Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years

Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years

by Sharry Wilson
Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years

Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years

by Sharry Wilson


    Qualifies for Free Shipping
    Usually ships within 1 week
    Check Availability at Nearby Stores

Related collections and offers


“A supremely compelling chronicle of Young’s first 20 years.” — Rolling Stone

“This is a book written by a true fan for true fans.” — Publishers Weekly

Includes many previously unseen photos and set lists

Exploring a time in this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s life that has yet to be documented with such depth of research, Young Neil is an exhaustive document of his “Sugar Mountain” years, from 1945 to 1966. From his birth in Toronto through his school years in Florida, Ontario, and Manitoba, the book examines the development of Young’s unique talent against a backdrop of shifting postwar values, a turbulent family history, and a musical revolution in the making.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770411869
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Sharry Wilson was born in Toronto and still resides just north of the city with her husband. A lifelong Neil Young fan, Sharry has contributed numerous articles to Broken Arrow, the quarterly magazine of the Neil Young Appreciation Society. Young Neil is an expansion of her two-part article, “A Shakey Education.” Young Neil is Sharry’s first book.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Born in Ontario

1 In the Beginning… 3

2 Omemiee and Beyond 21

3 An Uneasy Time in Toronto 60

4 Brock Road: A Rural Idyll 71

5 Sad Movies 110

6 It Might Have Been 126

Part 2 Winnipeg…Field of Opportunity

7 Earl Grey Junior High School: The Jades, The Esquires 153

8 Kelvin High School (Year One): The Stardusters/Twilighters/Teen Tones (and Others) 194

9 Kelvin High School (Year Two): The Classics, The Squires 232

10 Kelvin High School (Year Three): The Squires (Continued) 274

11 Get Gone 324

Part 3 Leaving Sugar Mountain

12 Oh Canada 347

Appendixes 375

End Notes 389

Bibliography 441

Other Sources 447

Index 448

Acknowledgements 467

From the B&N Reads Blog

Customer Reviews