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Fred Neil, 1936-2001

Richie Unterberger, No Depression, September 2001

FRED NEIL, one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the early folk-rock era, died in his sleep on July 7 at the age of 65. Known to most listeners solely as the author of 'Everybody's Talkin'', Neil had not released a complete studio album for more than 30 years.

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