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Did you know this about Neil Young? (Original Post) kentuck May 2020 OP
That is awesome. I've know for 40 years that Neil Young... SinisterPants May 2020 #1
Yeah, way cool! Beakybird May 2020 #4
He used to do a benefit concert every year for the Bridge school Fiendish Thingy May 2020 #2
K&R. nt tblue37 May 2020 #3
Neil had his own challenges Jarqui May 2020 #5
I did. 2naSalit May 2020 #6
Treasure. cilla4progress May 2020 #7
He had another son with a disability with actress Carrie Snodgress. BigmanPigman May 2020 #8
How sad that Zeke didn't get the same love from him Ben got. SunSeeker May 2020 #11
I know, that pissed me off a lot! BigmanPigman May 2020 #13
Wow. How cool! nt SunSeeker May 2020 #9
Beautiful family. nt Laffy Kat May 2020 #10
I grew up as a huge Neil Young fan, but IMHO, Pegi Young was the real superstar deurbano May 2020 #12
 

SinisterPants

(89 posts)
1. That is awesome. I've know for 40 years that Neil Young...
Sat May 9, 2020, 12:02 AM
May 2020

was awesome, just didn't know he was quite that awesome!
Thanks!

Fiendish Thingy

(16,392 posts)
2. He used to do a benefit concert every year for the Bridge school
Sat May 9, 2020, 12:07 AM
May 2020

And the students got to sit at the rear of the stage and watch acoustic performances by Springsteen, McCartney, CSNY and many other legends.

Google “Bridge School Benefit concerts” for more info.

Jarqui

(10,168 posts)
5. Neil had his own challenges
Sat May 9, 2020, 12:11 AM
May 2020

He had polio pretty badly - still has some physical deficits from it

And he suffers from epilepsy

deurbano

(2,904 posts)
12. I grew up as a huge Neil Young fan, but IMHO, Pegi Young was the real superstar
Sat May 9, 2020, 03:16 AM
May 2020

in that family. I met her when we were pursuing a certain type of therapy for our disabled children at a time when early intervention was kind of DIY. Later she co-founded the Bridge School, and years after we first met through the therapy program, we reconnected/caught up at a low key after-party for one of the concerts she helped organize to benefit the school. (That particular concert featured Bob Dylan, CSNY, Tracy Chapman, Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Billy Idol... and since my daughter uses a wheelchair, we got to sit right up front!) She was such a kind, gracious, unassuming, but extremely strong and tenacious person-- with a vision-- and she also became a successful musician in her own right. Sadly, she died of cancer at the beginning of 2019.

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