Legendary rocker to be
honored as MusiCare’s Person of the Year.
By Fred Mills
Been a good year for ol’ Neil, eh? That massive Archives box and whatnot… he was born on
this day in 1945, and just a couple of days ago he got an early birthday
present when news arrived that Young will be honored on Jan. 29 in L.A. at the
2010 MusiCare’s Person of the Year celebration.
According to Rolling
Stone the event will be a star-studded one with a ton of musicians slated
to take part in the tribute. Among them: Dave Matthews, Red Hot Chili Peppers,
John Mellencamp, Wilco and Crosby, Stills
& Nash, Jackson Browne, Norah Jones, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, k.d. lang,
Emmylou Harris, Ozomatli, Josh Groban and Everest. It will “honor both Young’s
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-worthy musical achievements as well as his
philanthropic work, which includes leading roles in both Farm Aid and the
Bridge School benefit concerts,” reports RS.
Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees are Bono, Brian
Wilson, Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin and, most recently, Neil Diamond.
Say, it is just me, or is Neil lookin’ just a bit like
Tricky Dick in the photo above? Not that there’s a connection, but… just sayin’…