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Neil Young Played ‘Silver Lining Concert’ in Cheyenne 26 Years Ago Today

Neil Young (Archie Carpenter/Getty)

Were you at the “Silver Lining Concert” in 1985?

Neil Young and the International Harvesters played a benefit concert at the Frontier Park Arena on August 29, 1985.

August first of that year, Cheyenne was hit with a heavy downpour and hail resulting in a massive100 year” flood that caused an estimated 65 million dollars worth of damage and killed twelve people.

At the request of then-Governor Ed Herschler, Neil Young headlined a benefit concert which raised more than 136, 000 dollars for relief efforts. Local musician, Michael DeGreve opened the show.

Young played most of his popular songs, including “Sugar Mountain,” “Heart of Gold,” and “Cinnamon Girl,” plus new selections such as “Grey Riders,” written only weeks before the concert. One highlight of the “Silver Lining Concert” was a rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” played on harmonica.

Earlier this Summer, Young released music from his archives recorded in 1985 with his band The International Harvesters. The album, “A Treasure,” includes many of the songs that were played at the benefit concert in Cheyenne.

If you have some memories from the 1985 Cheyenne flood or the Neil Young concert, please share them in the comment box below.

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