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  • Published: 13 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781784707620
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $30.00

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

The Biography




The first biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, whose performance at the Woodstock festival turned them into superstars and whose music and career illuminate the journey and legacy of 1960s counterculture.

Read the first biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, whose music and career illuminate the journey and legacy of 1960s counterculture.

Between 1969 and 1974, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young were the most successful, influential and politically potent rock band in America. More than any of their peers, they channelled and broadcast all the radical anger, romantic idealism and generational angst of their era. The vast emotional range of their music, from delicate acoustic confessionals to raucous counter-culture anthems, was mirrored in the turbulence of their personal lives.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is the first major biography of a band whose first two albums are undisputed rock classics, and which continues to attract a large and loyal following to their sporadic reunions. At the same time, Peter Doggett illuminates the pivotal years of 1960s counterculture through the story of four of its key protagonists, whose music, beliefs and relationships with each other chronicle both its trajectory and its legacy.

  • Published: 13 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781784707620
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $30.00

About the author

Peter Doggett

Peter Doggett has been writing about popular music and social and cultural history for more than thirty years. His books include the acclaimed There's a Riot Going On: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars and the Rise and Fall of '60's Counter-culture,The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s and Electric Shock:From the Gramophone to the iPhone - 125 years of Pop Music.

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Praise for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Peter Dogett's book is a fascinating, rip-roaring and timely re-telling of a corner of music history that was hugely important but is all too often forgotten. The rehabilitation of Crosby, Stills and Nash's reputation (and of Young's contributions here) is long overdue

Frank Turner

Engaging… [Doggett] use[s] the saga of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young as a metaphor for the Woodstock generation and their doomed mission to return to the garden

Will Hodgkinson, The Times, *Book of the Week*

[A] meticulous chronicle of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young… Doggett carefully charts the stalled sessions and schemes caused by this alpha-male jostling… For fans who want detailed chronology, it will be a joy, but Doggett’s book is also a deft portrait of a golden age tarnishing even as the band sang

Victoria Segal, Sunday Times

Especially good on the musicians early lives and early Seventies peak

Choice

Doggett… presents a solid, steady, evenhanded portrait. He loves the music without being slavish, and pays each of the musicians their due

Anthony Quinn, Mail on Sunday

Exhaustively researched… If you think you know the history of CSN&Y then read this and, like me, you will be surprised at what you learn

Tom Povey, RNR

Doggett…treasure[s] the band’s early oeuvre and writes with empathy about the group

Holly George-Warren, Times Literary Supplement

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