Neil Young by Sylvie Simmons
Reflections in Broken Glass

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In 1966, an aspiring singer-songwriter drove a battered funeral car 2000 miles from his native Canada to Los Angeles, California, to seek his fortune in the music business. Thirty-five years later, Neil Young is still going strong, the survivor of an astonishing career which has taken in Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, numerous collaborations and 30-plus solo albums. Featuring new and previously unpublished interviews with close friends and musicians, this book provides new insights into Young's music, shedding fresh light on his family life, behind-the-scenes relationships and health problems. It also uncovers new facts about his friendship with murderer Charles Manson, and closely examines his schizophrenic 1980s output and musical return to form as Godfather of Grunge in the 1990s.

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Sylvie Simmons is an award-winning writer and one of the foremost music journalists working today. Born in London, she moved to Los Angeles in the late seventies and started writing about rock music for magazines such as Sounds, Creem, Kerrang! and Q. She is the author of acclaimed fiction and non-fiction books, including the biography Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful of Gitanes and the short-story collection Too Weird for Ziggy. She has lived at various times in England, the United States and France, and she currently lives in San Francisco, California, where she writes for MOJO magazine and plays the ukulele.
Published October 7, 2001 by Canongate. 228 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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