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Neil and Me

3.92  ·  Rating Details  ·  157 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Scott Young chronicles his son's early years in and around Toronto and Winnipeg and his rise from journeyman, musician to superstar in the 1960s and 1970s. The frequent occasions when Scott and Neil's paths have crossed - from backstage meetings and family get-togethers to a sold-out appearance at Carnegie Hall - give a fascinating portrait of an enigmatic star.
Hardcover, 259 pages
Published by McClelland & Stewart (first published April 1st 1986)
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Jesse
Sep 26, 2012 Jesse rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably unique in the world of rock memoirs, "Neil and Me" is a bio of an artist written by his own father -- and, until the publication of Jimmy McDonugh's "Shakey" in 2003, probably even the definitive one. "Neil and Me" is incredibly warm when covering Neil himself, but rather dry when detailing Neil's music otherwise, especially the sex/drugs/rock & roll aspects of his career. For better or worse, "Shakey" both fills in the missing pieces (especially in regards to Neil's mother, Rassy) ...more
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Jan 26, 2009 Rustinhead rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Parents of creative kids (really all parents) + Rusties
Recommended to Rustinhead by: Rusties
Daddy went walkin'...
Sarah Vanden Bosch
It's written by his dad who is a writer. Pretty easy read, flows well and is interesting.
David
Jun 30, 2010 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this-tender and well written; turns out his son his a famous musician!
Mark Thurston
Dec 20, 2015 Mark Thurston rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having grown up in the Omemee area and a fan of Neil I really enjoyed this book. A father's insight on a great artist.
Matt Durant
Mar 25, 2013 Matt Durant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting g POV that only Neil's father could have. Some gem stories in here.
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Scott Alexander Young was a Canadian journalist, sportswriter, novelist and the father of musician Neil Young. Over his career, Young wrote 45 books, including novels and non-fiction for adult and youth audiences.

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