Crazy Horse

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": classic rock rock folk rock 70s canadian folk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Crazy Horse evolved in 1969 when singer Neil Young invited Danny Whitten (8 May 1943, Columbus, Georgia, USA, d. 18 November 1972; guitar/vocals), Billy Talbot (b. 23 October 1943, New York City, New York, USA; bass) and Ralph Molina (b. 22 June 1943, Puerto Rico; drums) - all formerly of struggling Laurel Canyon attraction the Rockets - to accompany him on his second album, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. The impressive results inspired an attendant tour, but although the group also contributed to Young’s After The Goldrush, their relationship was sundered in the light of Whitten’s growing drug dependency. Crazy Horse, completed with the assistance of David Briggs, Jack Nitzsche and Nils Lofgren, featured several notable performances, including the emotional ‘I Don’t Want To Talk About It’, later revived by Rod Stewart and Everything But The Girl. Whitten succumbed to a heroin overdose in November 1972, but although Talbot and Molina kept...

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