Shakey by Jimmy Mcdonough
Neil Young's Biography

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Neil Young is one of rock and roll’s most important and enigmatic figures, a legend from the sixties who is still hugely influential today. He has never granted a writer access to his inner life – until now. Based on six years of interviews with more than three hundred of Young’s associates, and on more than fifty hours of interviews with Young himself, Shakey is a fascinating, prodigious account of the singer’s life and career. Jimmy McDonough follows Young from his childhood in Canada to his cofounding of Buffalo Springfield to the huge success of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to his comeback in the nineties. Filled with never-before-published words directly from the artist himself, Shakey is an essential addition to the top shelf of rock biographies.


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About Jimmy Mcdonough

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Jimmy McDonough is a journalist who has contributed to such publications as Variety, Film Comment, Mojo, Spin, and Juggs. But he is perhaps best known for his intense, definitive Village Voice profiles of such artists as Jimmy Scott, Neil Young, and Hubert Selby, Jr. Jimmy is also the author of The Ghastly One: The Sex-Gore Netherworld of Filmmaker Andy Milligan. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Published May 13, 2003 by Anchor. 818 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Reading the more than 700 hefty pages of text bound together in McDonough's weighty, finally available biog entitled Shakey (one of Neil Young's preferred aliases for himself is Bernard Shakey, an acknowledgement of the singer's ongoing battle with epilepsy), you have to wonder just what Young...

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Sprawling, opinionated and irresistible, this biography charts the ups and downs of Neil Young's amazing career.

Mar 14 2007 | Read Full Review of Shakey: Neil Young's Biography

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