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 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.
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!”
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.
CSN release their seventh on June 21, 1982 …