Wind On The Water

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.

Chicago 1968

August 28, 1968 ~ At the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, overzealous police in riot gear brutally beat protesters who are demonstrating against the Vietnam War. The Doors, Graham Nash and Phil Ochs all write songs about it.

Just a kid and visiting my Big Sis in Wausau, I remember sitting in the living room of her apartment watching the whole scene unfold on TV. It was surreal and still feels like it was yesterday.

The Woodstock Show

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!”

An Anguished Cover of Neil Young’s “Ohio” by Jon Batiste, Leon Bridges, and Gary Clark, Jr. 

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.

Source: An Anguished Cover of Neil Young’s “Ohio” by Jon Batiste, Leon Bridges, and Gary Clark, Jr. | The New Yorker