Bob Dylan, Karen Dalton & Fred Neil, Café Wha? Greenwich Village 1961
‘I’m not the one to tell this world how to get along / I only know that peace will come when all hate is gone / I’ve been searching for the dolphins in the sea / And sometimes I wonder, do you ever think of me.’ — from ‘The Dolphins’-Fred Neil
We lost Fred Neil July 7th in 2001 at 65 years of age. He never was really famous. Songwriters/Musicians admired him and knew his beautiful talents. One song was a huge commercial success, Harry Nilsson’s cover of “Everybody’s Talkin” from the movie, “Midnight Cowboy” with Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. Great song, great movie. Fred Neil had a lovely voice, a pleasing voice and wrote beautiful songs recorded by many other artists. Toni Ruiz & Henry Llach wrote a great bio on Neil and mentions SO MANY of the 60s singers/musicians he came into contact with…everyone a gem in their own right, so be sure to read the article: Fred Neil: The Other Side Of Greenwich Village 60’s Folk Scene. Believe me, it’s worth reading!!!