Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup

by David Browne


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The first and most complete narrative biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, by acclaimed music journalist and Rolling Stone senior writer David Browne

"Riveting." -People Magazine

"This is one of the great rock and roll stories." -New York Times Book Review

Even in the larger-than-life world of rock and roll, it was hard to imagine four more different men. Yet few groups were as in sync with their times as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Starting with the original trio's landmark 1969 debut album, their group and individual songs-"Wooden Ships," "Ohio," "For What It's Worth" (with Stills and Young's Buffalo Springfield)-became the soundtrack of a generation. But their story would rarely be as harmonious as their legendary vocal blend. Over the decades, these four men would continually break up, reunite, and disband again-all against a backdrop of social and musical change, recurring disagreements, and self-destructive tendencies that threatened to cripple them as a group and as individuals.

In Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup, Rolling Stone senior writer David Browne presents the ultimate deep diveinto rock and roll's most musical and turbulent brotherhood. Featuring exclusive interviewswith band members, colleagues, fellow superstars, former managers, employees,and lovers-and with access to unreleased music and documents-this is the sweepingstory of rock's longest-running, most dysfunctional, yet pre-eminent musical family,delivered with the epic feel their story rightly deserves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306922633
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/07/2020
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 245,123
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

David Browne is a senior writer at Rolling Stone and is the author of So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead and Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970 as well as biographies of Sonic Youth and Jeff and Tim Buckley. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Spin, The New Republic, and other outlets. He lives in Manhattan.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part 1 The Garden

1 Early Years-December 1968 3

2 January 1969-December 1969 39

3 January 1970-January 1971 81

Part 2 Many-Colored Beasts

4 February 1971-March 1973 115

5 April 1973-December 1974 146

6 February 1975-August 1978 181

Part 3 Wasted on the Way

7 January 1979-November 1982 225

8 March 1983-December 1985 256

9 January 1986-December 1988 282

10 December 1988-November 1994 310

Part 4 On the Way Home

11 April 1995-April 2000 337

12 May 2001-September 2006 366

13 January 2008-September 2018 390

Acknowledgments 419

Bibliography 422

Source Notes 423

Index 452

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