Old Man Us
July 30, 2010
We’re getting older, no doubt ’bout that.
Neil Young played his and my hometown on Monday and Tuesday. The picture above is from The Winnipeg Free Press and was taken at the Monday show, just after Neil learned that his long time friend and musical partner, Ben Kieth, had passed away earlier in the day at Neil’s ranch in Cal (read story).
Ben was working with Pegi on her new album. Below is the set list from a Young concert I went to at The Forum during his “Time fades Away” tour way back in 1973. I still occasionally see the friend I went with and he calls THAT show the best he’s ever been to. Ever. The best Jerry, the best!
Ben was there too that night and remained a part of Neil’s life until his passing.
Neil Young set list January 18 1973 – only 8 songs…..(he played 16 Monday)
01-18-1973, Forum de Montreal, Montreal , Quebec , Canada
Tell Me Why
Heart Of Gold
Don’t Be Denied
Are You Ready For The Country?
Band : The Stray Gators
Neil Young – vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica
Ben Keith – pedal steel guitar, vocals
Jack Nitzsche – keyboards
Tim Drummond – bass
Kenny Buttrey – drums
Ticket : $5.25 CD
set list site: http://www.sugarmtn.org/years/73nysets.html
OLD MAN – Neil Young – 1971
click here to view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vef03k5i8VI&feature=avmsc2
Listen to (music only) BKs sweet mellow steel on Neil’s Albequerque.
Another great BK steel show on this recording (Ry Cooder played the lap slide on “Dirty Life and Times” and “Prison Grove”) by Mr Warren Zevon from his album The Wind, released in August 2003, only 2 weeks before Warren went to set up for that “helluva” band in R&R heaven.
Warren Zevon – Knock-Knock-Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Youtube post by MetroidfanCNC
photo from Neil Young News