INTERVIEW: Graham Nash on 1974 CSNY Tour | No Depression
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From an interview with Graham Nash on the 1974 CSNY Tour in No Depression by Gary Stoller:
The 1974 tour of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was one of the best tours in rock music history, and Nash spent a lot of time sorting through concert tapes to compile the 2014 multi-disc box set, CSNY 1974.Complete interview with Graham Nash in No Depression by Gary Stoller.
I recall seeing the group at Denver’s Mile High Stadium and Chicago Stadium that year and was completely blown away by the three-hour-plus shows. The most vivid memories are all four members huddled together, wailing on their electric guitars during long jams, and Neil Young debuting his brilliant album On the Beach. Nash says he remembers the Mile High Stadium show, because Crosby fell while running toward the stage across the baseball field before the show. That show and others on the tour, Nash says, were the zenith of CSNY live.
“Mile High Stadium was a great show, and that tour was full of wonderful music,” he says. “That’s one of the reasons why I did the CSNY box set. I wanted to show historically that Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were a fabulous rock and roll band. If anybody in the future wants to know who the fuck CSNY were, that box set will give them a good idea.”
He says that chapter of his life — compiling CSN or CSNY material — is over, and his multi-decade stint with Crosby, Stills and Nash is “done.”
Also, see more on the 1974 CSNY Tour.
Oakland Coliseum, July 14, 1974
Photo by David Zimmer
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