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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Photo of the Moment: Neil Young Riverboat Coffee House, 1965 Yorkville, Toronto

Neil Young
Riverboat Coffee House, Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario - 1965
Photo by Manfred Buchheit
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Some vintage Neil Young photos at the Riverboat Coffee House, 1965 Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario by Manfred Buchheit over on Purple Words on a Grey Background.

the riverboat WAS rocking in the rain ...

Also, see NYA Question of the Moment: Riverboat Recordings.

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At 7/22/2012 09:03:00 AM, Anonymous Matt said...

Journey through the past...

At 7/22/2012 09:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone shoulda sent that to Neil for the Archives Vol. 1.
I'm sure he wasn't aware of this photo. And it seems to prove that he played there more than once in 1965 as he's wearing different clothes than the other picture that exists.


At 7/22/2012 10:49:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Rock'n the sideburns - he looks just like his Old Man! And the handsome Ben Young, too!!!!

At 7/22/2012 11:24:00 AM, Blogger SONY said...

well Hello Mr Soul

At 7/22/2012 11:49:00 AM, Blogger asg said...

wow...and a Gibson acoustic !

At 7/22/2012 12:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually it's a Guild. According to rusties decetives on FB, "This seems to be a Guild F-50. A top of of the line guitar those day. I wonder how Neil could have afforded this guitar. He had to sell his car and to work in a book store to pay back his father's loan. So I guess he had borrowed this Guild. Here's the model:é

At 7/22/2012 12:27:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

The pick guard, bridge, and saddle are Guild...

At 7/22/2012 12:31:00 PM, Blogger asg said...

oops, my bad...shoulda enlarged the photo before making any guesses...

At 7/22/2012 12:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cutie!

At 7/22/2012 02:16:00 PM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

Yay, great photo. Neil was such a handsome young man.

At 7/22/2012 03:34:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

LOL asg, I had to take look closer when you said Gibson! Did Neil know any of the Hawks? They were just coming into popularity. Maybe he borrowed it from Rick Danko?

At 7/22/2012 03:48:00 PM, Blogger asg said...

well, it's definitely not a Martin...and (I don't think) the Taylor had been "born"'s like that Harvest-era photo of Neil playing a Strat; it's not...logical...

At 7/22/2012 03:56:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Asg, you didn't see the other photos on PurpleWord's blog - the headstock confirms it's a Guild f50... take a looky, bro.

At 7/22/2012 04:14:00 PM, Blogger Sharry said...

Very cool! I dig Neil's white turtleneck. Very stylish! ;)


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