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Crosby, Stills & Nash

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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 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 & 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 to hard to resist.

The group 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. Crosby, Stills & Nash, released in 1969, was perfectly in tune with the times, and the group proved 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. Four Way Street, a live double album issued after the breakup, was another number one hit. In 1974, CSN&Y 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 their second studio album, American Dream, in 1988.

CSN followed with Live It Up in 1990, and although 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. A DVD/CD set, CSN 2012, was filmed and recorded during a 2012 tour and released that same year. David Crosby died on January 18, 2023 at the age of 81. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Total plays

709.8 million
Updated on 2024-07-21

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Monthly listeners

2,508,563

Followers

1,930,238

Top Cities

  1. United States
    35,481 listeners
  2. United States
    35,066 listeners
  3. United States
    29,601 listeners
  4. United States
    27,976 listeners
  5. Australia
    28,468 listeners

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Most popular tracks

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Helplessly Hoping - 2005 Remaster
Helplessly Hoping - 2005 Remaster
157,636,017 2:38 1969-05-29
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - 2005 Remaster
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - 2005 Remaster
117,084,604 7:24 1969-05-29
Southern Cross - 2005 Remaster
Southern Cross - 2005 Remaster
110,969,974 4:41 1982-06-21
Love the One You're With
Love the One You're With
41,185,521 3:05 1980-12-08
Just a Song Before I Go
Just a Song Before I Go
31,479,803 2:14 1977-06-17
Wooden Ships - 2005 Remaster
Wooden Ships - 2005 Remaster
27,242,708 5:26 1969-05-29
Dark Star
Dark Star
16,964,915 4:46 1977-06-17
Wasted on the Way - 2005 Remaster
Wasted on the Way - 2005 Remaster
15,403,751 2:51 1982-06-21
Wasted On the Way
Wasted On the Way
15,403,751 2:52 2020-03-13
Long Time Gone - 2005 Remaster
Long Time Gone - 2005 Remaster
13,775,827 4:17 1969-05-29
You Don't Have to Cry - 2005 Remaster
You Don't Have to Cry - 2005 Remaster
12,241,170 2:43 1969-05-29
You Don't Have To Cry
You Don't Have To Cry
12,241,170 2:45 2020-01-01
Guinnevere - 2005 Remaster
Guinnevere - 2005 Remaster
10,366,812 4:38 1969-05-29
Marrakesh Express
Marrakesh Express
9,710,776 2:39 2005-03-14
Marrakesh Express - 2005 Remaster
Marrakesh Express - 2005 Remaster
7,498,480 2:37 1969-05-29
Cathedral
Cathedral
6,235,084 5:18 1977-06-17
Carried Away
Carried Away
5,616,351 2:34 1977-06-17
Our House
Our House
4,884,244 3:47 2012-07-10
See the Changes
See the Changes
3,687,507 2:58 1977-06-17
Pre-Road Downs - 2005 Remaster
Pre-Road Downs - 2005 Remaster
3,587,641 2:56 1969-05-29
Shadow Captain
Shadow Captain
3,559,770 4:34 1977-06-17
Lady of the Island - 2005 Remaster
Lady of the Island - 2005 Remaster
3,489,841 2:36 1969-05-29
Lady Of The Island
Lady Of The Island
3,489,841 2:38 2020-01-01
49 Bye-Byes - 2005 Remaster
49 Bye-Byes - 2005 Remaster
3,314,748 5:05 1969-05-29
Teach Your Children
Teach Your Children
2,868,925 3:14 2020-01-01
Everybody's Talkin'
Everybody's Talkin'
2,583,104 3:14 1969-05-29
Daylight Again - 2005 Remaster
Daylight Again - 2005 Remaster
2,427,949 2:29 1982-06-21
Do for the Others
Do for the Others
2,303,334 2:47 1969-05-29
Do For The Others
Do For The Others
2,303,334 2:50 2020-01-01
To the Last Whale... / Critical Mass / Wind on the Water
To the Last Whale... / Critical Mass / Wind on the Water
2,119,691 5:30 1980-12-08
Delta - 2005 Remaster
Delta - 2005 Remaster
2,052,854 4:09 1982-06-21
Carry On/Questions
Carry On/Questions
2,042,572 8:44 2012-07-10
In My Dreams
In My Dreams
2,008,098 5:12 1977-06-17
Song with No Words
Song with No Words
1,985,087 3:17 1969-05-29
Song With No Words
Song With No Words
1,985,087 3:18 2020-01-01
Carry On
Carry On
1,774,417 3:17 1980-12-08
Teach Your Children
Teach Your Children
1,728,060 5:07 2012-07-10
Southern Cross
Southern Cross
1,638,325 5:10 2012-07-10
Turn Your Back on Love - 2005 Remaster
Turn Your Back on Love - 2005 Remaster
1,618,033 4:50 1982-06-21
Fair Game
Fair Game
1,588,748 3:32 1977-06-17
Lay Me Down
Lay Me Down
1,423,505 5:09 2012-07-10
Blackbird - Live at the New Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California, 1982
Blackbird - Live at the New Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California, 1982
1,302,877 3:02 1983-06-06
Southern Cross
Southern Cross
1,188,801 3:54 1982-01-01
In My Life
In My Life
1,157,927 2:21 1994-08-16
Run from Tears
Run from Tears
1,151,223 4:03 1977-06-17
Anything at All
Anything at All
1,016,079 3:06 1977-06-17
49 Bye-Byes
49 Bye-Byes
975,231 5:16 2005-03-14
Cold Rain
Cold Rain
934,668 2:35 1977-06-17
Just a Song Before I Go
Just a Song Before I Go
922,712 2:12 1980-12-08
I Give You Give Blind
I Give You Give Blind
891,997 3:21 1977-06-17
Helplessly Hoping
Helplessly Hoping
885,866 5:03 2012-07-10
Military Madness
Military Madness
881,048 4:17 2012-07-10
Woodstock
Woodstock
835,204 4:26 2010-11-02
Into the Darkness
Into the Darkness
803,101 3:21 1982-01-01
Song for Susan - 2005 Remaster
Song for Susan - 2005 Remaster
797,422 3:07 1982-06-21
Too Much Love to Hide - 2005 Remaster
Too Much Love to Hide - 2005 Remaster
772,126 3:57 1982-06-21
Taken at All - Alternate Mix
Taken at All - Alternate Mix
770,877 2:54 2009-01-01
Haven't We Lost Enough?
Haven't We Lost Enough?
769,187 3:07 1990-06-22
Marrakesh Express
Marrakesh Express
685,316 3:45 2012-07-10
Girl From The North Country
Girl From The North Country
671,551 4:52 2012-07-10
Change Partners
Change Partners
625,666 3:14 1980-12-08
Love The One You're With
Love The One You're With
605,787 7:14 2012-07-10
Long Time Gone
Long Time Gone
601,388 6:31 2012-07-10
Camera
Camera
555,059 4:21 1994-08-16
Only Waiting for You
Only Waiting for You
553,861 4:04 1994-08-16
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
550,246 9:20 2012-07-10
Wasted On The Way
Wasted On The Way
523,893 3:34 2012-07-10
Bluebird
Bluebird
519,270 7:18 2012-07-10
Find a Dream
Find a Dream
501,531 3:52 1994-08-16
Raise a Voice
Raise a Voice
501,221 2:32 1982-06-21
Almost Gone
Almost Gone
500,333 4:34 2012-07-10
These Empty Days
These Empty Days
479,729 2:31 1994-08-16
If Anybody Had a Heart
If Anybody Had a Heart
455,507 4:28 1990-06-22
You Are Alive - 2005 Remaster
You Are Alive - 2005 Remaster
454,139 3:02 1982-06-21
Love Has No Pride (with Bonnie Raitt)
Love Has No Pride (with Bonnie Raitt)
436,477 5:08 2010-11-02
Since I Met You - 2005 Remaster
Since I Met You - 2005 Remaster
434,218 3:11 1982-06-21
First Things First
First Things First
397,183 2:16 1980-12-08
Wooden Ships
Wooden Ships
396,777 10:41 2012-07-10
Take The Money And Run
Take The Money And Run
389,601 3:23 2012-10-15
Marrakesh Express [1969 Demo]
Marrakesh Express [1969 Demo]
386,092 2:26 2009-05-29
Cathedral
Cathedral
383,145 7:58 2012-07-10
Déjà Vu
Déjà Vu
382,764 13:18 2012-07-10
Might as Well Have a Good Time - 2005 Remaster
Might as Well Have a Good Time - 2005 Remaster
378,932 4:26 1982-06-21
For What It's Worth
For What It's Worth
366,681 5:56 2012-07-10
After the Storm
After the Storm
361,087 3:35 1994-08-16
Unequal Love
Unequal Love
353,926 4:46 1994-08-16
Almost Cut My Hair
Almost Cut My Hair
347,847 4:18 2010-11-02
Live It Up
Live It Up
342,465 3:56 1990-06-22
Radio
Radio
325,913 3:49 2012-07-10
The Pretender (with Jackson Browne)
The Pretender (with Jackson Browne)
319,954 5:55 2010-11-02
Mexico (with James Taylor)
Mexico (with James Taylor)
319,590 3:09 2010-11-02
Johnny's Garden
Johnny's Garden
307,376 5:22 2012-07-10
Guinevere
Guinevere
306,360 7:02 2012-07-10
Marrakesh Express
Marrakesh Express
244,622 2:33 1980-12-08
In Your Name
In Your Name
237,468 5:07 2012-07-10
Arrows
Arrows
235,370 3:53 1990-06-22
Might as Well Have a Good Time - Original Demo Version
Might as Well Have a Good Time - Original Demo Version
233,518 4:16 1982-06-21
How Have You Been (Demo) - 2021 Remaster
How Have You Been (Demo) - 2021 Remaster
228,905 3:44 1970-03-11
It Won't Go Away
It Won't Go Away
221,281 4:17 1994-08-16
So Begins The Task
So Begins The Task
216,972 4:04 2012-07-10
Barrel of Pain (Half Life) - Live at the New Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California, 1982
Barrel of Pain (Half Life) - Live at the New Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California, 1982
213,026 6:16 1983-06-06
As I Come Of Age
As I Come Of Age
211,976 4:10 2012-07-10
House of Broken Dreams
House of Broken Dreams
208,249 3:20 1990-06-22
Tomorrow Is Another Day
Tomorrow Is Another Day
205,476 4:05 1982-06-21
Teach Your Children - Live at John F. Kennedy Stadium, 13th July 1985
Teach Your Children - Live at John F. Kennedy Stadium, 13th July 1985
196,817 3:18 1985-01-01
Straight Line
Straight Line
196,388 3:17 1990-06-22
Feel Your Love
Feel Your Love
195,557 4:29 1982-06-21
Tomboy
Tomboy
189,533 3:20 1990-06-22
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
188,027 4:35 1969-01-01
Clear Blue Skies - 2008 Remaster
Clear Blue Skies - 2008 Remaster
187,041 3:01 2009-01-01
Till It Shines
Till It Shines
186,791 4:19 1994-08-16
I Give You Give Blind
I Give You Give Blind
179,560 3:20 1980-12-08
War Games
War Games
178,848 2:21 1983-06-06
Love The One You're With (with James Taylor)
Love The One You're With (with James Taylor)
175,786 3:55 2010-11-02
Bad Boyz
Bad Boyz
155,376 4:18 1994-08-16
Street to Lean On
Street to Lean On
144,055 3:36 1994-08-16
Wasted on the Way - Live at the New Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California, 1982
Wasted on the Way - Live at the New Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California, 1982
140,680 3:22 1983-06-06
Panama
Panama
137,843 4:14 1994-08-16
Lonely Man
Lonely Man
125,515 3:17 2009-01-01
Teach Your Children - with James Taylor
Teach Your Children - with James Taylor
112,589 2:60 2011-11-15
Dark Star - Live at the New Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California, 1982
Dark Star - Live at the New Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California, 1982
104,798 4:59 1983-06-06
For What It's Worth - Live at the New Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California, 1982
For What It's Worth - Live at the New Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California, 1982
102,721 5:46 1983-06-06
Yours and Mine
Yours and Mine
94,681 4:45 1990-06-22
Turn Your Back on Love - Live at the New Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California, 1982
Turn Your Back on Love - Live at the New Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California, 1982
88,249 5:18 1983-06-06
Raise a Voice
Raise a Voice
87,727 2:33 1983-06-06
In My Dreams - 2006 Remaster
In My Dreams - 2006 Remaster
86,470 5:12 2006-11-21
Long Time Gone
Long Time Gone
85,671 4:17 1969-01-01
After the Dolphin
After the Dolphin
83,057 5:05 1990-06-22
Cathedral - 2008 Stereo Mix
Cathedral - 2008 Stereo Mix
79,084 5:24 2009-01-01
Shadow Captain - Live in Houston, Texas, 1977
Shadow Captain - Live in Houston, Texas, 1977
76,885 4:45 1983-06-06
(Got to Keep) Open
(Got to Keep) Open
75,550 4:44 1990-06-22
The Lee Shore
The Lee Shore
48,117 4:28 2022-10-31
Blackbird
Blackbird
31,231 3:13 2022-10-31
In My Life - Tribute Concert
In My Life - Tribute Concert
29,780 2:36 2006-02-14
After the Dolphin - Edit
After the Dolphin - Edit
29,413 4:36 2009-01-01
Wasted On The Way
Wasted On The Way
27,809 3:13 2022-10-31
Wooden Ships
Wooden Ships
22,833 9:04 2011-11-15
Southern Cross - Tribute Concert
Southern Cross - Tribute Concert
21,878 4:23 2006-02-14
Long Time Gone
Long Time Gone
20,025 5:38 2022-10-31
Marrakesh Express
Marrakesh Express
17,332 3:09 2022-10-31
You Don't Have To Cry
You Don't Have To Cry
16,590 3:02 2022-10-31
Almost Cut My Hair
Almost Cut My Hair
14,837 5:33 2022-10-31
The Lee Shore - Live
The Lee Shore - Live
14,252 4:06 2023-12-08
49 Bye-Byes
49 Bye-Byes
13,238 5:25 2011-11-15
These Empty Days
These Empty Days
12,530 2:49 2022-10-31
Southern Cross
Southern Cross
12,249 4:32 2022-10-31
Love The One You're With
Love The One You're With
11,834 4:13 2022-10-31
Southern Cross - Live
Southern Cross - Live
11,736 4:26 2023-12-08
Wooden Ships
Wooden Ships
10,994 10:09 2022-10-31
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
10,061 3:16 2022-10-31
Wooden Ships - Live
Wooden Ships - Live
8,206 6:48 2023-12-08
Helplessly Hoping - Live
Helplessly Hoping - Live
6,636 2:29 2023-12-08
Wasted on the Way - Live
Wasted on the Way - Live
5,658 2:46 2023-12-08
To the Last Whale...a. Critical Mass b. Wind on the Water - Live
To the Last Whale...a. Critical Mass b. Wind on the Water - Live
5,059 6:01 2023-12-08
Just a Song Before I Go - Live
Just a Song Before I Go - Live
4,443 2:58 2023-12-08
Teach Your Children - Live
Teach Your Children - Live
3,899 2:58 2023-12-08
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Live
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Live
3,507 9:38 2023-12-08

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