Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
|What music icon did Steve Stills follow from New York to England, "learning" how to play lead guitar and being tutored in chord positioning and improvisation along the way?||Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell later told Stills that Jimi was looking everywhere for him to invite him to join the Experience as the bassist. Stills never got the message...apparently his management thought it was the wrong move!
CSNY. A Neil Young composition from the album "Looking Forward" .
Crosby-Nash. From the album "Wind On The Water" .
Stephen Stills. The title and chorus lyric were taken from something Billy Preston said at a London "happening" that Stills was attending. This song is a timeless classic from the album "Stephen Stills" .
F. 1969...Best new artist!
No. They had previously performed at the Fillmore East in New York on July 25, and at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago on August 16.
Crazy Horse. Nils Lofgren, who also fronted his own band, Grin, played keyboards for the second version of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, is best known for his guitar work with the E-Street Band. The late [d. Aug. 25, 2002] Jack Nitsche went on to become a record producer, film scorer, and orchestral arranger. Talbot and Molino were re-joined by Frank Sampedro [guitarist for the first Crazy Horse incarnation] to become the longest-lasting version of Crazy Horse.
|Stephen Stills, Chris Hillman, Dallas Taylor, Joe Lala, "Fuzzy" Samuels, Al Perkins, and Paul Harris were all members of what band?||Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Manassas. Stephen Stills' grand experiment with rock, country, psychedelica, blues, bluegrass, latin rhythm, and funk produced two albums: "Manassas" (double album)  and "Down The Road" . Hillman, Perkins and Harris later joined John David Souther and Richie Furay for the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band!
|Graham Nash quit the Hollies over creative direction: they felt he was writing songs outside the mainstream rock of the 60's, pandering to drugs and sex. Rejection of "The Sleep Song" and what CSN hit were the last straw for Nash?||Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
"Marrakesh Express". Graham, who felt that the Hollies were starting to sound like a Las Vegas act with no social relevance or conscience, went to stay at his friend Mama Cass Elliot's California home to find himself and the rest...well, you know!
|Who wrote "For Everyman" as a response to the apocalyptic ideas of Crosby/Stills/Kantner's "Wooden Ships", wondering about the people that were left behind?||Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Jackson Browne. Kantner co-wrote two verses of "Wooden Ships" but wasn't originally credited because he was being sued by his managers. Tom Rush is a great folk-rock artist ["Desperados Waiting For A Train"].
|Who is the drummer/percussionist/flutist/keyboardist that has appeared on numerous CSNY and Stills albums and tours and was originally part of Joe Walsh's ensemble band before Walsh joined the Eagles?||Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Joe Vitale. That's Joe Vitale's haunting flute solo on the live version of "Turn To Stone", found on Joe Walsh's "You Can't Argue With A Sick Mind". Russ Kunkel has performed with CSNY on various projects and tours as well and was Jackson Browne's drummer. Percussionist Joe Lala is a long-time Stills associate who has performed with CSN. Bill Madden was the drummer for NJ-based bar bands The Line-up and Cherokee.
|Who is the long-time keyboardist/vocalist that has appeared on CSN and Stephen Stills' solo albums and toured with the band?||Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Mike Finnigan. Hammond B-3 player and blues singer extraordinaire Taz DiGregorio is the keyboardist for the Charlie Daniels Band, Michael MacDonald was with Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers before embarking on his solo career. Joe Snak [R.I.P.] worked as the keyboardist for the Whiskey Band on the NY-NJ-Ct.-Pa. club circuit in the late '70's and early '80's.
T. In 1989 and 1990, Nash hosted the socially relevant television talk program "The Inside Track...with Graham Nash" on the Arts and Entertainment [A & E] cable network. In contrast to the grandstanding of Geraldo Rivera and the bombast of Morton Downey, Jr., Nash involved his guests - an eclectic group of artists, musicians, and actors, such as Grace Slick, Drew Barrymore, Bob Geldof, and Suzy Chaffee, to name just a few - and live studio audience in thought-provoking discussions about drugs, music, media, animal rights, and other issue-related topics. While the show was not a performance-oriented program, musical guests were given the opportunity to entertain if they so desired.
five (5). "Deja Vu" (1970), "4 Way Street" [Live] (1971), "So Far" ["Best of"] (1974), "American Dream" (1988), and "Looking Forward" (1999).
F. As of 2001, CSNY duo projects have included five Crosby-Nash albums and one Stills-Young album but no Crosby-Stills, Crosby-Young, Stills-Nash, or Nash-Young albums to date. The Stills-Nash Band [Stills, Nash, Finnigan, Stergis, Vitale, Perry, Lala] toured 1980-1982 but didn't release any albums at that time.
Judy Collins . It started out as a love poem that kept growing. Stephen Stills can fill an album with his songs of lost loves, unrequited loves, failed loves, and mistaken loves. Fortunately he's been able to stay attached and faithful to his first love: music!
Dallas Taylor. Dallas Taylor was CSN's original drummer and legend is that the name was to be Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Taylor, but Ahmet Ertegan wanted the drums toned down and the acoustic music and harmonies to be the main focal point of the band so Dallas was moved to the background. Joe Lala is Stills' long-time percussion sideman, "Fuzzy" Samuels was CSN's some-time bassist, and Neil Young joined the band after the first album, right before the heavy touring started.
|Mama Cass Elliot of The Mamas and the Papas was responsible for first bringing Crosby, Stills, and Nash together. Is this statement true or false? ||Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
T. Stills and Crosby were attempting a partnership when Mama Cass brought Nash to a writing session at Joni Mitchell's home and Graham improvised a harmony for "You Don't Have To Cry". History was made!
|In 1965, Neil Young toured with a band from Toronto called the Mynah Birds whose members became the foundations for Buffalo Springfield and Steppenwolf, except for the lead singer, who went on to a solo career as _____ ______?||Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Rick James. Joni Mitchell has many "connections" to the history of CSNY but was never a part of any of their bands. Bassist Bruce Palmer and Neil Young left the Mynahs for Buffalo Springfield, drummer Jerry Edmonton and keyboardist Goldie McJohn joined John Kaye to form Steppenwolf, and lead singer Rick James became THE "Super-freak"!
|As a teen-ager in Gainesville, Florida, Stephen Stills was in a rock and roll band [the Continentals] with what latter-day Eagle guitarist?||Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Don Felder. In 1960, the 15 year olds were on their way to stardom! Singer/songwriter/guitarist Joe Walsh [James Gang, solo work, and the Eagles] has shared musicians with Stills. Guitarist/songwriter/singer/banjoist Bernie Leadon is a founding member of the Eagles who was replaced by Don Felder. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Huey Thommason, of Tampa, Florida, is the founder and leader of The Outlaws, as well as a former member of Lynyrd Skynyrd. As of 2001, none have worked with Stills.
Buffalo Springfield. The Youngbloods were Jesse Colin Young's band. Poco pedal-steel guitarist/banjoist/singer-songwriter Rusty Young played on Buffalo Springfield's last album as a session musician. Crazy Horse is one of Neil Young's back-up bands.
the Hollies . Allan Clarke and Graham Nash formed the Hollies in Manchester, England. The group, which scored multiple top 40 hits including "Bus Stop", "Stop, Stop, Stop", "Carrie Ann", and "The Air That I Breathe", was not named after the plant; it was named in tribute to Buddy Holly!
The Byrds. Jefferson Airplane guitarist Paul Kantner co-wrote "Wooden Ships" with Crosby and Stills and the Airplane members' appeared on Crosby's first solo album "If I Could Only Remember My Name". Ex-Byrds Gram Parsons, Michael Clarke, and Chris Hillman were the core of the Burrito Brothers during and after the creation of the Byrds but Crosby was never a member.
Buffalo Springfield. Illinois Speed Press was the band that gave us Paul Cotton, who would later join Buffalo Springfield alumni Richie Furay and Jim Messina [and replace Messina] as a member of Poco.
Marrakesh Express. This Graham Nash song was recorded in 1969 about travelling to this Morrocan city.
"I've been saving all my money just to take you there.
I smell the garden in your hair.
Take the train from Casablanca going south,
blowing smoke rings from the corners of my m m m m mouth.
Colored cottons hang in the air,
charming cobras in the square.
Striped djellebas we can wear at home. "
Our House. Another song written during Graham Nash's relationship with Joni Mitchell, "Our House" was originally recorded in 1970.
"Our house is a very, very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard.
Life used to be so hard.
Now everything is easy
'Cause of you"
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. This suite with four sections was written by Stephen Stills about is then-girlfriend, folksinger Judy Collins.
"It's getting to the point where I am no fun anymore. I am sorry.
Sometimes it hurts so badly I must cry out loud, 'I am lonely.'
I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are, you make it hard."
Teach Your Children. This one is written by Graham Nash and included Jerry Garcia on pedal steel guitar in the original 1970 recording. Those of you who are fans of the Amerian TV show "The Office" may recall Michael and Dwight singing these lines as part of Take Your Child to Work Day.
"You who are on the road must have a code that you can live by.
And so become yourself because the past is just a good bye.
Teach your children well, their father's hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams, the one they picks, the one you'll know by."
Long Time Gone. Another David Crosby composition that mentions hair cutting...
"Speak out, you got to speak out against the madness.
You got to speak your mind if you dare.
But don't, no don't, no, try to get yourself elected.
If you do you had better cut your hair."
Almost Cut My Hair. Although it's not as well known as some of his songs, the first few lines of this David Crosby work have been called a hippie anthem:
"Almost cut my hair, happened just the other day.
It was gettin' kinda long, I coulda said it was in my way.
But I didn't and I wonder why, I feel like letting my freak flag fly,
Yes, I feel like I owe it to someone."
Woodstock. This song was written by Joni Mitchell based on what she had heard from Graham Nash about the Woodstock Music Festival. It eventually appeard on several of her albums.
The lines that follow those in the song include the chorus.
"And maybe it's the time of year, yes, and maybe it's the time of man.
And I don't know who I am but life is for learning.
We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
and we got to get ourselves back to the garden."