Crosby & Nash

Crosby & NashFrom: Los Angeles, CA, USA

On top of their solo careers and collaboration in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby and Graham Nash have performed and recorded regularly as a duo, mostly during the 1970s and 2000s.

After the success of Déjà Vu and subsequent breakup of CSNY in the summer of 1970, all four members released solo albums. Crosby released If I Could Only Remember My Name and Nash released Songs For Beginners, both in 1971. The two friends toured that autumn as an acoustic duo, receiving favourable reviews. Following the success of their tour, the duo decided to record an album together. In 1972, Crosby & Nash released the album Graham Nash David Crosby, which reached #4 on the Billboard 200, signifying that the two were still capable of drawing in fans without the more successful Still and Young. Further work together was put on hold when Crosby participated in The Byrds’ reunion album recording sessions. In 1973, Crosby and Nash joined Neil Young on tour which resulted in Young’s album Time Fades Away. Crosby collaborated with electronica artist and Grateful Dead associate Ned Lagin, and Nash recorded another solo album. During this period, the two singularly and together contributed backing vocals to various albums.

In 1974, there was a reunion tour for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and an attempt to record another album in Hawaii. After failing to complete an album Crosby and Nash signed a contract with ABC Records. The cassette and 8-track tape versions of their ABC LPs were issued by Atlantic, presumably as a result of contractual obligations. Albums were released in 1975 and 1976 respectively, Wind On The Water, and Whistling Down The Wire.

The duo were contacted by Stills and Young to a recording session for their new album Long May You Run. Crosby and Nash had to leave the session early because of a time constraint to complete their second album for ABC Records, so Stills and Young removed all of their vocals, releasing the album as The Stills-Young Band. Crosby and Nash vowed to never work with either Stills or Young ever again. However, this vow lasted less than a year as the two reconvened with Stills for the second CSN album in 1977. Four albums were released by ABC before they were bought by MCA in 1979.

Crosby & Nash attempted to record a new album for Capitol Records in 1979, but sessions were affected by Crosby’s increased dependence on freebase cocaine. Sessions would eventually appear on Nash’s Earth & Sky without any songs from Crosby. Crosby’s drug problems during the 1980s, along with his time in prison, precluded any activity with Nash, apart from appearing on the CSN and CSNY albums of that decade. The 1990 CSN album Live It Up started as a Crosby & Nash record, but like its predecessor Daylight Again, Atlantic refused to release anything that didn’t include the full trio. 2004 saw the release of the first original Crosby & Nash album since 1976. Crosby & Nash was a double-album and was released on Sanctuary Records.

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From the 1972 album Graham Nash/David Crosby
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