Thirty years after they debuted in front of 500,000 people at the original Woodstock, Crosby, Stills, and Nash are older, wiser, and more amiable than ever. And thatâ€™s after a very tumultuous, druggy, emotionally-challenged journey.
The veteran folk/rock combo emerged in 1969 from the ashes of three popular â€™60s bands â€” David Crosby from The Byrds, Graham Nash from British Invasion group The Hollies, and Stills from folk-rock outfit Buffalo Springfield. After releasing their landmark 1969 self-titled debut, songwriter Neil Young (who played with Stills in Buffalo Springfield) joined the gang to record the equally impressive 1970 album, DÃ©jÃ Vu.
Their string of radio hits include â€œMarrakesh Express,â€� â€œSuite: Judy Blue Eye,â€� â€œOhio,â€� â€œHelpless,â€� â€œOur House,â€� â€œTeach Your Children,â€� â€œWasted on the Way,â€� â€œJust a Song Before I Go,â€� and â€œSouthern Cross.â€�
CS&N are currently finishing a new album for Columbia Records with Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin. This summer, Rhino Records will released Crosby, Stills & Nash Demos, a single-disc collection of rare and previously unheard demos reaching back to the groupâ€™s earliest days. The bandâ€™s current U.S. tour follows their recent induction into the New York City-based Songwriterâ€™s Hall of Fame. The honor follows their 1997 induction into the Rock â€™nâ€™ Roll Hall of Fame.