|Crosby, Stills & Nash|
Years: 1968 – 1970; 1973; 1974; 1976 – present
Styles: Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Pop Rock
David Crosby - Acoustic guitar , Guitar, Rhythm guitar, Vocals (in band: 1968 – 1970; 1973; 1974; 1976 – present)
Stephen Stills - Acoustic guitar , Banjo, Bass Guitar, Electric piano, Guitar, Keyboards, Lead guitar, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Slide guitar, Timbales, Vocals (in band: 1968 – 1970; 1973; 1974; 1976 – present)
Graham Nash - Acoustic guitar , Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Rhythm guitar, Vocals (in band: 1968 – 1970; 1973; 1974; 1976 – present)
Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) is a folk rock supergroup made up of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. They are known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) when joined by occasional fourth member Neil Young.
Crosby, Stills & Nash eponymous first offering was released in Summer '69 and soon broke into the US Top Ten. Featuring the distinctive songwritting talent of each member respectively ion "Guinnevere", "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" and "Marrakesh Express", the album introduced the close harmonising that would came characterise the band.
The times had certainly changed since "Déjà Vu's" release in 1970. Nevertheless, there was a hunger in the musical audience for a return to the harmony-soaked idealism with which trio had catapulted to popularity, and "CSN" consequently reached number two on the chaets, behind Fleetwood Mac's mega-success "Rumors".
The music is very good, though probably not up the hard-to-match level of "Crosby, Stills & Nash" or "Déjà Vu's".Still the songs showed a great deel of lyrical materity and compositional complexitycompared to those earlier albums from a far more innocent time. "Just a Song Before I Go" was a latestof Graham Nash's radio-friendly acoustic numbers, and was a Top Ten single.
"See the Changes" and "Dark Star" rank with the bes tof Stephen Stills' work, while David Crosby contributes three clasic fron his distinctive oeuve: "Shadow Captain", "Anything at All" and beautiful "In My Dreams".
"Daylight Again" was orginally a Stills and Nash project, but with the drug-addled Crosby added virtually in name only for commercial reasons (Timothy Schmit and Art Garfunkel provide many of the harmonies), this turned out better than expected, featuring Nash's reflective "Wasted on the Way" and Stills' "Southern Cross", both hits and respectable additions in the Crosby, Stills & Nash repertoire.
CSN recorded two more studio albums in the 1990s, "Live It Up" and "After the Storm", both low-sellers by previous standards. In 1994, CSN collaborated with Suzy Bogguss, Alison Krauss, and Kathy Mattea to contribute "Teach Your Children" to the AIDS benefit album "Red Hot + Country" produced by the Red Hot Organization. "After the Storm" barely made the top 100 on the album chart, and by the late nineties CSN found themselves without a record contract.
Crosby, Stills & Nash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997; CSN is the first band to have all its members inducted into the Hall twice. Crosby has also been inducted as a member of the Byrds (1991), and Stills as a member of Buffalo Springfield (1997). In 2010, Nash was inducted as a member of the Hollies.
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