Primarily known for his work with Neil Young & Crazy Horse, David Briggs will go down in history as one of the greatest non-technical producers in the rock & roll history. Swapping technical perfection for raw feel and spontaneity, Briggs’ contributed to what are some of Neil Young’s greatest albums, from his first solo album (Neil Young in 1968) to Sleeps With Angels (with Crazy Horse) in 1994, just before he died of Lung cancer in 1995.
In 1968, after picking up a hitchhiking Neil Young, Briggs went on to produce the singer/songwriter’s first solo album, entitled Neil Young (1968). This led to a lifelong friendship between the two men, with Briggs co-producing over a dozen of Young’s albums. The most acclaimed work together being Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and After the Gold Rush. Young’s Sleeps with Angels album (1994) is the last work that Briggs produced before his death in 1995. Other than producing with Young, Briggs worked on albums with many successful artists such as Spirit, Tom Rush, Nils Lofgren, Steve Young, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Royal Trux.
And I’ve got some concerts…
- 29-Feb-64 CONCERT (unknown venue) Santa Monica, CA, USA
- 29-Feb-08 NETSHOW Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
- 29-Feb-1988 – Worchester, MA
- 29-Feb-1996 – Birmingham, AL
- 1968-02-29 The Scene, Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA