Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Biography
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young a folk rock group were originally only Crosby, Stills & Nash made up of members, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. It was only later when Neil Young joined the group that the new name took effect and became famous worldwide.
There was no date recorded as to when the group was officially formed but Crosby, Stills & Nash, the original trio, released their first album in May 1969. The album went on to become a hit with two Top 40 hit singles. After this initial success, they enrolled Neil Young into their group to become a quartet.
The new quartet went on a tour in the late summer of 1969 through the following January, performing their first act together as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on Aug. 17, 1969 at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago. They released their first album Déjà Vu in March 1970. The became an instant hit, topping the charts and generating three hit singles.
Other than remaining as a group, each member also released solo albums of their own between September 1970 and May 1971. Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush was released in September. Stephen Stills album made it’s debut in November, David Crosby’s If I Could Only Remember My Name in February, and Graham Nash’s Songs for Beginners in May. All their solo albums did pretty well in the Billboard 200.
However, the group ran into some serious personal difference in opinions and the squabbles that had sunk the band in 1970 started again, scattering the group.
In the summer of 1974, the quartet reassembled once again. Though everything looked okay between the members in public, it was not so sweet otherwise. Crosby and Nash decided separate from the band to re-activate their partnership as Crosby & Nash. They signed up with ABC Records, did tours and produced two studio albums, Wind On The Water in 1975 and Whistling Down The Wire in 1976.
Meanwhile, Stills and Young returned to their own solo careers.
All four members though separated, did well individually and all the four members of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.