Waiting For Stills and Young Backstage at The Spectrum
Stephen Stills and Neil Young: The Spectrum (June 29, 1976)
Bob Field, left, and I wait for Stephen Stills and Neil Young to arrive at The Spectrum. Neil Young was wearing a flannel shirt, blue jeans and sneakers when he arrived. He was carrying a young blonde haired boy, about four years old, on his shoulders. When he approached me, Neil whispered to his son, “Zeke, say hi. ” Later in the evening, I asked Neil for his autograph. He obliged.
Handing him an 11 x 14-inch, white, cardboard photo sleeve, ” I asked him to, “Write it big.”
Young took it, and in the strangest handwriting I’ve ever seen, filled the entire page with his zig-zagging name using my brown sharpie marker.
Zeke, I discovered some years later, suffered from cerebral palsy. Neil Young created the Bridge Concerts in his honor.