David Crosby and Graham Nash release their second album on September 15, 1975. A new CSNY album wasn’t going to happen with The Captain (Stills) working on a solo album and Shakey reconstituting a new Crazy Horse. So, Croz and Nash tell some notable stories about “Mama Lion” (rumored to be about Joni Mitchell,) “Cowboy of Dreams” was a take on Neil Young and “Take The Money and Run” about what was about the financial debacle that was the 1974 CSNY world tour.
On September 14, 1974, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performed at Wembley Stadium in London. One of the latter stops on the legendary tour, the three hour show consisted of three sets, and featured songs from their 1970 album, as well as solo material from each band member. Joni Mitchell and baby Chris Stills also made guest appearances.
August 19, 1969 ~ Mere hours after the epic festival, Crosby, Stills and Nash appear on the Dick Cavett Show, giving a first-hand account of the Woodstock festival that took place over the weekend. Joni Mitchell, who skipped the festival to make sure she could keep her appearance on the show, performs a song she wrote about it called “Woodstock” and also “Chelsea Morning.” The Jefferson Airplane appear, too, and Grace more than a few times calls Dick Cavette “Jim.” Finally, Cavette responds, “You’ve got to learn my name, Miss, Joplin!”
Of all of the people that I can think of that I’ve really loved as musicians — and then there are some stunners in there that I miss; I miss (Jimi) Hendrix, I miss Janis (Joplin), I miss my friend Cass (Elliott), I miss a lot of people that I lost — yeah, I probably miss him the most.
Recently, “Ohio” was thoughtfully reimagined by Leon Bridges, Gary Clark, Jr., and Jon Batiste, as part of a playlist curated by Spotify called “Echoes of Vietnam,” inspired by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s* new PBS documentary series about the era.
June 30, 1971 ~ The Captain releases his second solo album. A few noteables stop by to lend a hand: Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Nils Lofgren, Dr. John, David Crosby and Jerry Garcia. Hell, famed rock photog Henry Diltz even does some backing vocals work.
CSN release their seventh on June 21, 1982 …
The debut album from The Byrds is released on June 21, 1965.
The album influences many including Tom Petty and others and introduces the music world to “folk rock.”
It’s #232 on Rolling Stone Magazines 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.