On today’s date, the Who rocks the Richfield Coliseum and Jim Morrison gets pepper sprayed. Find out what else happened on December 9th in Classic Rock history in today’s Classic Rock Almanac.
The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”
The album was recorded over six shows held at Washington, D.C. venue the Cellar Door towards the end of 1970, less than a year after the dissolution of the band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
The 62-year-old rocker, who resides in Arizona, helped the Seattle rockers cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World”.
Neil Young (and his team) put together a solid lineup of classic rock icons, indie rockers, chart toppers and a jazz singer for this years’s Bridge School Benefit concert. The artists on bill all seemed enthused to be sharing the stage with Young, and judging by his on-stage visits, the feeling was mutual.
This weekend, Neil & Pegi Young host their annual Bridge School benefit concerts at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View, California.
Neil Young has been releasing archival concert albums since 2006 as part of his Archives Performance Series, and up next for that series is Live At The Cellar Door, recorded during a six night solo acoustic stand at the Cellar Door in Washington D.C. between November 30 and December 2, 1970, shortly after the release of his classic third solo album, After The Gold Rush.
All day, murmurs were heard backstage about a “special guest” who would be performing at the concert. The big reveal came during John Mellencamp’s set. After playing “Pink Houses,” he mentioned that that song had been inspired by artists who came before him who tried to make a difference with music. “
Legendary rocker Neil Young debuted a new song in Boston on Wednesday. Performing after his wife, Pegi, the 67 year old musician gave the fans at Johnny D’s a taste of “Drive My Car.”
Rock legend Neil Young has taken to his Facebook page to announce that he plans to launch Pono, a music service that delivers high-resolution downloads instead of inferior MP3s, some time in 2014.