Graham Nash
British singer
Graham Nash
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Birthday
02 February 1942
home town
Blackpool
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Http://www.grahamnash.com/
Hometown
Blackpool, England
Lancashire
City of Salford
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Eleven More Bass Players Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Huffington Post - 13 days
"You ask the average person what a bass is, or what a bass sounds like, and most of the time, they don't know. But remove the bass from any piece of music and suddenly it becomes the largest missing piece in the world! Whoa, fifty percent of the music just went away with one instrument! It is an instrument that is much more conspicuous by its absence than by its presence..." As told to this writer by Michael J. Visceglia, bassist, author, educator, recording artist The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were revealed a few weeks ago and I congratulate all the artists: Bad Brains, Chaka Khan, Chic, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, J. Geils Band, Jane's Addiction, Janet Jackson, Joan Baez, Joe Tex, Journey, Kraftwerk, MC 5, Pearl Jam, Steppenwolf, The Cars, The Zombies, Tupac Shakur, and Yes. Some of the choices are obvious to me, some less so. A few leave me bewildered, but that's rock and roll...the mistakes make the music real. And I see that a few of the nomi ...
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Neil Young: A Timely, and Timeless, Appeal
Huffington Post - about 1 month
"The end of this war? The end of this war is when we solve the energy problem. This war is going on for a long, long time. This war will not go away until we figure out what we're doing here on the planet. This is a bad war." Neil Young 'The Charlie Rose Show' July 17, 2008 Even as his quirky yet essential place in the rock music pantheon was affirmed this month by his thunderously successful appearances at Desert Trip -- the massive, ultra-expensive mega-festival outside Palm Springs, California for classic rock aficionados, which also featured the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, the Who, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, and Bob Dylan -- recent events had also affirmed Young's sociopolitical relevance. Earlier in the year, Young, a staunch backer of Bernie Sanders, feuded ferociously with Donald Trump over the climate change denier and racism inciter's insistence on using Young's corrosively anti-corporate 'Rockin' in the free world' as his incongruous campaign song. Aft ...
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Graham Nash Shares The 2 Big Regrets Of His Life
Huffington Post - 9 months
At 74 years old, Graham Nash has been making music and living the life of a rock legend for decades, but he says he only has two regrets. In the video above, watch Nash -- whose first solo album in 14 years, "This Path Tonight," is out April 15 -- talks with HuffPost Live's Alex Miranda about what those regrets are and why they've stuck with him. Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Graham Nash here. Want more HuffPost Live? Stream us anytime on Go90, Verizon's mobile social entertainment network, and listen to our best interviews on iTunes. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Graham Nash on loss of music legends Glenn Frey, David Bowie
CBS News - 11 months
"I think you owe it to yourself as an artist and as a human being to have the best time you can as, you know, we face our future," Nash said
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Songs We Love: Graham Nash, 'This Path Tonight'
NPR - 11 months
The singer-songwriter who helped forge the spirit of the '60s treads towards the future, speaks about his first solo album of new music since 2002.
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An Open Letter to Those Attending COP 21: The One-Sentence, Moral Solution to Climate Change
Huffington Post - about 1 year
As negotiations take place in Paris, we, the undersigned, would like to suggest a new kind of conversation about climate change. Instead of asking, or even begging, corporations and countries to please reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, we would like to follow The Pope's lead and suggest that there is a simpler, more effective and more just way to deal with the existential threat facing life on this planet ... and to agree with Pope Francis that the core issue is, indeed, a moral and ethical one. We ask the world leaders and their delegates to agree on one sentence. A sentence that will end the root cause of the pollution of the planet, a sentence that will end the overt and covert subsidies that artificially encourage the emission of greenhouse gases, a sentence that celebrates true, full and honest "free market capitalism" and a sentence that will restore morality to the conduct of governments and corporations around the world. That sentence would read something like this: ...
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An Open Letter to Those Attending COP 21: The One-Sentence, Moral Solution to Climate Change
Huffington Post - about 1 year
As negotiations take place in Paris, we, the undersigned, would like to suggest a new kind of conversation about climate change. Instead of asking, or even begging, corporations and countries to please reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, we would like to follow The Pope's lead and suggest that there is a simpler, more effective and more just way to deal with the existential threat facing life on this planet ... and to agree with Pope Francis that the core issue is, indeed, a moral and ethical one. We ask the world leaders and their delegates to agree on one sentence. A sentence that will end the root cause of the pollution of the planet, a sentence that will end the overt and covert subsidies that artificially encourage the emission of greenhouse gases, a sentence that celebrates true, full and honest "free market capitalism" and a sentence that will restore morality to the conduct of governments and corporations around the world. That sentence would read something like this: ...
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An Open Letter to Those Attending COP 21: The One-Sentence, Moral Solution to Climate Change
Huffington Post - about 1 year
As negotiations take place in Paris, we, the undersigned, would like to suggest a new kind of conversation about climate change. Instead of asking, or even begging, corporations and countries to please reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, we would like to follow The Pope's lead and suggest that there is a simpler, more effective and more just way to deal with the existential threat facing life on this planet ... and to agree with Pope Francis that the core issue is, indeed, a moral and ethical one. We ask the world leaders and their delegates to agree on one sentence. A sentence that will end the root cause of the pollution of the planet, a sentence that will end the overt and covert subsidies that artificially encourage the emission of greenhouse gases, a sentence that celebrates true, full and honest "free market capitalism" and a sentence that will restore morality to the conduct of governments and corporations around the world. That sentence would read something like this: ...
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I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song
Huffington Post - about 1 year
As father to five vibrant and very much alive children, it's mind-bending and gut-twisting to contemplate even for a nanosecond the grueling task of giving the go ahead to a medical team you have just barely met to take your brain dead daughter off life support. Your brain dead daughter who apparently committed suicide. Your brain dead daughter whose organs will, after your selfless blessing, rapidly find their way to other lives, to other families so they can do what this daughter can no longer do. Live. Breathe. Love. Hope. And yet somehow, Bill Thomasson -- the father of now forever 18-year-old daughter Taylor -- navigates the journey of unfathomable loss with grace, dignity and strength. His poignant story is among those told in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Thanksgiving primetime special, I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song. It's the story of a song that became an anthem, but even more so it's about real people who have overcome real odds. People whose live ...
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Laugh On
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I was raised with laughter. My parents' house was always filled with comedians, dancers, actors and writers. My Mother was a ballerina, and danced with The Royal Ballet Company in London."Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,and is by far the best ending for one." OSCAR WILDE I learned to laugh young from the best in the business. Eric Sykes, Tommy Cooper, Norman Wisdom, Hattie Jacques, Spike Milligan, and Peter Sellers. In 1968 however I discovered a new breed of comedian, a group that'd recently graduated from Cambridge and would eventually become Monty Python's Flying Circus in 1969. A year earlier David Frost produced a TV show called "HOW TO IRRITATE PEOPLE" written by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, and Marty Feldman, and starring Connie Booth, Michael Palin and John Cleese. I remember roaring with laughter when I watched sketches like "The Car Salesman" and "Airline Pilots," where Cleese and Chapman as the pilots start "reassuring" the ...
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The Beauty of Art and Activism
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I first heard Jackson Browne in 1972. Here was this new young singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, Ca who was a protégé of David Crosby. The first album was intriguing , if for no other reason, because there were guest appearances by David Crosby and Graham Nash who sang harmonies on several of the songs. Boy, were they great songs : Doctor My Eyes, Jamaica Say You Will and Rock Me On The Water. By the time " For Everyman " was released in 1973, I was hooked. The melodic structure of the songs and his lyricism heavily influenced by poets like Kenneth Rexroth not only described well the mysteries of romance, but he was also able to begin to address a wider range of issues including the environment. One day in September 1975, I was visiting with my friend Steve Hollaway who lived on the first floor of Alexander Hall at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J. Steve and I were both seminarians and Steve was a budding author who would go to have a successful writing career ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Graham Nash
1942
Graham William Nash was born in 1942 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, his mother having been evacuated there from the Nashes' hometown of Salford, Lancashire, because of the Second World War.
The family subsequently returned to Salford, where Nash grew up. In the early 1960s he co-founded The Hollies, one of the UK's most successful pop groups, with schoolfriend Allan Clarke. Credited on the first album as "Group Leader", he occasionally took a lead vocal.
1964
Nash was featured vocally on "Just One Look" in 1964, and sang his first lead vocal on the original Hollies song "To You My Love" on the band's second album In The Hollies Style (1964).
He then progressed to often singing featured bridge vocals on Hollies recordings; "So Lonely", "I've Been Wrong", "Pay You Back With Interest". Also by 1966 Nash was providing a few solo lead vocals on Hollies albums & then from 1967 also on B-sides to singles, notably "On a Carousel" and "Carrie Anne". Nash encouraged the Hollies to write their own songs, initially with Clarke, then with Clarke and guitarist Tony Hicks. From 1964 to mid-1966 they wrote under the alias L. Ransford. Their own names were credited on songs from "Stop Stop Stop" from October 1966 onwards.
Nash was married to his first wife, Rose Eccles from 1964–1966. Graham was then married to Susan Sennett from 1977–2016.
The couple had three children: Jackson, Will and Nile. Nash released an autobiographical memoir in September 2013 entitled Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life, published by Crown Publishing. Photographs that he took during his career are on display as an art collection at the San Francisco Art Exchange. In interviews pertaining to both the memoir and art exhibit he mentions the impact of Joni Mitchell, with whom he lived for two years in his early time in California. He also had a short-term relationship with Rita Coolidge.
1965
In 1965 Nash with Allan Clarke & guitarist, Tony Hicks, formed Gralto Music Ltd, a publishing company who handled their own songs and later signed the young Reg Dwight (aka 'Elton John' – who played piano & organ on Hollies 1969 and 1970 recordings).
Nash was pivotal in the forging of a sound and lyrics, often writing the verses on Clarke, Hicks & Nash songs. However, Nash also composed songs by himself under the 'team banner' (like Lennon & McCartney), for example, 'Fifi the Flea' (1966), 'Clown' (1966), 'Stop Right There', 'Everything is Sunshine' (1967). The Butterfly album included several of his songs that had less group participation and exhibited more of a singer-songwriter approach. He was disappointed when this new style did not register with their audience, especially "King Midas in Reverse" (Nash and producer Ron Richards clashed over this song because Richards believed it was 'too complex' to work as a hit single).
1966
Nash initially met both David Crosby and Stephen Stills in 1966 during a Hollies US tour.
1968
On a subsequent visit to the US in 1968, he was more formally introduced to Crosby by mutual friend Cass Elliott in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles.
Nash left the Hollies to form a new group with Crosby and Stills. A trio at first, Crosby, Stills & Nash later became a quartet with Neil Young: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY). With both configurations, Nash went on to even greater worldwide success, penning many of CSN's most-commercial hit singles such as "Marrakesh Express" (which had been rejected by the Hollies), "Our House", "Teach Your Children" (also rejected by the Hollies), "Just a Song Before I Go" and "Wasted on the Way". Nash, nicknamed "Willy" by his band mates, has been described as the glue that keeps their often fragile alliances together. Nash became politically active after moving to California, as reflected in Nash's songs "Military Madness" and "Chicago". His song "Immigration Man", Crosby & Nash's biggest hit as a duo, arose from a tiff he had with a US Customs official while trying to enter the country.
1972
In 1972, during CSNY's first hiatus, Nash teamed with Crosby, forming a successful duo.
They have worked in this configuration on and off ever since, yielding four studio albums and a few live and compilation albums.
1979
In 1979, Nash co-founded Musicians United for Safe Energy which is against the expansion of nuclear power.
MUSE put on the educational fundraising No Nukes events. In 2007 the group recorded a music video of a new version of the Buffalo Springfield song "For What It's Worth".
1983
Nash briefly rejoined the Hollies in 1983 (to mark their 20th anniversary) to record two albums, What Goes Around and Reunion.
1993
In 1993, Nash again reunited with the Hollies to record a new version of "Peggy Sue Got Married" that featured lead vocal by Buddy Holly (taken from an alternate version of the song given to Nash by Holly's widow Maria Eleana Holly)—this Buddy Holly & the Hollies recording opened the Not Fade Away tribute album to Holly by various artists.
2005
In 2005, Nash collaborated with Norwegian musicians A-ha on the songs "Over the Treetops" (penned by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy) and "Cosy Prisons" (penned by Magne Furuholmen) for the Analogue recording.
2006
In 2006, Nash worked with David Gilmour and David Crosby on the title track of David Gilmour's third solo album, On an Island.
In March 2006, the album was released and quickly reached No. 1 on the UK charts. Nash and Crosby subsequently toured the UK with Gilmour, singing backup on "On an Island", "The Blue", "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", and "Find the Cost of Freedom". In addition to his political songs Nash has written many songs on other themes he cares about such as of nature and ecology—beginning with the Hollies' "Signs That Will Never Change" (first recorded by the Everly Brothers in 1966)—later CSNY's "Clear Blue Skies", plus anti-nuclear-waste-dumping ("Barrel of Pain"), anti-war ("Soldiers of Peace") and social issues ("Prison Song"). Nash appeared on the season 7 finale of American Idol singing "Teach Your Children" with Brooke White.
2010
Nash was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours List for services to music and to charity.
Nash holds four honorary doctorates, including one from New York Institute of Technology, one in Music from the University of Salford in 2011. and his latest Doctorate in Fine Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In 2010, Nash was inducted a second time to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this time as a member of the Hollies.
He received an OBE "for services to music and charitable activities", becoming an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Diplomatic and Overseas Division of the Queen's Birthday Honours List on 12 June 2010.
2011
Nash received the title of George Eastman Honorary Scholar at the George Eastman House on 22 January 2011, in Rochester, New York.
Nash contributed a cover of "Raining in My Heart" to the 2011 tribute album Rave on Buddy Holly.
2016
On 22 January 2016, Nash announced the forthcoming release on 15 April 2016 of his new studio album entitled This Path Tonight (his first collection of new songs in fourteen years) and shared the title track from it through the MOJO magazine's website.
On 4 February 2016, the Rolling Stone magazine unveiled a new song from the new album, the reflective "Encore", the tender tune that wraps up Nash's new album.
Upon the upcoming release of his new studio album, Nash has planned a solo tour due to kick off on 25 & 27 March 2016 at Bluesfest in Byron Bay, Australia, due to continue in the United States on 22 April 2016 at Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA, to visit Europe starting from the UK on 21 May 2016 at the Albert Hall, Manchester and to end on 14 June 2016 at the Alte Oper Hall, Frankfurt, Germany.
Nash now endorses Bernie Sanders for the 2016 United States presidential election.
Interested in photography as a child, Nash began to collect photographs in the early 1970s. Having acquired more than a thousand prints by 1976, Nash hired Graham Howe as his photography curator. In 1978 through 1984 a touring exhibition of selections from the Graham Nash Collection toured to more than a dozen museums worldwide. Nash decided to sell his 2,000 print collection through Sotheby's auction house in 1990 where it set an auction record for the highest grossing sale of a single private collection of photography. In 2010 21st Editions published a monograph titled "Love, Graham Nash" which includes facsimiles of his lyrics paired with signed photographs by Graham Nash and printed by Nash Editions. In the late 1980s Nash began to experiment with digital images of his photography on Macintosh computers with the assistance of R. Mac Holbert who at that time was the tour manager for Crosby, Stills and Nash as well as handling computer/technical matters for the band. Nash ran into the problem common with all personal computers running graphics software during that period: he could create very sophisticated detailed images on the computer, but there was no output device (computer printer) capable of reproducing what he saw on the computer screen. Nash and Holbert initially experimented with early commercial printers that were then becoming available and printed many images on the large format Fujix inkjet printers at UCLA's JetGraphix digital output centre. When Fuji decided to stop supporting the printers, John Bilotta, who was running JetGraphix, recommended that Nash and Holbert look into the Iris printer, a new large format continuous-tone inkjet printer built for prepress proofing by IRIS Graphics, Inc.
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