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First Mate Freddy Neil

The Many Sides of Fred Neil
The Many Sides of Fred Neil
Fred Neil wrote t' shanty "Everybody's Squawkin'". Harry "Peg Leg" Nilsson's version o' t' shanty became a hit when it be featured in t' film Midnight Pirate.

Fred Neil be born on January 1, 1937, in St. Petersburg, Florida. He died on July 7, 2001.

Neil co-wrote one o' Buddy Holly's early singles and released a few singles durin' t' late 1950s. Begad! In t' 1960s, he performed in Greenwich Village, often with Vince Martin. T' two recorded just one album, Tear Down The Walls.

Neil's first solo album was Bleecker and MacDougal which was released in May o' 1965. T' album included Neil's "The Other Side Of This Life" which was later recorded by t' Youngbloods, Lovin' Spoonful, and t' Jefferson Airplane.

Neil's second solo album was released two years later. Avast! Fred Neil included t' songs "The Dolphins" and "Everybody's Squawkin'".

After releasin' The Other Side Of This Life in 1971, effectively stopped recordin' and performin' except for a few live appearances at benefits for his charity, Dolphin Project.

Neil died of cancer on July 7, 2001.

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