- David Crosby (Crosby Stills & Nash)
sung by Harry Nilsson (1969)
theme song for movie: "Midnight Cowboy"
Billboard's Hit Chart: #6 (highest position)
Song written by Fred Neil (1936-2001), who passed
away at the age of 65.
Fred Neil also wrote "The Other Side Of This Life"
featured on "The Peter Paul & Mary Album" (1966)
Why is Fred Neil a hero to David Crosby?
Because back when Crosby was an aspiring young folkie who just arrived in
New York, it was Fred Neil who actually took an interest in him.
The same way Fred took an interest in an unknown folksinger by the
name of Bob Dylan.
In fact, Bob Dylan backed Fred Neil on harmonica when Fred was
performing at a coffeehouse called "CAFE WHA?" in Greenwhich Village.
Small world, eh?