“When I first really started focusing on rock and roll…”

When I first really started focusing on rock and roll was in Pickering, Brock Road. I remember – I dunno how old I was, maybe ten or somethin’ – listenin’ to these fuckin’ records. When my parents would leave, I’d turn the records up real loud and dance. Go nuts. Like I was the coolest dancer in the world. I would always have this imaginary dance contest where I won – but I was all by myself, singin’ along to records. Kinda made my own videos.

Neil Young to Tony Pig, KSAN radio interview, 11th December 1969

Reference: McDonough, J. (2002). Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography. UK: Vintage Press. “Mr. Blue and Mr. Red”, p. 51

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