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Fred Neil (March 16, 1936 – July 7, 2001) was an American folk singer-songwriter active in the 1960s and early 1970s. He did not achieve commercial success as a performer and is mainly known through other people's recordings of his material – particularly "Everybody's Talkin'", which became a hit for Harry Nilsson after it was used in the film Midnight Cowboy in 1969. Though highly regarded by contemporary folk singers, he was reluctant to tour and spent much of the last 30 years of his life assisting with the preservation of dolphins.
|Birth name||Frederick Ralph Morlock Jr.|
|Born||(1936-03-16)March 16, 1936|
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||July 7, 2001(2001-07-07) (aged 65)|
Summerland Key, Florida, U.S.