Throwback Thursday: Crosby, Stills, and Nash

This week on Throwback Thursday, we’re reflecting on one of rock history’s most successful supergroups—Crosby, Stills, and Nash!

David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Stephen Stills formed in 1968 after playing with international acts like The Hollies (Nash), Buffalo Springfield (Stills), and The Byrds (Crosby) and soon became famous for their folky harmonies with a rock edge, rivaled only by Simon and Garfunkel in terms of melody. After being turned down by The Beatles’ famed Apple Records label, the guys got picked up by Atlantic Records based on their clout from previous groups, and decided to identify only by their names instead of a group title to make the band’s membership more fluid.

After their 1969 self-titled debut became a mainstream hit, Atlantic insisted the group shake up the lineup a little. Just like that, the group was joined by former Buffalo Springfield member Neil Young, who went on tour with the band in the summer of ’69 (Woodstock, anyone?) and continued with them. The group continued to enjoy success with subsequent albums likeDéjà Vu and CSN, with no shortage of band bickering, drug problems, breaking up and getting back together in between. Like any great band story, the Crosby, Stills, and Nash story is fraught with hits of the musical and physical variety, and we couldn’t be any happier to feature them on this week’s Throwback. Celebrate years of Crosby, Stills, and Nash with us today at 5PM on WERS!

By Jamie Loftus

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Throwback Thursday: Annie Lennox
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