Graham Nash

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as both a member of 1960s beat favourites The Hollies and of counter-culture supergroup Crosby, Stills and Nash, Graham Nash is a master of infectious pop harmonies and soulful songwriting who continues to perform and record as a well-respected solo artist. Growing up in Salford, Lancashire, Graham Nash and school friend Allan Clarke formed The Hollies in 1963 to play American R&B covers, and were key figures as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones sparked a rock and roll revolution and led the British Invasion bands into the US pop charts. Named as a tribute to Buddy Holly, the band scored 18 top ten hits in the UK, including "I'm Alive," "Carrie Anne," "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" and "Bus Stop," but Graham Nash quit in 1968 after Cass Elliot introduced him to former Buffalo Springfield members David Crosby and Stephen Stills and the trio set about crafting a brand of sun-kissed, West Coast folk-rock. After playing their second-ever gig at the legendary Woodstock Festival, their self-titled debut album went four times platinum and landed them their first Grammy Award, before Neil Young joined the band for the classic, US number one album Deja Vu in 1970. Graham Nash went on to release his debut solo album Songs for Beginners in 1971, featuring Jerry Garcia, PP Arnold and a host of friends, and became more politicised with songs like "Chicago," which referred to the riots at the Democratic National Convention, and "Immigration Man," which he recorded on a duo album with David Crosby. He was in a more introspective mood on his second solo record Wild Tales in 1974, which told of his relationship break-ups with Joni Mitchell and Rita Coolidge, and despite failing to find large-scale commercial success, his 1980s albums Earth & Sky and Innocent Eyes were full of his trademark dreamy melodies and wholehearted, honest lyricism. Over the years, Crosby, Stills and Nash put aside their numerous issues to make several successful comebacks, including at Live Aid in 1985, and Graham Nash rejoined The Hollies for reunion tours and greatest hits albums in the mid-1980s. Away from music he also helped set up the Musicians United for Safe Energy anti-nuclear campaign and was awarded an OBE in 2010, before returning with his sixth solo album This Path Tonight in 2016. He released a new single, "Vote," in 2020, followed by the live album Graham Nash: Live – Songs for Beginners / Wild Tales in 2022. In 2023, Graham Nash unveiled his seventh solo album Now, which he co-produced with Todd Caldwell. The album cracked the UK top 50.

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