Saturday, October 16, 2004

N E I L ! and that other guy

Neil is everywhere:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Admitting to being intimidated in the presence of a former Beatle, Neil Young joined forces with Paul McCartney on Thursday to perform at a $500-per-seat fundraiser to raise awareness of land mines.

Surrounded by a half-dozen guitars and a banjo, Young played an acoustic set featuring such nuggets as "Pocahontas," "Heart of Gold," "Harvest Moon" and "Four Strong Winds" with occasional help from wife Pegi on backing vocals.


Young joined him twice on stage at the Century Plaza Hotel, first for a duet on the former's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" and later to play along as McCartney closed the evening after midnight with "Hey Jude."

"We have a bit of fun but, as you can see, we do a lot of good along the way," McCartney told the crowd. "That's one of the magic things ... When you've worked hard and you've had a lot of luck, you get to a position, where Neil and I are at, you can do a little bit more. It's a magic thing."


An auction hosted by Jay Leno raised about $125,000, including $6,000 for one of Young's saliva-laced harmonicas. "You can clone your own Neil Young," Leno said.


McCartney and Young will reunite on Oct. 23 and 24 during Young's 18th annual Bridge School benefit concert at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif.

Yeah. YT snipped the McCartney parts that were NNC and didn't give mention the celebratties. Who cares about them?

It's All One Song, babe.


At 7:15 PM, Blogger Drunken Proletariat said...

That would have been Heaven for you, Eh?


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