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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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Crosby, Stills & Nash's eponymous debut album marks the point where rock music transitions from the heady explorations of the 1960s into the burnished self-reflections of the '70s. Upon its release in 1969, the album ushered in a new era, one where revolutions turned inward as the music got quieter and softer, creating a soundtrack for a generation easing into adulthood. Maturation looms large in the collective work of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash, who were occasionally joined by Stills' former Buffalo Springfield bandmate Neil Young, who was added to help fill out the band's sound as they headed out on a tour that wound up shattering all previous records for ticket sales. CSN(&Y) made music for grown-ups during their '70s heyday, an aesthetic that eventually evolved from folk-rock into adult contemporary pop in the '80s. The transition wasn't necessarily smooth. The members often quarreled, splitting into side projects -- Crosby and Nash worked as a duo for a while, Stills led a band called Manassas for a spell in the '70s -- but Crosby, Stills & Nash always reunited (sometimes with the assistance of Young), as the chemistry and cultural impact they had as a group proved too hard to resist.

Crosby, Stills & Nash was a second act for all the participants when they formed in 1968: Crosby had been a member of the Byrds, Nash was in the Hollies, and Stills had been part of Buffalo Springfield. The resulting trio, however, sounded like none of its predecessors and was characterized by a unique vocal blend and a musical approach that ranged from acoustic folk to melodic pop to hard rock. CSN's debut album, released in 1969, was perfectly in tune with the times, and the group was an instant hit. By the time of their first tour (which included the Woodstock Festival), they had added Young, also a veteran of Buffalo Springfield, who maintained a solo career.

The first CSN&Y album, Déjà Vu, was a chart-topping hit in 1970, but the group split acrimoniously after a summer tour. 4 Way Street, a live double-album issued after the breakup, was another number one hit. (When it was finally released on CD in 1992, it was lengthened with more live material.) In 1974, CSNY re-formed for a summer stadium tour without releasing a new record. Nevertheless, the compilation So Far became their third straight number one. Crosby, Stills & Nash re-formed without Young in 1977 for the album CSN, another giant hit. They followed with Daylight Again in 1982, but by then Crosby was in the throes of drug addiction and increasing legal problems. He was in jail in 1985 and 1986, but cleaned up and returned to action, with the result that CSN&Y reunited for only their second studio album, American Dream, in 1988. CSN followed with Live It Up in 1990, and though that album was a commercial disappointment, the trio remained a popular live act; they embarked on a 25th anniversary tour in the summer of 1994 and released a new album, After the Storm. The trio again reunited with Young for 1999's Looking Forward, followed in 2000 by their CSNY2K tour. David Crosby died on January 18, 2023 at the age of 81. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Total plays

786.2 million
Updated on 2024-07-21

Monthly listeners

2,923,523

Followers

1,730,755

Top Cities

  1. Australia
    41,561 listeners
  2. United Kingdom
    34,142 listeners
  3. United States
    37,458 listeners
  4. United States
    34,796 listeners
  5. Canada
    33,053 listeners

Related artists

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Blood, Sweat & Tears
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Blind Faith
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Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
Our House
Our House
166,497,881 2:60 1970-03-11
Helplessly Hoping
Helplessly Hoping
157,636,017 2:39 1974-08-19
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
117,084,604 7:25 1974-08-19
Teach Your Children - 2021 Remaster
Teach Your Children - 2021 Remaster
88,822,458 2:53 1970-03-11
Almost Cut My Hair - 2021 Remaster
Almost Cut My Hair - 2021 Remaster
55,074,337 4:30 1970-03-11
Carry On - 2021 Remaster
Carry On - 2021 Remaster
49,895,381 4:28 1970-03-11
Wooden Ships
Wooden Ships
27,242,708 5:28 1974-08-19
4 + 20 - 2021 Remaster
4 + 20 - 2021 Remaster
17,497,075 2:09 1970-03-11
Déjà Vu - 2021 Remaster
Déjà Vu - 2021 Remaster
12,025,638 4:12 1970-03-11
Deja Vu
Deja Vu
12,025,638 4:12 1970-03-11
Guinnevere
Guinnevere
10,366,812 4:39 1974-08-19
Find the Cost of Freedom
Find the Cost of Freedom
10,089,576 1:58 1974-08-19
American Dream
American Dream
4,069,307 3:18 1988-11-11
Teach Your Children
Teach Your Children
2,868,925 3:14 1969-05-29
Our House - 2021 Remaster
Our House - 2021 Remaster
2,861,125 3:01 1970-03-11
This Old House
This Old House
2,497,993 4:50 1988-11-11
Clear Blue Skies
Clear Blue Skies
2,370,812 3:07 1988-11-11
Chicago - Live
Chicago - Live
2,260,216 3:11 1971-04-07
The Lee Shore - Live
The Lee Shore - Live
2,158,849 4:29 1971-04-07
Sanibel
Sanibel
1,605,134 4:21 1999-10-15
Got It Made
Got It Made
1,593,534 4:56 1988-11-11
Heart of Gold - live
Heart of Gold - live
1,393,795 3:16 1972-03-26
Love the One You're With - Live
Love the One You're With - Live
1,381,259 3:25 1971-04-07
Living with War - Theme
Living with War - Theme
1,154,862 3:25 2008-07-22
Almost Cut My Hair - 2006 Remaster
Almost Cut My Hair - 2006 Remaster
1,152,052 4:18 2006-11-21
Stand and Be Counted
Stand and Be Counted
1,145,032 4:53 1999-10-15
After the Garden - Live
After the Garden - Live
1,144,930 3:42 2008-07-22
Teach Your Children - Live
Teach Your Children - Live
1,122,487 3:02 1971-04-07
What Are Their Names? - Live
What Are Their Names? - Live
1,101,497 2:28 2008-07-22
Heartland
Heartland
1,041,754 4:29 1999-10-15
Right Between the Eyes - Live
Right Between the Eyes - Live
1,020,144 3:37 1971-04-07
Don't Say Goodbye
Don't Say Goodbye
1,015,775 3:23 1988-11-11
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Live
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Live
1,013,567 0:34 1971-04-07
Name of Love
Name of Love
979,876 4:13 1988-11-11
Triad - Live
Triad - Live
959,848 6:55 1971-04-07
Long Time Gone - Live
Long Time Gone - Live
924,951 5:58 1971-04-07
Faith in Me
Faith in Me
916,815 4:20 1999-10-15
Military Madness - Live
Military Madness - Live
911,288 4:02 2008-07-22
Let's Impeach the President - Live
Let's Impeach the President - Live
901,876 5:43 2008-07-22
49 Bye-Byes / America's Children - Live
49 Bye-Byes / America's Children - Live
885,358 6:35 1971-04-07
Ivory Tower - Outtake
Ivory Tower - Outtake
838,406 3:52 1970-03-11
Shock and Awe - Live
Shock and Awe - Live
809,250 5:08 2008-07-22
King Midas in Reverse - Live
King Midas in Reverse - Live
740,287 3:43 1971-04-07
Find the Cost of Freedom - Live
Find the Cost of Freedom - Live
728,180 2:21 1971-04-07
Black Queen - Live
Black Queen - Live
717,891 6:45 1971-04-07
Carry On - Live
Carry On - Live
712,572 14:19 1971-04-07
Laughing - Live
Laughing - Live
688,231 3:36 1971-04-07
The Needle and the Damage Is Done - live
The Needle and the Damage Is Done - live
595,067 2:15 1972-03-26
Deja Vu - Live
Deja Vu - Live
594,123 7:14 2008-07-22
Pre-Road Downs - Live
Pre-Road Downs - Live
583,290 3:04 1971-04-07
For What It's Worth - Live
For What It's Worth - Live
559,392 4:50 2008-07-22
Compass
Compass
550,304 5:28 1988-11-11
Our House (Early Version)
Our House (Early Version)
529,454 2:55 1970-03-11
Wooden Ships - Live
Wooden Ships - Live
509,574 8:18 2008-07-22
Only Love Can Break Your Heart - live
Only Love Can Break Your Heart - live
490,042 3:26 1972-03-26
Teach Your Children - Live
Teach Your Children - Live
443,276 3:19 2008-07-22
Find the Cost of Freedom - Live
Find the Cost of Freedom - Live
431,079 3:55 2008-07-22
Someday Soon
Someday Soon
430,545 3:44 1999-10-15
Sleep Song (Demo) - 2021 Remaster
Sleep Song (Demo) - 2021 Remaster
392,187 3:02 1970-03-11
Seen Enough
Seen Enough
374,935 5:14 1999-10-15
Families - Live
Families - Live
352,378 2:58 2008-07-22
Looking for a Leader - Live
Looking for a Leader - Live
328,563 3:56 2008-07-22
Dream for Him
Dream for Him
327,960 5:03 1999-10-15
Soldiers of Peace
Soldiers of Peace
305,244 3:47 1988-11-11
Living With War - Live
Living With War - Live
299,032 5:24 2008-07-22
Roger and Out - Live
Roger and Out - Live
288,531 5:37 2008-07-22
No Tears Left
No Tears Left
277,779 5:07 1999-10-15
Nighttime for Generals
Nighttime for Generals
263,543 4:10 1988-11-11
Living with War - Theme (Reprise)
Living with War - Theme (Reprise)
248,497 3:01 2008-07-22
Shadowland
Shadowland
245,643 4:47 1988-11-11
That Girl
That Girl
239,608 3:31 1988-11-11
Feel Your Love
Feel Your Love
237,501 4:14 1988-11-11
Harvest - live
Harvest - live
218,499 3:10 1972-03-26
Wooden Ships - live
Wooden Ships - live
192,796 4:46 1972-03-26
Same Old Song - Outtake
Same Old Song - Outtake
187,821 4:22 1970-03-11
Drivin' Thunder
Drivin' Thunder
184,785 3:16 1988-11-11
Horses Through A Rainstorm (Outtake) - 2020 Remaster
Horses Through A Rainstorm (Outtake) - 2020 Remaster
179,425 3:33 1970-03-11
Bluebird Revisited - Outtake
Bluebird Revisited - Outtake
170,176 3:25 1970-03-11
Everyday We Live - Outtake
Everyday We Live - Outtake
166,347 3:18 1970-03-11
The Lee Shore (1969 Vocal) - Outtake
The Lee Shore (1969 Vocal) - Outtake
163,251 6:03 1970-03-11
Night Song
Night Song
149,157 4:13 1988-11-11
The Restless Consumer - Live
The Restless Consumer - Live
144,776 6:24 2008-07-22
30 Dollar Fine - Outtake
30 Dollar Fine - Outtake
137,824 2:45 1970-03-11
Right On Rock 'N' Roll - Outtake
Right On Rock 'N' Roll - Outtake
111,765 2:47 1970-03-11
Almost Cut My Hair - live
Almost Cut My Hair - live
107,648 4:32 1972-03-26
I Used to Be a King - live
I Used to Be a King - live
101,595 4:20 1972-03-26
All Along the Lee Shore - live
All Along the Lee Shore - live
100,425 4:29 1972-03-26
Ohio
Ohio
93,133 4:07 1970-01-01
Teach Your Children - live
Teach Your Children - live
90,655 2:50 1972-03-26
Almost Cut My Hair (Early Version)
Almost Cut My Hair (Early Version)
89,794 10:14 1970-03-11
I'll Be There - Outtake
I'll Be There - Outtake
85,940 3:42 1970-03-11
Long May You Run
Long May You Run
83,399 5:28 1991-01-01
Southbound Train - live
Southbound Train - live
82,156 4:08 1972-03-26
4 + 20 (Alternate Take 2)
4 + 20 (Alternate Take 2)
80,667 2:09 1970-03-11
Chicago - live
Chicago - live
79,665 2:48 1972-03-26
Homeward Through the Haze - Alternate Mix
Homeward Through the Haze - Alternate Mix
78,135 4:21 2006-11-21
Teach Your Children (Early Version)
Teach Your Children (Early Version)
72,720 3:03 1970-03-11
Carry On (Early Alternate Mix)
Carry On (Early Alternate Mix)
72,541 4:34 1970-03-11
Page 43 - live
Page 43 - live
68,808 3:39 1972-03-26
Immigration Man - live
Immigration Man - live
68,463 2:57 1972-03-26
Hold On Tight/Change Partners - Outtake
Hold On Tight/Change Partners - Outtake
65,330 5:04 1970-03-11
And so It Goes - live
And so It Goes - live
64,940 3:16 1972-03-26
Military Madness - live
Military Madness - live
62,342 3:26 1972-03-26
Laughing - Outtake
Laughing - Outtake
60,591 4:10 1970-03-11
Almost Cut My Hair (Live) - Remastered
Almost Cut My Hair (Live) - Remastered
60,360 8:07 2015-03-05
Know You Got To Run - Alternate
Know You Got To Run - Alternate
59,298 6:43 1970-03-11
Climber
Climber
59,250 5:19 2006-11-21
Dream for Him
Dream for Him
57,438 7:58 2006-11-21
Déjà Vu (Early Alternate Mix)
Déjà Vu (Early Alternate Mix)
54,752 3:42 1970-03-11
Heartland
Heartland
38,419 4:27 2009-01-01
Teach Your Children
Teach Your Children
25,005 4:39 1991-01-01
Ohio
Ohio
23,629 4:21 1991-01-01
Love The One You're With
Love The One You're With
22,676 5:16 1991-01-01
Southern Cross
Southern Cross
21,733 5:37 1991-01-01
Southern Man
Southern Man
19,300 13:21 1970-01-01
Long Time Gone
Long Time Gone
17,075 6:33 1991-01-01
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
16,583 3:52 1991-01-01
This Old House
This Old House
14,644 5:23 1988-01-01
Wooden Ships
Wooden Ships
13,759 10:57 1991-01-01
Blackbird
Blackbird
11,693 4:37 1970-01-01
Helplessly Hoping
Helplessly Hoping
11,546 3:42 1988-01-01
This Old House - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
This Old House - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
10,904 5:05 1988-01-01
Helplessly Hoping
Helplessly Hoping
10,730 5:47 1970-01-01
Helpless (Live) - Remastered
Helpless (Live) - Remastered
9,799 4:57 2015-03-05
Suite / Judy Blue Eyes (Medley)
Suite / Judy Blue Eyes (Medley)
6,451 10:48 1970-01-01
The Loner / Cinnamon Girl / Down By The River (Medley)
The Loner / Cinnamon Girl / Down By The River (Medley)
6,202 9:59 1970-01-01
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Live) - Remastered
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Live) - Remastered
5,724 3:28 2015-03-05
Southern Cross - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
Southern Cross - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
5,391 5:30 1988-01-01
Our House (Live) - Remastered
Our House (Live) - Remastered
4,534 3:41 2015-03-05
On The Way Home
On The Way Home
4,422 5:10 1970-01-01
Tell Me Why
Tell Me Why
4,376 6:00 1970-01-01
Southern Cross
Southern Cross
4,130 6:30 1988-01-01
Love The One You’re With
Love The One You’re With
3,843 3:45 1970-01-01
Teach Your Children
Teach Your Children
3,831 5:54 1970-01-01
American Dream
American Dream
3,584 4:08 1988-01-01
This Old House
This Old House
3,430 5:05 2015-07-23
Wooden Ships (Live) - Remastered
Wooden Ships (Live) - Remastered
3,422 7:24 2015-03-05
Immigration Man (Live) - Remastered
Immigration Man (Live) - Remastered
3,259 4:12 2015-03-05
Long Time Gone
Long Time Gone
3,175 6:34 1970-01-01
Time After Time (Live) - Remastered
Time After Time (Live) - Remastered
2,838 5:18 2015-03-05
Black Queen
Black Queen
2,816 8:15 1970-01-01
Johnny's Garden (Live) - Remastered
Johnny's Garden (Live) - Remastered
2,745 4:40 2015-03-05
Southbound Train (Live) - Remastered
Southbound Train (Live) - Remastered
2,709 4:48 2015-03-05
49 Bye-Byes / America’s Children / For What It’s Worth (Medley)
49 Bye-Byes / America’s Children / For What It’s Worth (Medley)
2,698 7:50 1970-01-01
Military Madness (Live) - Remastered
Military Madness (Live) - Remastered
2,696 2:51 2015-03-05
Teach Your Children (Live) - Remastered
Teach Your Children (Live) - Remastered
2,692 3:56 2015-03-05
Love The One You're With (Broadcast 1974)
Love The One You're With (Broadcast 1974)
2,674 5:27 2018-08-01
Southern Man
Southern Man
2,614 5:23 1988-01-01
In The Name Of Love - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
In The Name Of Love - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
2,565 4:05 1988-01-01
Walk On (Live) - Remastered
Walk On (Live) - Remastered
2,561 3:40 2015-03-05
Long Time Gone
Long Time Gone
2,471 5:38 2015-07-23
As I Come Of Age
As I Come Of Age
2,337 3:52 1970-01-01
Lee Shore (Live) - Remastered
Lee Shore (Live) - Remastered
2,216 4:59 2015-03-05
Pre-Road Downs
Pre-Road Downs
2,211 3:34 1970-01-01
僕達の家 (Live)
僕達の家 (Live)
2,041 3:41 2015-12-15
Don't Say Goodbye
Don't Say Goodbye
1,990 3:33 2015-07-23
Another Sleep Song (Live) - Remastered
Another Sleep Song (Live) - Remastered
1,917 4:02 2015-03-05
Hawaiian Sunrise (Live) - Remastered
Hawaiian Sunrise (Live) - Remastered
1,878 3:25 2015-03-05
Love The One You're With
Love The One You're With
1,846 3:25 2015-07-23
Love The One You're With
Love The One You're With
1,841 4:03 1988-01-01
Teach Your Children
Teach Your Children
1,816 2:51 1988-01-01
ヘルプレス (Live)
ヘルプレス (Live)
1,811 4:56 2015-12-15
愛への讃歌 (Live)
愛への讃歌 (Live)
1,764 5:26 2015-12-15
Tracks In The Dust
Tracks In The Dust
1,454 5:59 2015-07-23
Comes A Time
Comes A Time
1,440 2:03 1988-01-01
Don't Say Goodbye
Don't Say Goodbye
1,420 4:51 1988-01-01
木の船 (Live)
木の船 (Live)
1,393 7:24 2015-12-15
ティーチ・ユア・チルドレン (Live)
ティーチ・ユア・チルドレン (Live)
1,354 3:56 2015-12-15
Sugar Mountain
Sugar Mountain
1,322 5:49 1988-01-01
イミグレイション・マン (Live)
イミグレイション・マン (Live)
1,222 4:12 2015-12-15
Long Time Gone
Long Time Gone
1,205 5:24 1988-01-01
Love The One You're With (Live) - Remastered
Love The One You're With (Live) - Remastered
1,172 5:26 2015-03-05
狂気の軍隊 (Live)
狂気の軍隊 (Live)
1,139 2:51 2015-12-15
Compass
Compass
1,130 5:25 1988-01-01
ウォーク・オン (Live)
ウォーク・オン (Live)
1,091 3:40 2015-12-15
カット・マイ・ヘア (Live)
カット・マイ・ヘア (Live)
1,047 8:06 2015-12-15
This Note's For You
This Note's For You
1,024 3:59 1988-01-01
ジョニーズ・ガーデン (Live)
ジョニーズ・ガーデン (Live)
1,011 4:40 2015-12-15
オンリー・ラヴ (Live)
オンリー・ラヴ (Live)
< 1000 3:28 2015-12-15
リー・ショア (Live)
リー・ショア (Live)
< 1000 4:59 2015-12-15
タイム・アフター・タイム (Live)
タイム・アフター・タイム (Live)
< 1000 5:17 2015-12-15
サウスバウンド・トレイン (Live)
サウスバウンド・トレイン (Live)
< 1000 4:48 2015-12-15
アナザー・スリープ・ソング (Live)
アナザー・スリープ・ソング (Live)
< 1000 4:02 2015-12-15
ハワイアン・サンライズ (Live)
ハワイアン・サンライズ (Live)
< 1000 3:25 2015-12-15
Love The One You’re With - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
Love The One You’re With - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
< 1000 3:25 1988-01-01
Telethon Promo - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
Telethon Promo - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
< 1000 0:41 1988-01-01
Tracks In The Dust - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
Tracks In The Dust - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
< 1000 5:59 1988-01-01
Don’t Say Goodbye - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
Don’t Say Goodbye - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
< 1000 3:33 1988-01-01
Long Time Gone - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
Long Time Gone - Live: Hollywood / New York 12 Nov '88
< 1000 5:38 1988-01-01
Believe
Believe
< 1000 4:21 1988-01-01
Wang Dang Doodle
Wang Dang Doodle
< 1000 8:04 1988-01-01

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