Neil Young finally won a Grammy! I’m wondering if Young felt a lot like a child who is bullied by exclusion. After more than forty years on the music scene with many successful recordings, he finally received his first Grammy on January 30, 2010. Interestingly, Young had what most would consider a difficult childhood. He was diagnosed with diabetes as a child and contracted polio at age six which caused him to walk with a limp which is noticeable even today. Only six years later, his parents became divorced.
Young’s ‘Old Man’ (1972) reached #31 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Old man take a look at my life / I’m a lot like you / I need someone to love me / the whole day through.”
Interesting to think what his childhood must have felt like.
It makes me wonder what advice Neil Young would give to children going through difficult times today.
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