Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Wikipedia
supergroup made up of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash. They were known as Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young (CSNY) when joined by occasional fourth member Neil Young. often tumultuous interpersonal relationships, political activism, and lasting influence on U.S. music and culture. Nearly five decades ago, Judy Collins and Stephen Stills sparked a romance that The relationship began as soon as he came in the band.”. The inability of Neil Young to stay committed to a musical idea has been part of his charm throughout his career, but to his infrequent bandmate.
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But somehow Neil managed to charm his way back into the fold, impressing Nash during a casual meeting at a diner in New York City. So despite his track record in the Springfield, he was welcomed into CSN with open arms. He even inexplicably refused to be filmed for the movie Woodstock, so he and none of the songs he played during that legendary performance made it to the film. Stills was also going off the rails at this time due to heavy drug use, and this also contributed to the early breakup of this band.
In turn, the others fragmented as well to do solo and duo projects. People often rail on about the greatness of CSNY albums, when in reality they only released three studio albums in a year span: The way Neil has treated his brethren in CSN over the years is nothing short of cruel and abusive.
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He left everyone hanging and just drove home. Even as recently as Neil was screwing with Stills. Neil had the bright idea to reform Buffalo Springfield for a tour, so Stills dropped everything in CSN to set a year aside for the project. Crosby and Nash booked a duo tour to keep busy while Stills was doing the Springfield reunion. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a return visitor, and any referring website.
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Their first gig was on August 16,at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicagowith Joni Mitchell as their opening act.
They mentioned they were going to someplace called Woodstock the next day, but that they had no idea where that was. Their one-hour second show in the early morning of August 18,was a baptism by fire at the Woodstock Festival. The crowd of industry friends looking on from offstage was intimidating and prompted Stills to say, "This is only the second time we've performed in front of people.
CSNY appeared at other prominent festivals that year. At the band's request, their performance was not included in the subsequent film Gimme Shelter It topped the charts during a week stay in the United States and generated three hit singles, including the Stills-sung cover of Mitchell's " Woodstock " 11 and both of Nash's contributions " Teach Your Children " [ 16] and " Our House " [ 30].
Certified septuple platinum by RIAAthe album's domestic sales currently sit at over 8 million copies; as ofit remains the highest-selling album of each member's career. We'll sing any song if it's great, but not just because it happens to be written by our bass player.
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Notwithstanding these previous tensions, Taylor would later assert that his dismissal served as a proxy for renewed conflict between Stills and Young in the aftermath of Reeves' firing. Shortly thereafter, drummer John Barbata formerly of The Turtles was hired for the remainder of the tour and associated recordings. A week before the Denver performance, Young and Crosby were staying at a house near San Francisco when reports of the Kent State shootings arrived, inspiring Young to write the protest song " Ohio ".
Recorded and rush-released weeks later with the new rhythm section, it peaked at 14 in Augustproviding another American Top 20 hit for the group.
Following his reinstatement, the tour ended as scheduled in Bloomington, Minnesota on July 9, ; however, the group broke up immediately thereafter. Although they would continue to collaborate in various and largely ephemeral permutations, the four members would not come back together in earnest until their reunion tour.
Stills was the first to release a second post-CSNY solo album, 's Stephen Stills 2which included two minor hits "Change Partners" [ 43]; "Marianne" [ 42] and peaked at 8. In the fall ofCrosby and Nash embarked on a successful theater tour accompanied only by their acoustic guitars and a piano, as captured on the archival release Another Stoney Evening.
Young achieved solo superstardom with the chart-topping Harvest and two Top 40 singles, the 1 hit " Heart of Gold " and " Old Man " Nash and Young released Young's " War Song " as a joint single to support George McGovern 's presidential campaign; despite their intentions, the single failed to make a serious impression. Meanwhile, Nash and Crosby's touring was so successful and pleasant for them that they recorded and released their first album as a duo, Graham Nash David Crosbywhich eclipsed their recent solo efforts with a Top 40 hit Nash's " Immigration Man " [ 36] while also peaking at 4.
Young recorded two dark albums. A critical success despite his personal misgivings, it attained a RIAA gold certification before stalling at The second album, Tonight's the Nightwas so dark that Reprise Records refused to release it until Although it is widely regarded as his magnum opusit only reached Crosby spearheaded and produced a reunion album of the original Byrds quintet which was a notable critical failure upon its release in March The most commercially successful Byrds album sinceit sold only marginally well by CSNY's standards, peaking at Stills released a second Manassas record in April and Nash recorded his second solo album released in January ; again, neither disc sold to expectations, peaking respectively at 26 and In June and JulyCrosby, Stills, Nash, and Young met at Young's ranch in California and a recording studio in Hawaii for a working vacation, ostensibly to record a new album, tentatively titled Human Highway.
However, the bickering that had sunk the band in quickly resumed, scattering the group again. Reconciliation and further estrangement[ edit ] Stills leftCrosby and Nash in After spontaneously reconvening for an acoustic set at a Manassas concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom in October, the quartet failed once again to commit to a reunion; however, three days later, the CSN configuration performed an acoustic set at another Manassas Winterland show.
The tour was directed by San Francisco-based impresario Bill Graham. Fresh off the large-scale indoor arena tour he had developed for Bob Dylan 's return to the spotlight earlier in the year, Graham interspersed now-routine arena bookings including Nassau Coliseum and Capital Centre with large-scale concerts that exploited the capacity of baseball and football stadia such as Oakland Stadium and Rich Stadiumdirectly presaging the "stadium rock" milieu that was rapidly normalized following the success of Graham's Day on the Green series.
In line with the new scale of the performances, the band typically played up to three and a half hours of old favorites and new songs. Opening acts included such luminaries as Mitchell who occasionally sat in during the acoustic and semi-acoustic interlude that bridged two electric setsSantanaThe BandThe Beach Boys and Jesse Colin Young. Graham and I simply couldn't do the harmonies when we couldn't hear ourselves. Also, when you play a stadium you almost have to do a Mick Jagger where you wave a sash around and prance about.
I can't quite do that. We did what we could, but I don't know how many people in the audience really got it. A lot of them were there for the tunes.
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When we'd start them, they'd hear the records. They opted at the time not to release any recordings of the tour for an album, with Nash maintaining that "[the] main feeling at the end of the tour was that we weren't as good as we could have been.
Under the stewardship of Graham's production company, the tour was plagued by profligate spending, exemplified by a litany of pillowcases embroidered with the band's new Mitchell-designed logo and the routine chartering of helicopters and private jets in lieu of ground transportation.
Nash would later recall that "the tour made just over eleven million dollars, which of course was a lot of money in those days. We all got less than a half million each.
It was obvious that between Bill Graham, the promoters and a bunch of others, they all had a good time. Let's just put it that way.