On a somber note. Has anyone noted the passing of Scott Young? He was Canada's great sportswriter and said of his son in 1965 "Neil is full of beans,hope and the assurance of being 19 with all life ahead".
From the CBC:
Canadian journalist and author Scott Young, who was also father of Canadian rock star Neil Young, died in Kingston, Ont. on Sunday. He was 87 years old.
Young was born in Cypress River, Man., and began his journalism career with the Winnipeg Free Press.
Scott Young in 1997.
He worked for the Canadian Press during the 1940s, becoming a CP war correspondent in London from 1942-43.
He also had worked for Maclean's magazine and the Toronto Telegram.
By 1957 he was sports columnist for the Globe and Mail, and for the next quarter-century covered Grey Cups, World Series, Stanley Cups, the Olympics and appeared on Hockey Night in Canada.
In 1984 he wrote Neil and Me about his relationship with his famous son.
It is said that Neil Young's first musical abilities were encouraged when his father gave him a ukulele for Christmas in 1958. His parents split up not too long after that.
Scott Young would marry three times and have seven children and stepchildren.
He enjoyed wide success as a novelist, short-story writer and popular historian, and published about 40 books, most of them sports history and biography.
Scott Young 1918-2005