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Neil Young

Neil Young performing in 1999.


'Ohio,' Akron Ohio, April 1999

Neil Young's 1999 solo acoustic tour is perhaps the finest outing of his career. Exclusively playing theaters, Young varied his setlist wildly from night to night — by the end had played sixty-seven different songs. The only night he played "Ohio" was when the tour touched down in Akron, Ohio, just twelve miles away from the site of the Kent State Massacre. Nearly thirty years after the tragedy, you can still hear the pain in his voice when he repeatedly moans "four dead in Ohio."

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