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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

PHOTO OF THE MOMENT: CSNY - Norfolk, Virginia, August 17, 1974

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
The "Virginia Is For Lovers" Concert
Foreman Field @ Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia - August 17, 1974

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The Photo of the Moment is Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at the "Virginia Is For Lovers" concert at Foreman Field on the Old Dominion University campus in Norfolk, Virginia on August 17, 1974.

The editor of this blog attended this CSNY concert. It was the future thrasher's very first concert as a young teenager. To say the day left an impression would be an understatement of nearly biblical proportions.  

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Foreman Field @ Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia - August 17, 1974

It was - for many that day -- "our Woodstock".  An "our Woodstock" because we were either too young for Woodstock 1969.  Or too far away.  Or too out of the loop. Or not too far gone enough yet.

Since that day, we've changed right along with everyone else. Eventually our musical focus would turn to the 4th member of CSNY -- Neil Young.

Our very first album purchase was 4 Way Street by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. (Actually, we think it was a cassette tape since we didn't own a full stereo system just yet.)

4 Way Street by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
[Record Store Day Expanded Edition] (3 X LP, 180 gram)

4 Way Street by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is their second album (as CSNY – or third as CSN) and first live album.

4 Way Street features live recordings from their 1970 US tour, including legendary shows recorded at the Fillmore East (New York), The Forum (LA) and the Auditorium Theatre (Chicago).

Neil Young expresses warm memories of CSNY on his personal comments on Album Of The Week -- via Neil Young Archives -- posted last week.

Album Of The Week
via Neil Young Archives

4 Way Street by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is ranked in Best Live Rock Recordings (1969-79): Four Way Street.

Critic C. Michael Bailey writes: "Exceptional live recordings also feature performances so impassioned and so urgently propelled that the listener fears they may spin out of control at any moment. Examples can be found on any Neil Young live recording, but specifically on Live Rust's “Like a Hurricane”."

The review for Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young: Four Way Street has a nice background behind the recording.

Fillmore East, New York City - May 1970
Tickets for Crosby Stills Nash & Young concerts
6 Night Sold Out Run (June 2 - 7, 1970)

Also, see REVIEW: 4 Way Street by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young | Albums In Order Review Series by Mike "Expecting 2 Fly".

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Wembley Stadium, London, 1974-09-14
Photo by smartsetpix | Flickr
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup by David Browne
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More on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup by David Browne.

CSN&Y - Concord, CA, July 25, 2006

Also, more on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and "Freedom of Speech 2006 concert tour:

More on Stephen Stills, David Crosby, and Graham Nash.

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At 4/25/2019 07:47:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

I don't see Graham Nash in that picture...

At 4/25/2019 07:52:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Behind Crosby

At 4/25/2019 08:36:00 AM, Blogger nick said...

At 4/25/2019 11:42:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

I would just like to add that the Mono Woodstock vinyl from RSD finally gives us the actual performances from CSNY. The announcement actually adds Young, and Sea of Madness is a great performance. The whole soundtrack has more live stuff and it has a very earthy feel. Love it.

At 8/27/2023 05:37:00 AM, Blogger count said...

The poster says it was August 17, 1974 NOT August 27.

Foreman Field @ Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia - August 27, 1974

At 8/28/2023 10:40:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ count - right you are. thanks, corrected and updated.


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