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Neil Young Wanted To Join My Band. I Said No.

STORY BY: Tim Anderson
YEAR: 1964
LOCATION: Winnipeg, MB

Tim was in 2 rock and roll bands in the 1960s in Winnipeg. His first was an instrumental band, and a few weeks before he "brought the house down" at a high school variety show, he heard this 16-year old from another band called The Squires. Tim wasn't overly impressed with this kid's version of Bumble Boogie. Someone then tells Tim that the kid wants to join Tim's band as a singer and piano player, but Tim says no; they don't sing, and Tim already played piano and keyboard. Who was this kid? Neil Young. Thanks for sharing, Tim!


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