RIFF-it good. Add Comment. Everybody's Talkin' 2. Everything Happens 3. Faretheewell Fred's Tune 4. Green Rocky Road 5. Sweet Cocaine 7. That's the Bag I'm In 8. Cheeeek that out dude. Lead RIFFs:. Bad selection. Save Cancel. Really delete this comment? He left home at the age of 13 and moved to New York City in the mid-fifties. His father was a jukebox salesman and record supplier to the whole Eastern seaboard circuit. Growing up, Fred travelled with his father and listened to just about every record made in the s and s.
He was a walking encyclopedia of musical lore. He is remembered as a mesmerizing but reluctant performer who reacted to the possibility of success with horror. He told the producers to go to hell.
Of course, Fred Green Rocky Road - Various - Dolphins (Songs Of Fred Neil) (CD) royalties on that song Green Rocky Road - Various - Dolphins (Songs Of Fred Neil) (CD) his death in Some say it was drugs that did Fred in, that he took to heroin and cocaine and that he got too high on stage too often.
His closest friends deny the stories of hard drug usage to this day, saying that while he enjoyed mind-altering sessions with the likes of Rick Danko and Jimi Hendrix, when he was performing he stuck to pot, or lesser stimulants.
His peers loved him. Perhaps we should qualify that. Those hundreds of talents and would-be talents who aspired to be his peers loved him. They settled instead for Crosby, Stills and Nash. Petersburg, FloridaNeil was exposed to music at an early age, travelling around the US with his father, who was a representative for Wurlitzer jukeboxes. His album Fred Neilreleased inrelaunched in as Everybody's Talkin'was recorded during his residencies in Greenwich Village and Coconut Grove, Floridawith one session taking place in Los Angeles.
Neil was teacher and mentor to the Airplane's Paul Kantner. Blues and folk singer Lisa Kindred credits Neil with being her mentor in the early s. Interested in dolphins since Green Rocky Road - Various - Dolphins (Songs Of Fred Neil) (CD) mids, when he began visiting the Miami SeaquariumNeil, with Ric O'Barryfounded the Dolphin Research Project inan organization dedicated to stopping the capture, trafficking and exploitation of dolphins worldwide.
Neil left Woodstock in the mids and spent his remaining decades on the shores of southern Florida, involved in the Dolphin Project. He played a benefit show for the Revue in Tokyo in Neil's last public performance was inat an outdoor concert at the Old Grove Pub in Coconut Grove, where he joined Buzzy Linhart for one song and stayed onstage for the rest of the set.
Many of Neil's s recordings remain unissued, including a session with Quicksilver Messenger Service guitarist John Cipollina and some Woodstock recordings with guitarist Arlen Roth.
According to Ric O'Barry, Neil recorded two albums of cover songs in and that Columbia Records did not release. The second album was more fully arranged, Green Rocky Road - Various - Dolphins (Songs Of Fred Neil) (CD), with Neil accompanied by the New York session band Stuff and some old friends, including Slick Aguilar.
Neil died of skin cancer in Neil gained public recognition inwhen Nilsson's recording of " Everybody's Talkin ' " was featured in the film Midnight Cowboy ; the song became a hit and won a Grammy Award. He was one of the pioneers Green Rocky Road - Various - Dolphins (Songs Of Fred Neil) (CD) the folk rock and singer-songwriter musical genres  his most prominent musical descendants being Tim Buckley Stephen Stills David Crosby and Joni Mitchell.
He played guitar on Green Rocky Road - Various - Dolphins (Songs Of Fred Neil) (CD) demo version of Bobby Darin 's hit "Dream Lover" and was a demo singer on a lates Elvis Presley movie soundtrack session. Because back when Crosby was an aspiring folkie who just arrived in New York, Neil bothered to take an interest in him, just as he did for the young Bob Dylan, who backed Neil on harmonica at the Cafe Wha? In his memoir, Richie Havens recalled Neil and his then-partner Vince Martin making an entrance through the audience, without microphones, and getting the audience up and clapping by relying only on their harmonious vocals.
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