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Saturday, July 02, 2005

Live8 Finale: Neil Young Rocks the Free World

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Neil Young Closes Live8 Concert in Canada


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Neil & Friends: Keep on Rockin in the Free World!


The Live8 concerts ended with Neil Young and an all-star finale of "Rockin' In The Free World". Quite a fitting conclusion for a day in music history. It was the second performance of the song in the day. Earlier, Maroon 5 played RITFW in Philadelphia.

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Neil Young, Buckcherry's Josh Todd & Gordon Lightfoot


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Neil Young sings "When God Made Me"
"Did God give me my voice so that others could silence me?"


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Neil and the Fisk University Jubilee Choir

Neil performed a new song called "When God Made Me" on grand piano. He was accompanied by the Fisk University Jubilee Choir. Gorgeous, heartfelt lyrics. Sharry transcribes the lyrics on Rust@Yahoo!:
"When God made me

Was he planning only for believers
Or for those who just have faith?
Did he envision all the wars
That were fought in his name?
Did he say there was only one way
To be close to him?"

"When God Made Me" (lyrics)
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Neil and Pegi on "Four Strong Winds"


Neil and his wife Pegi opened with the Ian Tyson song, "Four Strong Winds".

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A spontaneous "Oh Canada" closes the day


Here's a BitTorrent of Neil's Live8 set on Rust Radio.

More Live8 Concert Reports and photos.


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9 Comments:

At 7/02/2005 11:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil is back! What a great mini set from our man.

Plus he finally jammed with a fellow Canadian he should invite to Bridge next year.
Here is the link to the picture-

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/en/053105liveaidconcert/im:/050703/ids_photos_en/r3591713974.jpg;_ylt=Au0AnhhQvvoBmFbIjr07Fmt.KcMA;_ylu=X3oDMTA5bGcyMWMzBHNlYwNzc25hdg--?sp=-1&lsp=3000

Heath
http://rustedshut.50megs.com

 
At 7/03/2005 05:37:00 AM, Blogger juanpierre said...

That was a great ending for a great concert.
Does anybody have a good quality audio(or video) of Neil's appearance (no 64k wma)?

 
At 7/03/2005 03:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it sucks they didnt show neil

 
At 7/05/2005 09:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm actually upset because I sat and watched 8 hours of Shakira and Jay Z just because I thought in the end I would see Neil. I can't believe that in the US, MTV and VH1 would rather show Destiny's Child and Linkin Park than a living legend like Neil. How sad...

 
At 7/06/2005 09:04:00 PM, Blogger Circleface said...

great blog, and i love the site!
i just found this place this past weekend, i was looking for neil at live8 info/pics/video.

man if i could i would buy you beers right now.

keep up the great work.

 
At 7/07/2005 04:39:00 PM, Anonymous Ron Pierce - Sailor's Refuge said...

Neil's tunes are now listed under "Toronto".
Ride On!

 
At 7/08/2005 11:18:00 PM, Blogger Capitola said...

Great blog! The pics, wow!!!! I was searching for the lyrics for WGMM and found you and my fellow rustie, you are *so* bookmarked.

Be the rain!

 
At 7/12/2005 11:26:00 PM, Anonymous RUSS MABRY said...

THIS IS EXCELLENT NEWS!!!! I WASN'T SURE HOW NEIL WAS DOING! I'M SO HAPPY TO KNOW NEIL IS SINGING AND PERFORMING AGAIN!!! NEIL, TO LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU HURT,WE ALL FEEL YOUR PAIN,YOUR HEART IS IN HEARTS OF THE WORLD.KEEP WRITING,KEEP SINGING,KEEP PLAYING FOR YOURSELF AND THE WORLD.THANK YOU FOR ALL THE MUSIC!COME BACK TO PORTLAND,OR SOON!

 
At 7/13/2005 04:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great site. I was also looking for WGMM. I had caught it on the local NPR channel and was looking for where to get a copy.. Hope Neil
records it soon.

 

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