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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

 

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We\'re having a good time tonight, but we\'re going to kill a lot of people next week.
by -- veteran rocker NEIL YOUNG, departing from his scripted on-stage remarks at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

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