Graham Nash


Very few can count the enormous amount of success reached by Nash, indeed, the Anglo-American artist, born in 1942, is one of the crucial figures of the rock scene.

He started his music career when in 1961, together with his schoolmates Allan Clarke (guitar and vocal), Eric Haydock (bass), Don Rathbone (drums), and Tony Hicks (guitar), he founded the band The Hollies.

They signed with EMI in 1963 and that same year they reached the British Top Ten with a Maurice William & The Zodiacs’ cover of “Stay”. The band published its first original song, “We’re Through”, a the end of 1964, but it was only in 1965 that their golden period began when their hit “I’m Alive” reached the first position on the British charts, and “Look Through Any Window” climbed the American Top 20.

At the end of 1968, Graham left The Hollies and founded a trio with David Crosby and Stephen Stills. Crosby, Stills & Nash published their eponymous debut album in 1969 which had six songs on the Billboard Top 200 simultaneously and achieved quadruple platinum certification. The trio popularity grew even more when in the summer of 1969 they performed at the Woodstock Festival. Neil Young joined the performance and joined the band permanently, recording with CNS (then turned into CNSY) Déja Vu in 1970. The album was supported by a tour, but the band broke up shortly after it.

Nash kept writing and producing music and in 1971 he released his debut album as a solo act, Songs for Beginners. The album was a reflection on change, transitions, and having to start over which told the period after the end of Graham’s relationship with Joni Mitchell. The debut was certified gold and was followed by Wild Tales in 1973.

CNSY got back together for a revolutionary stadium tour in 1974 but they did not release any new music and in 1980 Earth & Sky, which was meant to be Crosby & Nash’s album, turned into the third solo album by Nash. That same year, thanks to Atlantic Record’s intervention, CNS published Daylight Again. The album earned the favor of both the critics and the public and launched a more solid collaboration for the trio which continued to tour consistently despite the artists’ solo obligations.

In 1998 Young unexpectedly came back to the recording studio with CNS for the album American Dream and again in 1999 for Looking Forward which was supported with a tour in 2000 and 2002. That same year, Graham Nash revitalized his solo career releasing Songs for Survivors.Nash published his long-awaited autobiography, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life, in 2013, which offered an unfiltered look at his extraordinary career. This project was followed in 2016 by his first solo album in fourteen years, The Path Tonight, which brought him to Italy for five concert dates during the summer of 2018 in Rome, Val Fasana, Pistoia, and Milan.





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