Personalities | Crosby, Stills & Nash | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1968–70)

When on a US tour with The Hollies, Graham Nash (vocals, guitar) had sown the seeds of a ‘supergroup’ with ex-Byrd Dave Crosby (vocals, guitar) and Stephen Stills (vocals, guitar) from Buffalo Springfield. The new combine rehearsed in London for an eponymous album that featured hippy lyricism, flawless vocal harmonies and neo-acoustic backing tracks. Its spin-off single, Nash’s ‘Marrakesh Express’, was a worldwide smash, and, if his trio’s warblings were not to everyone’s taste, they were well-received at Woodstock – only their second stage appearance – where they were joined by Neil Young, a Buffalo Springfield colleague of Stills, who stayed on for 1970’s Deja Vu, attributed to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. The group broke up the following year to devote themselves principally to solo careers, though the four individuals reunited for Live Aid and a 1988 album, American Dream.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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