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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Transcript of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Was a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter with
1967. The Byrds ditch
Buffalo Springfield calls it quits.
The awkward story of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Had performed rhythm guitar, vocals and songwriting with folk-rock group
says he has reservations because he doesn't know
has reservations because he does.
Had been a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter in the band Buffalo Springfield.
(Which also featured Neil Young.)
Yes, you know The Hollies.
a party for Joni Mitchell.
improvises in harmony. He soon leaves The Hollies to form the trio Crosby, Stills & Nash.
They release a self-titled album, which hits the Top 30. They start looking for a new member. Their record executive suggests
Their second gig ... is Woodstock.
, 19, joins on bass.
He lasts just five months.
This is where things get tense.
In 1970 and 1971, all four singers release solo records.
go on a national tour, then release an album together in 1972.
All four meet to record new material but can't get along and go their separate ways.
In 1974, they're finally convinced to reunite and they play a national stadium tour.
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starts wearing army uniform and pretending to be a CIA operative.
refuses to travel with the rest of the band and rents his own trailer.
and the whole entourage, his two girlfriends don't get on.
He brought two warring lovers on tour.
(As you do.)
again split off into a duo, releasing two records and touring throughout the late 1970s.
form their own duo, releasing just one album - ironically called
Long May You Run
They record an album in shifts to avoid each other but
wipe the other pair's voices off the master tape after a row.
In 1976, after a show mid-tour,
's van drives off in the wrong direction.
Waiting backstage before their next gig,
receives this extraordinary telegram.
funny how things that start spontaneously end that way.
Eat a peach.
out of the picture,
for a reunion.
Their new record
peaks at 2 on the Billboard chart.
But trouble is not far for
, who is arrested for drugs and weapons charges. He would serve eight months in jail.
Teach Your Children Well
returns. He and
had made a pact:
If he cleaned himself up,
would swallow his pride and return to the band
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young release several records in the 1990s but none reach the success of earlier efforts.
The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inducts Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1997. Interestingly,
was left off the pavement star.
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(But there's trouble brewing.)
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The Smoking Gun
Thanks to Atlantic, Barney Hoskyns, CSNY and Wikipedia for the info.
And the unbelievably sweet
They wrote new folk classic
Teach Your Children Well
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are American folk rock's Godfathers.
They have influenced generations of musicians.
Four musicians, each brilliant in their own right.
Who just can't seem to get along.
(I hope they filled his dressing room with peaches.)
That's gotta hurt.