San Francisco & Neil Young

San Francisco , officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the financial, cultural, and transportation center of the San Francisco Bay Area, a region of 7.5 million people which includes San Jose and Oakland. Neil Percival Young, OC, OM (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of his generation. 5.0/5

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On this day in 1976, The Band made their final performance; 'The Last Waltz' held on American Thanksgiving Day, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The show also featured Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton and others. The event was filmed by director Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary of the same name, released in 1978. .Ben
OTHER STUFF SEPT 22 1958, After receiving special permission from the US Army, Elvis Presley gave one last press conference at the Military Ocean Terminal in Brooklyn. He then joined the rest of the 3rd Armored Division on the USS General Randall for a voyage to Bremerhaven, Germany. 1965, San Francisco band The Great Society, featuring Grace Slick and her then-husband Jerry Slick on drums, made their live debut at The Coffee Gallery, North Beach, California. 1979, Def Leppard had their first major live review when UK music weekly Melody Maker reviewed a gig the band had played in Wolverhampton. With a 15 year-old drummer the band had just released their debut 3-track single. 1980 : Geffen Records is formed. 1984, Former lead singer of the Babies, John Waite went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Missing You'. 1985, The first Farm Aid benefit concert was held before a crowd of 80,000 people at the Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. Organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, the ...
Graham Nash, of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has a new book out, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life. And that means he’s doing interviews, many interviews. A couple of weeks ago, he spent an excellent hour on The Howard Stern Show (seriously). Next, it was off to chat with the more cerebral Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air. In the midst of the interview (listen online here), Gross asked Nash to talk about his friendship with Neil Young, a man Nash has called “the strangest of my friends.” Just what makes him strange? Nash explains: The man is totally committed to the muse of music. And he’ll do anything for good music. And sometimes it’s very strange. I was at Neil’s ranch one day just south of San Francisco, and he has a beautiful lake with red-wing blackbirds. And he asked me if I wanted to hear his new album, “Harvest.” And I said sure, let’s go into the studio and listen. Oh, no. That’s not what Neil had in mind. He said get into the rowboat. I said get into the rowboat? He said, yeah ...
Concerts 11/25 - 1976 At the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, The Band plays their last concert, which is filmed by Martin Scorsese and released as the classic concert movie The Last Waltz. Guest performers include Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, and Neil Young.
1968 - Cream perform the first of two farewell shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall. 1969 - John Lennon returns his MBE (Member of the British Empire). “I am returning this MBE in protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam, and against “Cold Turkey” slipping down the charts.” 1971 - The surviving Doors tell Rolling Stone magazine they plan to continue despite lead singer Jim Morrison’s death earlier in the year. But they are only able to produce two lackluster albums before pulling the plug. 1972 - Mark Duane Morton, lead guitarist for Lamb Of God, has a birthday. 1976 - “The Last Waltz,” The Band’s Thanksgiving Day farewell concert before splitting (for the first time), is at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Filmed by director Martin Scorsese, the concert also features Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Neil Young and even Ringo Starr. 1978 - The Cars’ "My Best Friend’s Girl" is the first commercially rele ...
My sweet cousin, Judi Jones gave me the of all numbers! Thanks Judi! 1. My mother's water broke two months early during a bowling tournament my father and his brothers were in. When the nurse came in to the waiting room, my father asked if it was a boy or a girl. The nurse answered "Yes." 2. The only way you can tell my brother and I are twins is by our middle names. Danny Dee & Lori Lee. I was born with blond hair and blue eyes, Danny is brown/brown. 3. In the 6th grade I was the second tallest kid in class at 5'7", Danny was the second shortest at 4'9" (he didn't outgrow me until our Junior year in High School) 4. The summer of my freshman year in High School 1973 was my best for concerts. In June I saw LED ZEPPELIN in San Francisco. In July I saw together LYNYRD SKYNYRD, THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND & THE Allman Brothers Band at the Oakland Colloseum. And in August I got to see PINK FLOYD'S DARK SIDE OF THE MOON tour in Oakland! 5. The 4th of July 1975 I went to a party at Neil Young's ranch in La Honda, . ...
On this Day 10/21, In Rock News: 1976 The Led Zeppelin movie The Song Remains The Same opens in New York City. 1980 The Philadelphia Phillies win their first World Series in their 98-year history, defeating the Kansas City Royals in six games. 1989 "Glamour Boys" by Living Colour, with *** Jagger on backing vocals, peaks at Number 31 on the pop chart. 1995 Blind Melon lead singer Shannon Hoon dies of a cocaine overdose on the band's tour bus, in New Orleans, at the age of 27. 1998 Alice Cooper's music-publishing company files a copyright-infringement suit against Kiss members Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick, among others, claiming that the Kiss song "Dreamin'" is a knockoff of Cooper's "I'm Eighteen." The case is settled out of court in 1999. 2003 Rush In Rio by Rush is released as both a two-disc DVD and a triple-CD. 2003 Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith dies at the age of 34 from what is apparently a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest. 2006 Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit kicks off outside S ...
October 4, 1973: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young perform together for the first time in two years--unofficially. The concert was held at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, is actually a Stephen Stills and Manassas show. However, Graham Nash and David Crosby walk on stage and then later are joined by Neil Young for a 50 minute set. Page by Cliff Walk
June 24th 2003: Boston guitarist Tom Scholz filed a lawsuit against Artemis Records for $4 million alleging that the label failed to properly promote their fifth album Corporate America which was released the previous November. 2000: Kiss began a two day auction of various stage props, instruments & costumes worn & used throughout their career, bringing in over $875,000 on this day. 1999: The 1956 sunburst Fender Eric Clapton composed “Layla” on sold for $497, 500 during a charity auction to raise money for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. The 100 guitars Clapton put up for auction raised over $5 million. 1995: During a Pearl Jam concert at The Polo Field in San Francisco, Eddie Vedder called the concert short complaining of the stomach flu. Neil Young would come out to finish the show, but many Pearl Jam fans weren’t happy. 1995: Pink Floyd’s third live album Pulse debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & spent o ...
"Short sharp and blistering punk salvos from the mercurial Ryder Havdale–led band. Mesh the grunge fried sound of Neil Young with Nick Cave at...
Sweetwater Café in Mill Valley just north of San Francisco is about the size of a living room. It hosts spectacular shows such as last night's Jorma Kaukonen's (f Jefferson Airplane & Hot Tuna) with Bob Weir (The Grateful Dead) acoustic performance. If you're travelling to the Bay Area, check out what's going on at Sweetwater's in Mill Valley. It has happened that Neil Young, Springsteen and other little people have appeared with a guitar, or a beer or sometimes both. Just in case...
This day in rock (Jan 14th): 1960 - G.I. Elvis Presley was promoted to the rank of sergeant. 1966 - David Bowie released his first single, “Can’t Help Thinking About Me” on Parlophone Records. 1967 - Jefferson Airplane played at the Human Be-In in San Francisco. Speakers included Jerry Rubin, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Timothy Leary. Attendants to the event were asked to bring food, flowers, feathers, beads, bells and banners. 1978 - Sex Pistols played to a sold-out crowd at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. As the show ended, Johnny Rotten asked the audience, “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” and walked out on the band. 1995 - Pearl Jam took the stage with Neil Young in Washington DC for a Voters for Choice benefit. 2004 - Jack White of The White Stripes pled not guilty to assaulting Von Bondies singer Jason Stollsteimer. White maintained that he was acting in self-defense.
Just watched a documentary on Palladia called "The Last Waltz". It was about a farewell concert by "The Band" in San Francisco in 1976. Guest artists included, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Neil Young, The Staples, Neil Diamond, Joni Mitchell, Paul Butterfield, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr and Bob Dylan. It was incredible. A must see. Oh, and the director of the documentary? Martin Scorsese!!!
Leave tomorrow on the Icons of America tour for a month. Driving from Boston to Seattle via New York, Washington, Harpers Ferry (Appalachian Trail HQ), Gettysburg, Chicago, Route 66 to San Francisco, and then Seattle. Seeing live Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and Bob Dylan shows on the way.
Jack White, Neil Young, Guns and Roses, Gary Clark Jr, Ray Lamontagne and Foster the People in San Francisco. All happening next weekend... Yep! I'm all in! Rewards of being a Health Coach got to love it!
Neil Young & Crazy Horse performing "Love and Only Love" live at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco on Friday August 10, 2012. Watch the attacking h...
Thank you to all who took a few moments to wish me a happy birthday last week. I was in San Francisco for nine days, and got to see Neil Young play in Golden Gate Park on my birthday. Had a great day! Thanks again.
Highlights, surprises and pictures from Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA from August 10 to 12, featuring Neil Young, Metallica, Big Gigantic and more.
I had the most epic vacation in San Francisco going to the Outside Lands Music Festival and spending time with my brother Paul and his partner Sarah. Saw Foo Fighters, Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Explosions in the Sky, Alabama Shakes, Norah Jones, Franz Ferdinand, Regina Spektor, Electric Guest, Jack White, and Stevie Wonder.
Neil Young Mettalica and Stevie Wonder were headliners at The Outside Lands Festival this past weekend in Golden Gate Park . I read 180,000 people showed up over the 3 days. By the time I looked it was sold out. I guess it was very cold Friday night. 30 miles away from the park temps were in the 100's so a lot of people showed up thinking the city would be warm. Never go to San Francisco without warm clothes.
It's the end of Day 4 of the Outside Lands trip, and I've seen the mind-blowing Rio Grande Gulch in Taos, explored the Bellagio and Caesar's Palace in Vegas, stayed at a Travellodge in Dookietown,USA, and tonight I got to see Andrew Bird, Beck, and Antibalas (among others) in San Francisco. Finishing up Day 4, I saw Neil Young with Crazy Horse, played card games at a Frisco Irish Pub, and walked the night streets of San Francisco with good musician friends. Tomorrow should be fun, too.
Jacky just called and he said they're almost there lol. They gonna proceed to Golden Gate Park & watch the band called "Justice" and missed Neil Young coz he's already playing as we speak. Thank you Lord for your guidance and ask to still continue to protect them and be with them throughout the duration of this weekend's music festival in San Francisco. More artists/musicians performing tomorrow or Sunday like Stevie Wonder,Foo Fighters etc. And Lord, as they go also to their resting place Wharf, may you keep them safe and sound. Thank you Lord for your love & mercy amen.
Living in the Bay Area is great, but sometimes there's an embarrassment of riches. This weekend, I need to choose among four major music festivals. San Francisco has Outside Lands, with Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Norah Jones and many, many more. Santa Cruz has the 50th Anniversary of the Cabrillo Music Festival, with some very interesting modern classical performances. Down in Hollister is the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, which is always fun. Finally just a mile away is the San Jose Jazz Festival, with Dianne Reeves, Wayne Henderson, Terence Blanchard, etc. How can I possibly decide?
Of Monsters and Men and Tennis are among five bands worth a look on Neil Young day at Outside Lands in San Francisco.
OK. I'm a little overwhelmed. We actually get to see Stevie Wonder and Neil Young, Jack White, Foo Fighters, City and Colour, Andrew Bird, Reggie Watts, and the Kills...under the San Francisco sky! Talk about a dream coming true.
Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from Aug. 10-12.
I was reading the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine last night when I came across an ad for a huge concert being held in San Francisco in August. And lone behold with names like Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Nora Jones, Metallica and Skrillex also performing is South Africa's Die Antword. Now out of all the brilliant Artists and Band's that South Africa has produced over the years who would ever of thought that a band like Die Antword would be making waves world wide. There must be some truth in their song "I Fink U Freeky and I Like U A Lot"! Honestly, what is this world coming to?
Neil Young Canadian rock legend Neil Young has suffered to stay green. In November of 2010, Young's converted hybrid car sparked a warehouse fire in San Francisco, destroying some of his vintage guitars and memorabilia. It wasn't his first time using eco-friendly transportation, as his 2004 North American Tour ran entirely on biodiesel.
Grateful Dead perform Forever Young with Neil Young on vocals and guitar at the Bill Graham Memorial Concert "Laughter, Love, and Music" in San Francisco, CA
When I was 16 years old I saw a little blurb in the paper about a concert at Winterland in San Francisco. I wanted to go so bad. There would be tons of great musicians. It was an all night event on Thanksgiving complete with turkey dinner and breakfast the next morning. My mother would only agree to let me go if my brother went with me. My brother would not go with me. That concert was the "Last Waltz". Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Diamond, Van Morrison so many greats were there for the Band's last concert. A few Years Later by brother took me to see the movie and boy did he regret not taking me to that concert.
Jersey Judy...another festival, this in San Francisco...Metallica, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters (whatever) Stevie Wonder... *** and some other whacks I could care less about! This is getting to be a sick joke...I'm not laughing...Mary Zona
Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young top San Francisco's Outside ...: The three-day music extravaganza will take place Aug. 10-12 in ...
The complete lineup for this year's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival has been announced after clues to some of the acts were revealed days before. The annual San Francisco fest, to be held Aug. 10-12 at Golden Gate Park, features a bill led by Metallica, Stevie Wonder, the Foo Fighters, Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Jack White. Beck, Norah Jones, Skrillex, Justice, Sigur Ros, Regina Spektor, Passion Pit, Dispatch, The Kills, Andrew Bird, Grandaddy, Bloc Party, Explosions in the Sky, Santigold, Franz Ferdinand, MSTRKRFT and fun. are among the acts slated to perform during the three-day event. Big Boi, who was on the lineup last year returns after he failed to perform. The rest of the artists include: Rebolution, Die Antwoord, Fitz and the Tantrums, Portugal. the Man, Amadou & Mariam, Wolfgang Gartner, The Walkmen, Dr. Dog, Washed Out, City and Colour, Alabama Shakes, Two Gallants, Of Monsters and Men, Mimosa, Reggie Watts, Trampled By Turtles, Tame Impala, Jovanotti, Thee Oh Sees, The Be Good Tanyas, G ...
METALLICA is among the artists who will headline the 2012 edition of Outside Lands Festival, set to take place August 10-12 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Also scheduled to appear are Stevie Wonder, NEIL YOUNG AND Crazy Horse, Skrillex, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Beck, SIGUR RÓS, FUN., JUSTICE,...
Outside Lands Music Festival is the most recent festival to announce its lineup. But its quite the lineup! Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White, The Foo Fighters, Beck, Skrillex, Sigur Ros, Grandaddy, Big Boi and many more will be in San Francisco this August, will you?
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