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Monday, November 16, 2020

Stevie Nicks On How Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne And CSN Shaped Her Sound | FORBES

Neil Young, Stevie Nicks & Mick Jagger
Ahmet Ertegun Tribute - Backstage 
Rose Theatre, Time Warner Center 
New York City, New York United States 
April 17, 2007 
Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com 


Stevie Nicks, like many artists, was influenced by -- amongst others -- Neil Young's music.

From an interview "Stevie Nicks On How Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne And CSN Shaped Her Sound" | FORBES by Steve Baltin:

FORBES: What have you been listening to during this time?

Stevie Nicks: I love Neil Young. 

I've been listening to a lot of Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young and Joni Mitchell and just that whole era of people. Buffalo Springfield in the last seven, eight months. I've been listening to a lot of their music on my Sonos and it makes me happy. 

And I've decided that Neil Young was actually a lot more...he wrote a lot of very loving love ballads. He was not only the huge rock and roll crazy guy that I always thought. There are so many ballads I've gone, "Wow, you know what? You're just a big pussycat. I can't believe it."

No wonder they chose him to come into Crosby, Stills And Nash. They wanted somebody like the Eagles wanted Joe Walsh, they wanted somebody that would have that heavy hand. 

But then when you listen to something like "Slowpoke" or some of these amazing songs, I've been blown away over the last couple of months listening to his ballads going like, "This guy, really seriously, in a way, wanted to be in love."

Full interview "Stevie Nicks On How Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne And CSN Shaped Her Sound" | FORBES by Steve Baltin.

Note, the photo above is from  the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute by CSNY.

Also, see 50 Reasons Why Neil Young's Music Matters.

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Bob, Neil & Eric 


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4 Comments:

At 11/17/2020 08:17:00 AM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Thrasher, cool photo. Thanks for helping me through COVID times. Hope you are well.

 
At 11/17/2020 09:54:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks Abner, all's healthy & well TW land.
btw, the image is interesting in that neil is looking @ Stevie, Stevie is looking @ Mick and Mick is looking @ Neil.
those rock stars!?
peace

 
At 11/17/2020 10:43:00 AM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

ha ha ha, I really did not notice the details, but you are right! What a strange land, rock star land. Fame, fortune, adulation, and then decline, irrelevance, etc.. (for many). My grandfather said to me when I was about ten to avoid anything to do with fame. He said "your name should appear in the paper exactly twice- when you are born and when you die."

 
At 11/17/2020 08:58:00 PM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

Neil and Stevie are both looking at Mick.

 

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