Saturday, April 20, 2024

Legendary Producer Lou Adler Will Celebrate 90th Birthday with New Neil Young Acoustic Album


Lou Adler and Neil Young are making sure rust sleeps and doesn’t impinge on them.

Coming very soon is a 48 minute non stop acoustic performance by Young of some of his favorite archival songs. Young says it’s an eclectic take, but some of the songs are well known, like “Mr. Soul,” “Comes a Time,” and “Birds.”

The album, performed without a band, is produced by the legend himself, Lou Adler, who turns 90 in December. This is the Lou Adler who gave us Monterey Pop, the Mamas and the Papas, and Carole King’s solo career starting with “Tapestry.” He also produced “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” A couple of years ago, Adler produced Merry Clayton’s great comeback album, “Beautiful Scars.”

What’s the connection between Adler and Young? They have great taste in women! They’re married to the sisters Hannah (or I guess Hannah and her sisters). Adler has been married for 31 years to Page Hannah, younger sister of Darryl, who married Neil in 2018.

I used to keep up with Neil Young’s releases, but once he started his Archives and started putting out bootlegs and lost concerts, etc, I was overwhelmed. But this one sounds very appealing. Here’s the link for pre-orders.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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