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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Neil Young Busking in Glasgow, 1976

Neil Young in the street of Glasgow outside a subway station back in April, 1976 singing the "Old Laughing Lady" on his banjo. The impromptu session took place just prior to Neil's appearance at the the Apollo Theater.

The photo above is where Neil Young was busking 35 years ago, just behind the guy with the bicycle.

Thanks clusterflock!

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At 8/17/2011 09:09:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dave from vancouver wa. says....simply beautiful!!!

At 8/17/2011 09:26:00 AM, Blogger mark said...

....... how refreshing to look @ that crowd in the terminal, and not see one backward turned baseball cap !

At 8/17/2011 05:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats the source of the film? Scott Young was mentioning it in "Neil and me". So is it part of the Archives Vol.II?
Malte, Germany

At 8/17/2011 06:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Thrasher,

sorry, don't know where to post it somewhere else:

But what about Neil and Frank Zappa (he lived in Laurel Canyon for some years as well) - did both ever met or talk about the other?

Malte, Germany

At 8/17/2011 06:37:00 PM, Anonymous GrungeMan said...

Neil wears his hat backwards, Stephen Stills did way back in the 70's, Ralph Molina...

I wear my hat backwards!

What's your point???

At 8/17/2011 10:37:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

@Malte, Germany - unknown
Also, we've never heard of any Frank & Neil intersections. But they would certainly be interesting.

At 8/18/2011 08:47:00 AM, Blogger Jill said...

What an absolute gem this is! Quite bizarre, but hey it`s Neil...

Love the shots of the old laughing lady in the cap too.

Magic, thanks for this Thrasher.

At 8/18/2011 10:37:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

wow - if this is a taste of what Volume II is going to include, then it will be way better than I've imagined. Magic indeed.

Does anyone know if that's the same 6 string banjo he played on 'Love Art Blues' during the 2007 Chrome Dreams II tour?

At 8/18/2011 10:51:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Sorry it was 'Mellow my Mind' that I'm thinking of from 2007 that he played with a 6 string banjo. Same one??

At 8/18/2011 10:54:00 AM, Blogger Thrasher said...

@Jill - magic indeed.
@Jonathan - not sure on banjo. Good question.

At 8/25/2011 12:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The venue is actually Glasgow Central railway station as opposed to the subway.

At 9/05/2011 10:23:00 PM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

"Hallo" to the Neil fan in Malte. I'm not sure about a personal connection or friendship, but I do recall when Frank Zappa was inducted in the R&R HOF, Neil was the absolute very first person to be on his feet, giving the late, great Mr. Zappa a standing O. He seemed very moved and I can still remember watching this and the look on his face. Maybe others might know more on this.

And I have no idea which direction Frank's baseball cap pointed....but I'm sure it was cool!

At 9/17/2011 04:16:00 PM, Anonymous Marc said...

I saw Neil performing at Glasgow Central Station that afternoon. He mentioned how much he enjoyed it at the gig in the evening when he blew eveyone away with Hurricane (before it was offically released). After the third encore and the house lights went up we all sang "We're gonna wait until the moring comes" to no avail. My first and most memorable NY gig though hearing Words live in Nottingham 2009 comes a close second. Marc

At 3/02/2012 07:22:00 AM, Anonymous marc said...


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