Time Never Fades Away for Johny Barbata
Johny Barbata, drums & Greg Reeves, bass
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Yesterday, we posted on Vinyl Giveaway: Time Fades Away by Neil Young and some of the memories back in 1973. Here's another memory from the Ditch Years.
In an exclusive interview with Human Highway, drummer Johny Barbata talks about his career and drumming with CSNY and other bands.
From Time Never Fades Away for Johny Barbata:
For a while Barbata lived with Neil Young on his ranch. He recalls the trip there.More of exclusive interview on Time Never Fades Away for Johny Barbata.
“I left LA with Neil in a funky old jeep and he was pulling a trailer with some personal belongings. LA was burning so we left,” he said.
In the three weeks he was there Barbata, who is a health nut, turned Young on to a protein drink that he thinks Young still drinks to this day.
“He had this great rocking chair and this dog and he was happy. He always slapped his leg when he was happy, like a hillbilly,” he said. “We’d walk all over his ranch. Crosby, Stills and Nash would stop in and it would turn into a great party.”