Neil Young In Grade 1 At Omemee Public School

Neil Young spent many of his formative years in Omemee, Ontario near Peterborough—and a museum, Youngtown Rock & Roll Museum, dedicated to the rock legend was there for many years before relocating to nearby Lindsay.

An awesome photo (see below) was posted to the Vintage Peterborough, Lindsay and the Kawartha Region Facebook page of Young in a Grade 1 class photo at Omemee Public School (1951-52). Neil is standing in the back row, third from the left (with that distinct Neil Young facial expression).

Neil Young, third from left, standing in the back row

Neil Young, third from left, standing in the back row

Young's "Helpless"—with its lyrics "There is a town in North Ontario, with dream comfort, memory to spare"—was written as an ode to his Omemee childhood home.

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