Neil Young's Biography

Book - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
Neil Young is one of rock and roll’s most important and enigmatic figures, a legend from the sixties who is still hugely influential today. He has never granted a writer access to his inner life – until now. Based on six years of interviews with more than three hundred of Young’s associates, and on more than fifty hours of interviews with Young himself, Shakey is a fascinating, prodigious account of the singer’s life and career. Jimmy McDonough follows Young from his childhood in Canada to his cofounding of Buffalo Springfield to the huge success of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to his comeback in the nineties. Filled with never-before-published words directly from the artist himself, Shakey is an essential addition to the top shelf of rock biographies.

Baker & Taylor
A chronicle of the enigmatic performer reveals his lonely childhood, struggle with epilepsy, role as a father to a child with cerebral palsy, efforts as an awareness advocate, and achievements as a musician and band member.

Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, 2002
ISBN: 0649311939
Characteristics: xii, 786 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Neil Young's biography


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Oct 25, 2013

I read the hard-copy version of this. I resisted reading this book for a long time, thinking it might be yet another sleazy expose'. I was happily surprised to find a well-written, well-balanced book on one of rock's most beloved, prolific and important artists. Inspiring at times. The author seems to have an intimate, friendly relationship with his subject.

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