular quiz show.

The article states: “Rassy Young was a truly unique character. “She was absolutely herself and I enjoyed her immensely,” recalled friend Nola Halter. “She was so funny, marvellously witty and very zany. She had a little blue English car which she drove in the wrong gear, in the wrong speed, in the middle of two lanes, swearing her head off at all these other drivers who got in her way. The road was hers.”

She bought Neil a Gretsch guitar and a Fender amplifier when requests to his father were rebuffed.

“She was absolutely hilarious when she phoned me and told me that Neiler had bought a hearse [Mort],” laughed Nola. “In that droll manner she had she said, ‘Well, if that’s what the kid wants.'”

It’s fitting that Neil seems so comfortable in the limelight these days: concert tours, talk shows about his book, documentary films, cruising the country in his Lincvolt. His parents were both celebrities, his father Scott Young, a Canadian writer/broadcaster.

Read more at: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/mother-of-an-icon-202890141.html

 

Could Neil have ended communism?

Neil Young is listed among musicians who were part of a U.S. plan to thwart communism.

According to the Telegraph, communications from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, published by  Wikileaks, suggested sending high profile rock and country music acts on tour, and also named artists Neil Young, Crosby Still & Nash and Carly Simon as potential performers to be approached.

Read more by Nick Allen in Los Angeles:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/bob-dylan/9983254/How-the-US-nearly-turned-to-Bob-Dylan-to-destroy-communism.html

 

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Random Quote

Neil: These days it\'s all about closure of this and that for me. I have too many things to finish. How can I move on until I clean that slate? My film Human Highway [made in 1982] is one of those things. It should be available to the public. Dean Stockwell and Russell Tamblyn, my old friends from Topanga Canyon, and Dennis Hopper, a good old friend, were in this movie with me, and we wrote the dialogue as we went along. It is the dorkiest damn movie ever, and it walks a very fine line right on the edge of being too dorky. Some may say it falls over that line. The film was never put to rest to my satisfaction. When I finish something, I want it to be right, or as right as it can be.
by --Neil Young, 2012 interview with Costco

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