70s Neil Young Crazy Horse 1976 American Tour t-shirt Large


Chest: 20 in.

Length: 29 in.

Content: 100% Cotton

Tag Brand: Unbranded

This amazing vintage tour tee comes from Neil Young's 1976 American Tour with Crazy Horse. Just the previous year, Young had revived Crazy Horse with new guitarist Frank Sampedro to replace the late Danny Whitten. They released  the album Zuma, which featured one of Young's best known songs "Cortez the Killer". The song would be ranked number 39 on Guitar World's list of 100 Greatest Guitar Solos. After the album, the band launched a warm up tour around the San Francisco Bay Area which they dubbed the Rolling Zuma Revue in reference to Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue Tour which was taking place at the same time. They then toured Japan and Europe up until the Spring of 1976.

The American leg of the tour was put on hold as Young collaborated with Stephen Stills. The two, released the album Long May You Run in September of 1976. It peaked at number 26 on the Billboard 200 charts and was accompanied by a promotional tour that was cut short after Young pulled out. He sent a telegram to Stills which read, "Funny how some things that start spontaneously end that way. Eat a peach, Neil." Young resumed his American tour with Crazy horse that fall.

Afterwards Young continued to work on a variety of group and solo projects such as his eighth studio album, American Stars n' Bars, which had Crazy Horse appearing on all but two songs. His following album, Comes a Time, would feature two songs with Crazy Horse "Look Out For My Love" and the Fleetwood Mac inspired "Lotta Love". Meanwhile Crazy Horse released their fourth album, Crazy Moon, which featured instrumental contributions from Young. They then joined Young for the 1978 Rust Never Sleeps Tour which spawned the live album, Live Rust

Young was first introduced to Crazy Horse during the late 60s when they were a psychedelic folk rock group known as the Rockets. The musicians jammed together three months after Young's previous band, Buffalo Springfield had dissolved. Young joined the Rockets in a performance at Whiskey a Go Go in Southern California. This would eventually lead him to enlist them to back him on his second solo album, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

This shirt fits like a modern unisex adult Large. There are holes and spots on the front and sleeves, see pics. This shirt is an original from 1976.

 

 

 

 

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