Today’s Question: 55 years ago today Neil Young‘s short-lived band The Classics made its debut at Churchill High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, five days after Neil’s 17th birthday. What was the name of the band Neil would play in a few years later that also included future funk star Rick James?
Stumped? Here are some clues.
- It was based in Toronto.
- It also included Young’s future Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer.
- It was named after type of bird that comes from Southern Asia and is known for its ability to talk.
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1962-Five days after Neil Young‘s 17th birthday, his short-lived band, The Classics, makes its debut at Churchill High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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