One of the seminal folk-rock groups of the 20th century, Crosby, Stills & Nash were comprised of US singer-songwriters David Crosby and Stephen Stills, and English singer-songwriter Graham Nash. In 1969, they were joined by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young to make up the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Their music is full of intricate vocal harmonies, blistering guitar solos and lyrics that span political activism, love and US culture. Here is our pick of the ten best Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young) songs.
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10: Our House (from ‘Déjà Vu’, 1970)
This harmonically pretty “ode to countercultural domestic bliss” was written by Graham Nash when he was living with his then girlfriend, Joni Mitchell, in Laurel Canyon, in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills. After returning from a shopping trip to Ventura Boulevard, where they had breakfast and bought a vase, Nash suggested singer-songwriter Mitchell collect some flowers from the garden. “That meant she was not at her piano, but I was,” Nash told NPR in 2013, “and an hour later Our House was born, out of an incredibly ordinary moment that many, many people have experienced.” Nash played harpsichord on the recorded version, which also featured Motown session musician Greg Reeves on bass.