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Crosby, Stills, & Nash — Crosby, Stills, & Nash

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 22, 2012 6:30 AM

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It was a glorious day in the late-1960s when David Crosby of the Byrds, Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield, and Graham Nash of the Hollies joined forces and created the folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, & Nash. All three members are part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — twice.

Their first album, simply titled Crosby, Stills, & Nash, was released on May 29, 1969. The record was well-received and lifted the group to stardom.

When the trio came together, so, too, did the strengths of each musician. Crosby's knack for writing songs with social commentary helped shape the group. Nash brought his ability to write chart-topping pop songs. And Stills was a multi-instrumentalist fluent in the language of music.

The album spend much of the summer of '69 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, and it has since multi-platinum. In 2003, the album ranked No. 259 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

One of the album's two singles, "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" is one of the best rock 'n' roll tracks ever with one of the most recognizable codas ever. Stills sings in Spanish while Crosby and Nash sing the famous "doo-doo-doot" backup vocals. Listen to it; you'll see what I mean.

— by Jordan Montgomery


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