Neil Young-“Hey Hey My My, Rock `n` Roll Can Never Die!”

January 31, 2010 by  
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“I was thinkin` about what a friend had said, I was hopin` it was a lie,” a line of Neil Young`s from After The Gold Rush, has always stuck with me, and kept me on my toes, as far as relations go. Neil is the best at turnin` a line, you most probably will agree. Neil was given the MusiCares Person of the Year, which is a special Grammy Award. The award goes to an artist who has excelled in philanthropy.

Young has extended a helping hand for decades with Farm Aid and the Bridge School Concerts, which raises money for kids with various impairments. Friday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center countless fellow musicians honored the 64-year-old singer-songwriter by performing 20 of his best known songs.

Let`s see…Dave Matthews did The Needle and the Damage Done, James Taylor did Heart of Gold, and Elton John did my favorite, Helpless, from the Crosby, Stills and Nash era. John Fogerty and Keith Urban sang Keep Rocking in the Free World. It`s amazing how many really great songs Neil Young has written and is still writing today.

Get out your Neil Young-Greatest Hits people! Let`s get ready for the Grammys tonight by jammin` on some Neil…”The King is gone but he`s not forgotten, this is the story of Johnny Rotten…Rock & Roll can never die!” (source-Yahoo News-Grammy weekend begins with Neil Young tribute by Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer-1/30/2010)