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Neil and Me
Neil and Me
by Scott Young
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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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
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.More about Scott Young...