The Story Behind the Video: Neil Young Busking in Glasgow, 1976: The Story Behind the Footage | Open Culture
By now, most folks have seen the rare footage of Neil Young Busking in Glasgow, 1976.
So here's the story behind the video.
From Neil Young Busking in Glasgow, 1976: The Story Behind the Footage | Open Culture:
The day was April 2, 1976. Neil Young was flying into Glasgow, and a local camera crew was waiting at the airport to meet him. Director Murray Grigor and cinematographer David Peat had been hired by Young through his record company. As they waited there, at the airport, they had no idea what to expect.
“The irony,” Peat told Open Culture, “is that neither Murray or myself were particularly knowledgeable about the rock world, and we knew little of this guy Neil Young. So we turned up at the airport in sports jackets and ties to meet him!”
Young’s scheduled flight from London arrived, but he wasn’t on it. When a second flight came in, Peat and Grigor watched anxiously as all the passengers cleared the terminal. Still no Young. Finally, said Peat, “this tall bloke in a long coat came ambling down the corridor.” The filmmakers introduced themselves to Young and asked what he wanted.
“Just give me some funky shit footage,” said Young.
From Neil Young Busking in Glasgow, 1976: The Story Behind the Footage | Open Culture.