I was reading an article on Crosby, Stills and Nash in the local paper, they appeared in concert at The King Center in Melbourne, Florida on The 22nd of August. The article did not say anything new to me until I came to the end of the article. Here you go, a few interesting facts about Crosby, Stills and Nash that I bet you don’t know.
CROSBY, STILLS & NASH FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW
1. The three singer-songwriters have been harmonizing together since their initial impromptu collaboration, in Joni Mitchell’s living room … or in “Mama” Cass Elliot’s dining room. Crosby and Nash say it was the former site, Stills insists it was the latter.
2. While the trio appeared at Woodstock in one of their earliest public performances, they were one of the few groups to also play at the considerably less “peace and love”-tinged music festival at Altamont, Calif., soon afterward.
3. Before Crosby, Stills & Nash signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records, their longtime label, they failed an audition with the Beatles’ Apple Records.
4. When Crosby was dropped by the Byrds and Nash grew dissatisfied with the Hollies, they decided their next group would be known simply by their last names, to ensure they could not be so easily replaced if a similar schism occurred.
5. Stills approached Steve Winwood of Blind Faith about touring with them as keyboardist. The head of Atlantic Records suggested Canadian Neil Young, who had been a member of Buffalo Springfield with Stills.
6. Creative differences kept threatening to break apart the group and in 1971, Crosby and Nash headed off on an acoustic tour, eventually seen in the 1998 documentary “Another Stoney Evening.” Young forged his own solo tour, with its own documentary, “Journey Through the Past.”
7. The Crosby, Stills & Nash logo, used from the mid-’70s through the ’80s, their last initials intertwined, was designed by “Saturday Night Live” comedian Phil Hartman.
8. Crosby, Stills & Nash’s 1969 debut album, which includes such signature songs as “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Guinnevere” and “Wooden Ships,” as well as their follow-up album with Young, “Déjà Vu,“ which contains “Teach Your Children,” “Our House” and “Almost Cut My Hair,” were named two of the 500 greatest albums of all time by “Rolling Stone” magazine.
9. The group’s “Just A Song Before I Go” is its most successful. It was their first multiplatinum single that became their all-time highest-charting album track.
BTW: We saw Crosby, Stills Nash and Young in concert about 2 years ago. What a great concert. A showcase of the best of the best. From guitar playing to singing. Not much has changed either, boy was it a political statement!! Enjoy.