Thursday, June 15, 2023

Shakin' All Over.


This little F-Troop-list blog has come to the attention of a Singapore-based 'Crawl and Trawl' bot swarm recently.

And the page they most often crawl all over looking for what, exactly, I don't know is a nine year old post about Neil Young and his efforts to raise money for First Nations folks who were doing their darnedest to force the Tar Sands extraction outfits to act responsibly on their lands.


The image I pasted into the post in question was the following:

Note the two singers sharing the microphone on the left.

As longtime reader SH noted - they are Nicolette Larson (also shown, above, as a kid) and her then roommate, Linda Ronstadt.

It turns out that the two of them were Uncle Neil's backup singers for 1977's  'American Stars and Bars' album.

Soon, Larson fell for Young and she went on to do a whole lot of harmonizing on 1978's 'Comes A Time'.

But here's the thing....

At the (actual) time, Larson was married to Emmylou Harris' sideman Hank DeVito.

DeVito was devastated and he and Larson soon divorced. DeVito then wrote 'Queen of Hearts', which was recorded by Juice Newton. Reportedly, the subject of the line 'Joker ain't the only fool who'll do anything for you'  was, you guessed it, Shakey. 


Stick that in your word salad-driven, syntax-mangling machinery Trawl Bots!

Ms. Larson
died tragically in 1997 at the age of just 45 from cerebral edema...A good retrospective of her life is...Here.
Earworm In The Subheader?...Ms' Larson's big hit, written by Young...She first listened to the tune on a cassette tape that she found tossed on the floor of Young's car...



NVG said...

Linda Rondstadt


Linda Ronstadt

RossK said...


Thanks NVG.


NVG said...

If you 48 Minutes and 11 Seconds .....

Linda Ronstadt Documentary

Linda Ronstadt abridged broadcast film interviewed musicians or others involved in Ronstadt's life and career.

Part 1
Part 2 (14:16)
Part 3 (29:41)
Part 4 (37:55)

RossK said...

That's a good one NVG - thanks again.


e.a.f. said...

It is a very small world sometimes.