Graham Nash Visits The GRAMMY Museum
GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Graham Nash recently participated in an installment of the GRAMMY Museum's A Conversation With series. Before an intimate audience at the Museum's Clive Davis Theater, Nash discussed his departure from the Hollies, singing with David Crosby and Stephen Stills for the first time in Joni Mitchell's living room, writing his autobiography Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life, and his special band with Crosby, among other topics.
"It was an incredible musical moment for me personally," said Nash on singing with Crosby and Stills for the first time. "The Hollies and the Byrds and [Buffalo] Springfield were very fine harmony bands, we knew what we were doing. But when David and Stephen and I put our voices together around that microphone … nobody, and I mean nobody, in the world [could] sound like that."
A founding member of the Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash, Manchester, England, native Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. He earned a GRAMMY in 1969 for Best New Artist with Crosby, Stills & Nash. That same year the trio earned a GRAMMY nomination for Album Of The Year for their self-titled debut, which was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1999. In 1970 — with the addition of GRAMMY winner Neil Young — Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young earned a second Album Of The Year GRAMMY nomination for their No. 1 hit Déjà Vu, which was inducted into the Hall in 2012. In 1971 the quartet released 4 Way Street, which climbed to No. 1 and featured the Top 15 hit "Ohio," which earned induction into the Hall in 2009.
As a solo artist, Nash released several albums to crack the Billboard 200, including his solo debut, 1971's Songs For Beginners, which peaked at No. 15. Nash has also released several collaborative albums with Crosby, including the Top 10 hits Graham Nash/David Crosby (No. 4, 1972) and Wind On The Water (No. 6, 1975).
Aside from music, Nash is also a photographer and published author. His photographic work is collected in the book Eye To Eye: Photographs By Graham Nash. In 2008 he curated other artists' photographic work in Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock 'N' Roll Photographs Selected By Graham Nash (2009). His autobiography, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life, was released in 2013.
Upcoming GRAMMY Museum events include The Drop: Carlene Carter (April 15), The Drop: Mary Gauthier (April 21) and Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin: Common Ground (April 24).