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Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young)


Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young)

l-r: David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash

Courtesy Atlantic Records


1968 in Los Angeles

Original CSNY Members:

David Crosby – vocals, guitar, keyboards
Stephen Stills – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion
Graham Nash – vocals, guitar, keyboards
Joined after first album:
Neil Young – vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica

Significant Facts About Crosby Stills Nash & Young:

  • The band’s second live performance was at Woodstock, just a few weeks after the release of their first album
  • In the group’s various configurations and as solo artists they have collectively released nearly 100 albums
  • Each band member has been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

CSNY Get Together:

CSN was formed from what was left of three prominent '60s groups: The Byrds (David Crosby) - Buffalo Springfield (Stephen Stills) - The Hollies (Graham Nash). After the release of the band’s first album in 1969, another Buffalo Springfield alum, Neil Young joined up for five of the group’s remaining 14 albums.

The group was successful from the start, beginning with their first album and continuing through the early ‘70s. CSNY was one of the few groups selling as many albums as the Beatles.

Double Lives of Crosby,Stills, Nash & Young:

The group was somewhat unique in that each of the members were recording solo albums at the height of their success as a group. Other configurations included Crosby Nash (they made eight albums together) and the Stills-Young Band, which made one album in 1976.

Young left the group in 1976, returning long enough to record an album in 1988 after Crosby finished a jail term on drug and weapons charges, fulfilling a promise Young had made to record with CSN if Crosby could beat his drug addiction.

CSNY Still Going Strong:

Each of band’s members still performs as a solo artist. Both the CSNY and CSN configurations have maintained fairly regular tour schedules since 2000.

Essential CSNY CD:

Deja Vu
Released in 1970, it was the first album recorded after the addition of Neil Young. It showcases each artist's talents and the band's range, with a deep mix of musical styles.

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