John Entwistle Covers "Cinnamon Girl"
After yesterday's post on Tom Jones joining CSNY on "Long Time Gone" which blew some folk's minds (including ours), here's another surprise...
... The Who's John Entwistle covering Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl".
This was a bonus track that on the CD release of Entwistle's solo album "Smash Your Head Against The Wall". The cover of the album is the first image you see on the video. The album was originally released in May 1971, not long after Young's version with Crazy Horse was released. Entwistle's cover is an out-take.
As for other Who connections with Neil Young?
Here's another interesting musical intersection: Pete Townshend and Neil Young.
This is from Pete Townshend's blog Pete's Diary in 2005:
"[Neil Young] is such an inspiration to people like me who sometimes feel I have lost my way in rock 'n' roll. He takes huge chances sometimes in his creative projects, the biggest risk probably being when he chooses to go out on tour with Crosby, Stills and Nash, bless their collected genius.
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