Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography

Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography

Paperback(Third Edition, Revised Edition, 40th Anniversary Edition, Fully Updated)

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Crosby, Stills & Nash created some of the most indelible songs and beautiful harmonies of the late 1960s and early 1970s: “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Woodstock,” “Teach Your Children.” This copiously illustrated account of the trio's personal and musical history tells the story behind the songs. Longtime CSN chronicler Dave Zimmer, with the full cooperation of the band, traces all of the performers from their musical roots to their first song together in L.A.'s storied Laurel Canyon; from their addition of Neil Young to Woodstock; and through their stormy years of creative conflicts, reunions, and reconciliations. This new edition has been fully reconfigured and updated to celebrate the trio's 40th anniversary and to accommodate over 300 photos, as well as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's controversial Living with War tour.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306816154
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/22/2008
Edition description: Third Edition, Revised Edition, 40th Anniversary Edition, Fully Updated
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 577,487
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dave Zimmer edited 4 Way Street, is a former editor of BAM, and works as a communications executive. He lives in West Orange, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments IIxiii
Chapter 1The Early Years1
David Crosby: The California Dreamer1
Stephen Stills: Southern Rebel4
Graham Nash: The English Seeker7
Crosby: Traveling Folk Days (1961-1962)12
Stills: High School/Latin America/New Orleans (1960-1964)14
Nash: From the Deltas to the Hollies (1961-1962)16
Crosby: Venice Days/Les Baxter's Balladeers/First Recordings/The Jet Set (1962-1964)18
Stills: Greenwich Village/the Au Go-Go Singers/Meets Neil Young in Canada (1964-1965)22
Chapter 2Rising to Fame26
The Hollies: Hits & Tours in England (1962-1964)26
The Byrds: "Preflyte"/"Mr. Tambourine Man"27
Stills: From New York to California/Early Songwriting/The Monkees/Reunited with Furay (1965-1966)29
Buffalo Springfield: Born in Hollywood (1966)31
The Hollies: Recording with the Everly Brothers/Tours in Europe/the First Trip to America (1966)34
The Byrds: In England/"Turn! Turn! Turn!"/"Eight Miles High" (1965-1966)36
Buffalo Springfield: Helped by the Byrds/The First Recordings (1966)38
The Hollies: Visit L.A./Nash meets Crosby (1966)42
The Byrds: "Younger Than Yesterday" (1967)44
Buffalo Springfield: "For What It's Worth"/"Stampede"/Neil Young Quits (1967)44
Chapter 3Looking for New Partners48
Crosby: The Rebel Byrd/Jamming with Stills/with the Springfield at Monterey (1967)48
Stills: with Hendrix at Monterey/Malibu/On the Road with the Monkees (1967)50
Nash: Drifting from the Hollies (1967)51
Crosby: Byrd Spats/at Home in Beverly Glen/Fired from the Byrds (1967)52
Crosby: Sailing in Florida/Meets Joni Mitchell/Returns to L.A. (1967-1968)54
Stills: "Buffalo Springfield Again"/Stills in Charge/Young on the Edge (1967-1968)57
Nash: Conflicts in the Hollies/Nash meets Joni Mitchell in Canada/with Crosby and Stills in L.A. (1968)59
Stills: Buffalo Springfield's "Last Time Around" (1968)61
Stills: Heads East/More Jams with Hendrix/Judy Collins/"Super Session" (1968)62
Crosby: Solo demos/"Wooden Ships" (1968)63
Crosby: in Laurel Canyon/"Long Time Gone" (1968)65
Stills: Back in L.A./Reunited with Crosby (1968)68
Crosby and Stills: "The Frozen Noses" (1968)69
Chapter 4Crosby, Stills & Nash (1968-1969) The First Union71
Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Sound Is Born in Laurel Canyon (1968)71
CSN: Nash Leaves Hollies/CSN Record for the first time (1968)75
CSN: Together in London on Moscow Road (1968)77
CSN: Christmas in L.A./Rehearsals in Sag Harbor, New York (1968)78
CSN: Find Managers/Sign with Atlantic Records (1969)79
CSN: The First Album (1969)81
Chapter 5Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: And Then There Were Four (1969)92
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Neil Young Joins Up/Getting Set for the Road/First Live Performance (1969)92
CSN&Y: Woodstock (1969)99
CSN&Y: The Greek Theater in L.A./Big Sur (1969)103
Graham and Joni (1969)106
CSN&Y: Egos Clash at the Fillmore East (1969)107
CSN&Y: Tragedy Strikes in Marin (1969)109
Chapter 6Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Deja Vu and the Road to Freedom (1969-1970)111
CSN&Y: Recording "Deja Vu" (1969)111
CSN&Y: The "Carry On" Tour (1969-1970)116
Stills: Moves to England/Records First Solo Album (1970)120
Crosby & Nash: Sail Away (1970)123
CSN&Y: United in L.A., Divided in Chicago (1970)123
CSN&Y: "Ohio" (1970)127
CSN&Y: "The American Beatles" (1970)127
CSN&Y: Political Voices (1970)131
CSN&Y: The End of the Road (1970)132
CSN&Y: "Cowboy Movie" (a.k.a. "The Break-up of the CSN&Y gang) (1970)136
Chapter 7Solo and Duo Careers: Passing Ships on the Water (1970-1973)139
Crosby: Moored in Marin/Records First Solo Album (1970)139
Nash: Life with Rita/the Painted Artist/"Songs for Beginners"140
Stills: Changing Partners and Places (1970)142
CSN&Y: "4 Way Street" (1971)146
Stills: "Stephen Stills 2"/The Drunken Memphis Horns Tour (1971)148
Crosby & Nash: Pair up in Detroit/Harmony and Comedy (1971)151
CSN&Y: A Brief Coming Together (1971)153
Stills: Miami Marathons/"Manassas Junction" (1971-1972)154
Crosby & Nash: First Duo Album/Nash and Young's "War Song" (1972)156
CSN&Y's Rising Offspring: The Eagles and America158
Stills: Manassas "Down the Road"/Cooling Out in Colorado160
Crosby: New Byrd Tracks (1973)162
Chapter 8The Road Back to CSN&Y (1973-1974)164
Crosby, Nash & Young: Faithful Friends Don't Fade Away (1973)164
CSN&Y: The "Human Highway" Leads to Maui (1973)165
CSN&Y: Combos Fall and Rise/Nash's "Wild Tales" (1973)166
CSN&Y: The Anatomy of a Reunion (1974)170
CSN&Y: Rehearsals at Young's Ranch/"Practice Makes Perfect" (1974)171
CSN&Y: Into the Stadiums (1974)173
CSN&Y: Studio Breakdown (1974)177
Chapter 9More Solos and Duos (1975-1976)179
Crosby & Nash: "Wind on the Water" (1975)179
Stills: New Solos Lead to an Old Partner/The Stills-Young Band (1975-1976)181
Crosby & Nash meet Stills-Young (1976)184
Crosby & Nash: "Whistling Down the Wire"/A Visit from Stills (1976)187
Chapter 10CSN Again (1976-1978)190
Crosby, Stills & Nash: Together in Miami/CSN on Vinyl (1977)190
CSN: Three for the Road (1977)194
CSN: Stills Jams/Nash Marries/CN&Y at Benefit (1977)196
CSN: In the White House (1977)197
CSN: Tension Breaks on the Road (1977)198
CSN: Sessions Abort/CSN's Hollywood Star/Stills's Solo Dance (1978)200
Chapter 11Alone ... Together (1979)206
Nash: "Nuclear Madness"/A Break with Crosby (1979)206
Stills: "Havana Jam"/"Costello Knock Out" (1979)209
CSN: M.U.S.E./A Cause Unites (1979)211
Chapter 12Separate Journeys Cross (1980-1981)214
Chapter 13"Daylight Again" (1981-1982)228
CSN: Tracking Together/The Hollies Return/Crosby Arrested ... Twice (1981-1982)228
CSN: A Record at Last/"Peace Sunday" (1982)232
Chapter 14Back on Top (1982-1983)239
CSN: On the Road Again/"Daylight Again" video/Crosby Arrested ... #3/"Allies"/The Hollies Come Around (1982-1983)239
Chapter 15CSN"s Last Stand255
CSN: Live in Europe/Crosby Gets Five Years (1983)255
Chapter 16Where Do They Go From Here? (1983)258
CSN: Crosby in People/Nash in Hawaii/Stills Keeps Playing/Young Raises a Voice/The Open End (1983- )258
Chapter 17The Legacy Continues262

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