[Originally Published 11/10/2013]
PBS aired an installment of American Masters devoted to Jimi
Hendrix last year that really impressed and entertained us. The documentary left us
looking for other American Masters installments dealing with legendary rockers
came across Neil Young - Don't Be Denied, which aired in 2009.
Producer / director Ben Whalley was given unprecedented access to the normally reclusive
Young and weaved footage of his discussions with Neil with performance clips from the
rocker's archives and interviews with those who worked with the Canadian singer-songwriter
over the years as well as musicians who've been inspired by him. Neil Young - Don't Be
Denied tells the story of Young from his early days in Ottawa through to his hitting
big in California right on up to his controversial Iraqi war protest album of 2006.
Those interviewed include David Crosby, Nils Lofgren, Graham Nash, Thom Yorke, Emmylou
Harris, Steve Earle and Stephen Stills. So take an hour out of your day and
check out Don't Be Denied:
[Published on: 4/27/14]