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Neil Young (1944-2011)

MANCHESTER - With deep regret, Manchester City Football Club is sad to announce Neil Young has passed away following a long battle with cancer.
One of the most elegant players to ever wear a sky blue shirt, Young was one of the Blues’ greatest players and played an integral role in the club’s glory years during the late sixties and early seventies.
Born on February 17 1944, Fallowfield-raised ‘Nelly’, as he was affectionately known, was a lifelong City supporter who fulfilled his boyhood dream by playing for the club he supported.
The gifted forward joined the Blues in 1959 as an apprentice after finishing school and within a couple of years he forced his way into the senior side, aged only 17.
Young’s first game November 1961 in a 2-1 defeat away at Aston Villa and he remained in the side for the rest of the season. He established himself as a first-team regular, though it wasn’t until the arrival of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison that his precocious talent really blossomed.
With a cultured left foot and the ability to almost glide round defenders before unleashing unstoppable drives with his thunderbolt shot, Young became the Blues’ main creative influence as the team powered its way to the league title in 1968.
With 19 goals from 40 appearances, Young finished top-scorer during the championship season, scoring two crucial strikes in the 4-3 title-clincher at Newcastle on the final day of the campaign. Perhaps Young’s finest moment in a City shirt came in the 24th minute of the 1969 FA Cup final when his goal brought the trophy back to Maine Road for the first time in 13 years.
The following season he bagged a double in the European Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final against Schalke, before scoring the opening goal of the ECWC final against Gornik and then winning the penalty that proved to be the winning goals on the night.
Alongside Francis Lee, Colin Bell, and Mike Summerbee, Young was part of the most formidable attacking force in British football at the time and was seen as equally as important to the club’s success as his three team-mates, particularly by the City faithful.
It was odd for such a gifted player to never win the international recognition he deserved and it’s still astonishing that Young never won a single England cap. With first-team opportunities becoming limited, left Maine Road in 1972 after scoring 107 goals for the club in 412 appearances and signed for Preston North End, prior to a brief spell at Rochdale before retiring.
Young was inducted into the Manchester City Hall of Fame in 2008 in acknowledgement of his services to the club, an honour that made him immensely proud.
Quiet and shy away from the game, he rarely visited the club in his later years, though still followed the Blues’ progress keenly. He will be sadly missed by his wife Carmen, family, friends and everyone connected with the Manchester City.

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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates

2000

30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel

2003

16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)

2011


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.

2012

new tour

2013

3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

fans leave the gig again and ask for Liam again
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