Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Neil Young visits Plan 9 Music in Richmond's Carytown, April 16, 2011.



I think we can call this history: Neil Young in Plan 9 Music in Richmond's Carytown. More about the visit, which took place April 16, 2011, the day before he played a concert at the Landmark Theater (formely the Mosque), HERE. It was Record Store Day.  Even Rolling Stone heard about it.

Photos shown here are by Emaleigh Franzak, Asst. Manager of Plan 9 Music. Emaleigh said Neil bought a record by It's A Beautiful Day. More about the band HERE.

More photos HERE

Neil's mother's side of the family comes from near Petersburg, Virginia - just down the road from Richmond. She was born Edna Ragland (everyone knew her as Rassy).

BTW, I went to the concert - it was great. Could I have any more Links in this entry?!

UPDATE:

"Just to be clear, I only took the photo of Neil with It's a Beautiful Day -- all other photos were taken by James Nelson. Neil was very polite and friendly...I did thank him for coming in. It was a little odd to look Neil Young in the eye, but made for such a nice Record Store Day surprise!" - Emaleigh Franzak.

AND

"I actually bought the "It's a beautiful Day" lp after the photo was taken. Neil didn't buy it." - Anonymous.


Neil Young, Eric Johnson (tour manager), and the great Elliot Roberts, Neil's "manager" - he managed Joni Mitchell and others over the years.

And what did Neil play at the show the next night?
(Hitchhiker on YouTube)

1.My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)
2.Tell Me Why
3.Helpless
4.You Never Call
5.Peaceful Valley Boulevard
6.Love And War
7.Down By The River
8.Hitchhiker
9.Ohio
10.Sign Of Love
11.Leia
12.After The Gold Rush
13.I Believe In You
14.Rumblin'
15.Cortez The Killer
16.Cinnamon Girl

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17.Walk With Me



- Ray B.



7 comments:

claymont said...

Ray, if you had been at Plan 9 and saw old Neil puttering around, what would you have said to him?

Ray said...

Are you saying I went too far on this? Yes, I'm a big fan.

I would have thanked him for all his music which has meant so much to me.

claymont said...

No, not too far at all. I'm a big fan, too, and would probably been shocked slack-jawed stupid to find Neil Young running around Carytown.

Thrasher said...

Good to see Neil supporting vinyl & independent record stores.

elfranzak said...

Just to be clear, I only took the photo of Neil with It's a Beautiful Day -- all other photos were taken by James Nelson. Neil was very polite and friendly...I did thank him for coming in. It was a little odd to look Neil Young in the eye, but made for such a nice Record Store Day surprise!

Anonymous said...

I actually bought the "It's a beautiful Day" lp after the photo was taken. Neil didn't buy it.

Anonymous said...

Actually, "Anonymous," Neil did buy it because I rang him up at the register. It's a pretty common album and I'm sure we had more than one copy in stock. We usually do...I just sold another copy yesterday.