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Crosby, Stills Nash & Young

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The musical partnership of David Crosby (born August 14, 1941), Stephen Stills (born January 3, 1945), and Graham Nash (born February 2, 1942), with and without Neil Young (born November 12, 1945), was not only one of the most successful touring and recording acts of the late '60s, '70s, and early '80s -- with the colorful, contrasting nature of the members' characters and their connection to the political and cultural upheavals of the time -- it was arguably the only American-based band to approach the overall societal impact of the Beatles. The group was a second marriage for all the participants when it came together in 1968: Crosby had been a member of the Byrds, Nash was in the Hollies, and Stills had been part of Buffalo Springfield. The resulting trio, however, sounded like none of its predecessors and was characterized by a unique vocal blend and a musical approach that ranged from acoustic folk to melodic pop to hard rock. CSN's debut album, released in 1969, was perfectly in tune with the times, and the group was an instant hit. By the time of their first tour (which included the Woodstock festival), they had added Young, also a veteran of Buffalo Springfield, who maintained a solo career. The first CSNY album, Déjà Vu, was a chart-topping hit in 1970, but the group split acrimoniously after a summer tour. 4 Way Street, a live double album issued after the breakup, was another number one hit. (When it was finally released on CD in 1992, it was lengthened with more live material.) In 1974, CSNY re-formed for a summer stadium tour without releasing a new record. Nevertheless, the compilation So Far became their third straight number one. Crosby, Stills & Nash re-formed without Young in 1977 for the album CSN, another giant hit. They followed with Daylight Again in 1982, but by then Crosby was in the throes of drug addiction and increasing legal problems. He was in jail in 1985-1986, but cleaned up and returned to action, with the result that CSNY reunited for only their second studio album, American Dream, in 1988. CSN followed with Live It Up in 1990, and though that album was a commercial disappointment, the trio remained a popular live act; it embarked on a 25th anniversary tour in the summer of 1994 and released a new album, After the Storm. The trio again reunited with Young for 1999's Looking Forward, followed in 2000 by their CSNY2K tour. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Albums by
Crosby, Stills Nash & Young

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    15 songs

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    The San Francisco Broadcast (Live)

    14 songs

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    American Dream

    10 songs

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    Déjà Vu

    12 songs

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    Looking Forward

    11 songs

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    So Far

    15 songs

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    Woodstock

    16 songs

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    Déjà Vu Live

    21 songs

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    4 Way Street [Expanded]

    22 songs

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    Fillmore East, New York, June 6th, 1970 (Remastered, Live On Broadcasting)

    7 songs

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    Bill Graham Memorial, San Francisco, November 3rd, 1991 (Remastered, Live On Broadcasting)

    40 songs

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    CSNY 1974

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    Looking Forward

    11 songs

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    Looking Forward

    2 songs

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    On the Way Home [Documentary]

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    Live at the Wembley Stadium

    17 songs

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    4 Way Street


Top Songs by
Crosby, Stills Nash & Young

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  2.   Ohio
  3.   Carry On
  4.   Woodstock
  5.   Teach Your Children
  6.   Déjà Vu
  7.   Helpless
  8.   Our House
  9.   Almost Cut My Hair
  10.   Love the One You're With
  11.   4 + 20
  12.   Find The Cost Of Freedom
  13.   Helplessly Hoping
  14.   Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
  15.   Everybody I Love You
  16.   Country Girl
  17.   Cowgirl in the Sand
  18.   Don't Let It Bring You Down
  19.   Wooden Ships
  20.   Long Time Gone
  21.   Sea of Madness
  22.   American Dream
  23.   Chicago/We Can Change the World
  24.   On the Way Home
  25.   Southern Man
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