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By Dave Zimmer

ISBN-10: 0306816156

ISBN-13: 9780306816154

Crosby, Stills & Nash created the most indelible songs and lovely harmonies of the past due Sixties and early Seventies: “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Woodstock,” “Teach Your Children.” This copiously illustrated account of the trio's own and musical heritage tells the tale at the back of the songs. Longtime CSN chronicler Dave Zimmer, with the whole cooperation of the band, lines all the performers from their musical roots to their first track jointly in L.A.'s storied Laurel Canyon; from their addition of Neil younger to Woodstock; and during their stormy years of artistic conflicts, reunions, and reconciliations. This re-creation has been totally reconfigured and up to date to rejoice the trio's fortieth anniversary and to deal with over three hundred photographs, in addition to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's arguable Living with War tour.

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Me and Allan would do early-morning sing-songs,” says Graham, “and it just seemed so natural. I honestly don’t remember when I realized I could sing. ” Graham Nash’s first live performance was at a school assembly. He and Allan sang “The Lord Is My Shepherd” in two-part harmony. Eventually, both Graham and Allan joined the school chorus, then the Solford Boys’ Club. Says Allan: “Graham and I were the only ones that sang. We couldn’t understand why people wanted us to sing. ” Graham says, “I never took any voice lessons or music lessons.

It was refreshing. Stephen was very independent-minded. He had this drive. He was gonna go for it his way and be successful, no matter what. ” GRAHAM NASH: THE ENGLISH SEEKER In an upstairs room in Blackpool By the side of a northern sea The army had my father And my mother was having me —“MILITARY MADNESS” “Totally true,” says Graham Nash. “I was born in this upstairs room in a kind of hotel that had been turned into a hospital in an evacuation area. Around Manchester, where my parents’ home was, there were bombs dropping, so all ladies that were pregnant were moved outside the city to have their babies.

And then there was all of this rockabilly shit, fake black music, which I hated as a kid. Bill Haley and the Comets were basically jive around my school. And Elvis, after ‘Blue Moon over Kentucky’ which I thought was really down-home, he deteriorated into this schmaltz, because he was always being told what to do. So we listened to blacks down South. ” While Stephen had sat in on drums for a time with a band called the Radars, he began to devote more and more attention to a cheap Kay hollow-body electric guitar he’d picked up.

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