Neil Young Austin City Limits 1984

Of all the musicians who laid down The Soundtrack for us Boomers (we know who we are), Neil has probably stayed closer to the ideals of the ’60’s than anyone. I salute him for that, and for his constant search for newness, freshness, and vitality. Neil has done it the way it should be done. Neil’s been an inspiration of mine ever since I found his first two solo albums in a used records bin at a second hand furniture store in Dallas in 1969. “Hmmm”, I thought, “didn’t he used to be with Buffalo Springfield?” No one in Dallas had heard of him then, so it was like all those great songs were for me, their discoverer, alone…and I continue to feel that way. It still seems, for example, only I know about his early song, “The Loner”, one of the true Classic rock songs. Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World, Neil….some of us are still rockin’ right along with you.

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