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Saturday, June 21, 2014

PHOTO: Cameron Crowe and Neil Young

Neil Young and Cameron Crowe - 1974
Photo by Joel Bernstein
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Neil Young and a young Cameron Crowe. The real life Almost Famous.

Not exactly sure what we have here from And I can't help but think — hyperbolicbliss.

But looks like Manager Elliot Roberts to Neil's right. And a young Cameron Crowe up front. Could that be the infamous "Penny Lane" to Cameron's right?

UPDATE: "This picture was taken on March 16, 1974, in Neil's bus on the way to San Luis Obispo for the Red Wind Foundation Benefit at Cuesta College Auditorium. Also featuring The Eagles, no Eddie Vedder present alas. Photos from the show are on the special edition On The Beach dvd.

Neil played three songs that were to appear on On The Beach: Vampire Blues, Revolution Blues ans Ambulance Blues. Sounds like a bluesy show. More details in Pete Longs wonderful Ghosts On The Road. I don't know if the show was taped, never seen a bootleg of it anyway." (Thanks dickie!)

From Cameron Crowe blog The Uncool:
I first met Neil Young in 1973, on a bus to San Luis Obispo. He had come along to play guitar with the Eagles at a small benefit for the Indian community there. Young sat playing banjo, a grinning cipher in reflector shades. I was instructed not to talk to him, that he had nothing to say. After the show – which climaxed with a fiery “Down By The River” that Young and the Eagles still talk about – Young plopped down in the seat next to mine. His shades were off, and his eyes were dark, sunken shadows below an Indian-like forehead. But they were mischievous, adolescent eyes. Dennis the Menace eyes.

“Hey,” he said, “Bernard Shakey.” We shook hands, and he began to tell me that he was an amateur filmmaker, that he was working on his first film (he was finishing Journey Through The Past at the time) and was a little nervous about it. He talked excitedly, punctuating his words with a smirk. “Tough business. I’d hate to go back to shooting Hyatt House commercials.”

I turned to look out the window, remembering my impression of Neil Young as a depressed loner. Now here he was – a joker. I turned back around. He was gone, of course, and I was right back where I started.
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Rolling Stone: So Hard to Make Arrangements for Yourself, Neil Young interview by Cameron Crowe, 1975

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At 6/21/2014 12:22:00 PM, Blogger dickie said...

On their way to San Luis Obispo, to play a benefit show for a native american community, I think. Also featuring the Eagles. Check Ghosts on the Road. Photos from the show are on the On the Beach dvd special edition package.

At 6/21/2014 01:25:00 PM, Blogger RustnevrSleeps said...

One of my favorite interviews of all time.

At 6/21/2014 02:59:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Im pretty sure that's Eddie Veddar in the isle

At 6/21/2014 09:30:00 PM, Blogger richfeim said...

eddie vedder would have been 11 in 1975

At 6/22/2014 05:26:00 AM, Blogger dickie said...

This picture was taken on March 16, 1974, in Neil's bus on the way to San Luis Obispo for the Red Wind Foundation Benefit at Cuesta College Auditorium. Also featuring The Eagles, no Eddie Vedder present alas. Photos from the show are on the special edition On The Beach dvd.

At 6/22/2014 05:29:00 AM, Blogger dickie said...

Neil played three songs that were to appear on On The Beach: Vampire Blues, Revolution Blues ans Ambulance Blues. Sounds like a bluesy show. More details in Pete Longs wonderful Ghosts On The Road. I don't know if the show was taped, never seen a bootleg of it anyway.

At 6/22/2014 07:52:00 AM, Blogger ralfboe said...

At 6/22/2014 10:19:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks Dickie for the details! updated. :)

At 6/22/2014 01:07:00 PM, Blogger dickie said...

No problem, nice pic. Dickie (aka pieceofcrap)

At 6/23/2014 06:55:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

"special edition On the Beach DVD"...


At 6/23/2014 01:01:00 PM, Blogger dickie said...

@Jonathan: no kidding, man. On The Beach dvd, Warner, 8122-73945-92. Includes the remastered album, photo gallery (San Luis Obispo show), lyrics. Kind of a prequel to the Archives, I guess. I think you can still get it on Amazon.

At 6/23/2014 01:31:00 PM, Blogger dickie said...

Here's a glowing review of the monster:

At 6/23/2014 03:19:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

ok yea I forgot about those DVD audio releases back in 2003-2004...I did pick up Harvest before that format also weaned in popularity & availability


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