Did you know that Neil Young had a brief stint as a Motown artist? Now you do.
Young joined The Mynah Birds in 1966, which signed with Motown Records and was fronted by Rick James. Like most Motown acts, the band was sent to choreography school, but everyone quickly realized it wasn’t quite working. From the Fresh Air interview:
We had Ricky with us, but everyone else — we were a bunch of white guys from Canada – so we didn’t have the moves.