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Shakey: Neil Young's Biography

Shakey: Neil Young's Biography

Author: Jimmy McDonough
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Neil Young is one of rock and roll's most important, influential and enigmatic figures, an intensely reticent artist who has granted no writer access to his inner sanctum - until now. "Shakey" is the whole story of Young's incredible life and career: from his childhood in Canada to the founding of folk-rock pioneers Buffalo Springfield, the bleary conglomeration of Crazy Horse and the monstrous success of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; to the depths of the Tonight's The Night depravity and the Geffen years; and Young's unprecedented nineties comeback. "Shakey" (the title refers to one of Young's many aliases) is also the compelling human story of a lonely kid for whom inside music was the only outlet, a driven yet tortured figure who controlled his epilepsy via mind over matter, an oddly passionate model train mogul who, inspired by his own son't struggle with cerebral palsy, became a major activist in the quest to help those with the condition. This long awaited, unprecedented story of a rock n roll legend is uniquely told through the interwoven voices of McDonough - biographer, critic, historian, obsessive fan - and the ever cantankerous (but slyly funny) Young himself.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099443582
  • : penguin random house
  • : Vintage
  • : January 2003
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jimmy McDonough
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 704