Ben Keith, Pedal Steel Guitarist and Neil Young Collaborator, RIP*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by qtrules, Jul 27, 2010.

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  1. qtrules

    qtrules Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. Tone

    Tone Forum Resident

    Very sad. My condolences to his family, his fellow musicians, and fans.

    Thanks for all the wonderful music Ben!!!!...... You will be missed but Never forgotten.
  3. davers

    davers Forum Resident

    This was quite a shock.

    I'm flashing back to some of the Neil Young shows over the past decade where Ben would get up off the stool and play Danny Whitten's slashing rhythm guitar part on "Cowgirl In The Sand"...he was such a great compliment to Neil's music over the years. He seemed like a really laid back, cool guy.
  4. Doctorwu

    Doctorwu Forum Resident

  5. carledwards

    carledwards Forum Resident

    From all indications, a good guy and a fine musician. Unfortunately, I bet Neil is taking it hard.
  6. harmonica98

    harmonica98 Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Sad news, but what a great life! RIP

  7. Claus

    Claus Senior Member

  8. mfp

    mfp Forum Resident

    Paris, France
    Gone but not forgotten...

  9. :shake::cry:RIP, Ben Keith...I knew about his work with Neil, but did not know that he'd produced the debut CD of Jewel!:bigeek:
  10. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Senior Member

    Which Neil albums and tours did he do?

    Saw him in 2000 with NY.
  11. Basically everything since "Harvest" in 1972...Ben was a mainstay in Neil's band for the last 38 years!!!:cry:
  12. I_Zimbra

    I_Zimbra New Member

    He will definitely be missed. A fine musician.
  13. Randy W

    Randy W Original Member


    one of Neil's original Stray Gators, and a great humble guy.

  14. ChrisM

    ChrisM Reclusive Enabler

    SW Ontario, Canada
    Very sad news, indeed.

  15. ghostdwg

    ghostdwg Forum Resident

    New Milford, CT
    very sad news...a major blow to Neil.

    RIP Ben.
  16. Jack

    Jack Senior Member

    first L.A. Johnson, and now Ben. Poor Neil.
  17. Mark

    Mark I Am Gort, Hear Me Roar Staff

    Wow. He added so much to Neil's music. It's been a tough year for Neil and his pals. RIP.
  18. Roninblues

    Roninblues 猿も木から落ちる。

    R.I.P. Ben...
  19. Artery1

    Artery1 Forum Resident

    Coventry UK
    This is very sad and unexpected news. Ben Keith was a superb musician and probably Neil Young's most ever-present and loyal musical foil over the years. I saw him several times in recent years and he was always fantastic. He was a big part of Neil's signature acoustic sound, so irreplaceable. Condolences to his family and friends. Rest In Peace.
  20. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    Very sad news. I loved his work on Neil's albums. A vital part of Neil's sound on so many albums and tours. He will be missed.
  21. swedgin

    swedgin Forum Resident

    Sad news.....

    I saw Ben last year with Neil, playing a beautiful butterscotch Tele and playing well I might add. As key to Neil's sound over the years as Crazy Horse IMO, his records won't sound the same again.

    RIP Ben.
  22. Aw man! I always loved his pedal steel work for Neil. I feel blessed to have seen him play with Neil in person.
  23. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Senior Member

    Thank you for the great music.
  24. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Senior Member

    Hasn't Neil been doing shows in Winnipeg the past couple days?
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