Graham Nash Says Career Retrospective Is Just the Beginning
An interview with Graham Nash on his new box set Reflections from Spinner.com where he says his career retrospective is just the beginning:
Q: For the second album, 'Déjà Vu,' the band added Neil Young. How did that happen?
Graham Nash: It came about because we realized that with this great record, people would want to see us and therefore we had to go out on the road. David and I are decent rhythm guitar players, but we couldn't provide Stephen with what he was getting from Neil Young when they played in Buffalo Springfield. They were two stags on the sides of the stage dueling it out with their guitars and entering into a musical conversation with each other. After a few names were bandied around, Neil's came up and I quite frankly said, 'I know Neil's a great, great songwriter, but I don't know who he is. I would like to spend some time with him before we let him into the band.' So I went to breakfast with him in Greenwich Village, and after that I would have made Neil Young president. He was very funny, very confident. He was just a very solid individual and it was very obvious from the first day I met him."
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