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Holy shit, there’s video of Fred Neil singing ‘The Dolphins’

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Holy shit, there’s video of Fred Neil singing ‘The Dolphins’

Rick Danko and Fred Neil onstage in Coconut Grove (Picture by Mark Diamond, by way of Twitter)
 
Apart from an impromptu look at a Coconut Grove café in 1986, Fred Neil’s final present was a 1977 set at a Tokyo occasion referred to as “Japan Celebrates the Whale and Dolphin.” All of his final concert events had one thing to do with marine mammals: earlier than the Tokyo gig, there had been “Rolling Coconut Revue” exhibits on the Coconut Grove Playhouse in assist of a dolphin rescue group Neil helped set up, and he made an look on the Sacramento “Celebration of Whales” occasion that includes Joni Mitchell, Gary Snyder, and Gov. Jerry Brown, singing “The Dolphins” with Joni.

After mentioning St. Petersburg, Florida in my final publish, I began poking round for footage of hometown boy Fred Neil performing, or speaking, or pumping gasoline, for that matter. There’s not a lot. The truth is, so far as I can inform, there may be nearly nothing—solely this excellent efficiency of “The Dolphins” from certainly one of Neil’s final exhibits. The video beneath, dated August 2, 1976, probably comes from one of many Coconut Grove Playhouse advantages; that’s John Sebastian on harmonica, and I reckon that’s Neil’s former associate Vince Martin stage proper.

With causes to despair rising fats and multiplying, I assumed we may all use a bit of pick-me-up from Fred Neil, whose music is all the time there to remind you that, irrespective of how dangerous it will get, you possibly can all the time curl up within the trunk of your automobile together with your handguns and slam heroin.
 




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