How Nicolette met Neil: She had already been working as a recording artist, first on the 1975 Commander Cody album Tales From the Ozone
(Commander Cody was best known for 1972's "Hot Rod Lincoln"), then eventually with Emmylou Harris
, which led to her meeting Harris' associate and friend Linda Ronstadt. Larson visited Ronstadt's Malibu home when neighbor Neil Young dropped by looking for a new female vocalist. Neil and Larson had their first jam session that day and he was thrilled. Together Larson and Ronstadt became "The Saddlebags," credited as such on Young's album.
"Lotta Love" also
got released on Young's own album Comes a Time
- track 4, side 1. This is one of the albums with the band Crazy Horse serving back-up duties, including on "Lotta Love." In case you hadn't figured it out by now, Young and Larson also had a brief affair during this time. And after they had split, who should be the very next woman for Young to get involved with but a waitress named Pegi working at the Bella Vista Restaurant, Pegi being the woman he would marry for good.