Ben Keith (I) (1937–2010)

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Ben Keith was born on March 6, 1937 in Fort Riley, Kansas, USA as Bennett Keith Schaeufele. He is known for his work on Greendale (2003), CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008) and Neil Young: Harvest Moon (1993). He died on July 26, 2010 in La Honda, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Greendale Grandpa Green
CSNY/Déjà Vu Music Department
Neil Young: Heart of Gold Music Department


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 2003 Greendale
Grandpa Green
 1993 Neil Young: Harvest Moon (Video short)
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 2008 CSNY/Déjà Vu (Documentary) (musician: pedal steel, CSNY Freedom of Speech Tour)
 2006 Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Documentary) (band leader)
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 2007 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Auditions: Minneapolis (2007) ... (writer: "You Were Meant For Me" - uncredited)
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 2009 Neil Young: Trunk Show (Documentary)
 2006 Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Documentary)
 2000 Red Rocks Live: Neil Young Friends & Relatives (Video documentary)
Self - Guitars / Vocals
 1989 Freedom (Short)
Self / Dobro, Vocals
 1983 Neil Young in Berlin (Video documentary)
Self - Pedal Steel / Keyboards

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He first performed on Neil Young's album, "Harvest," where they first met. He has also produced and performed for many of his albums. See more »

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He is survived by his daughter, Heidi, and seven grandchildren. See more »

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