Graham Nash discusses his work with The Hollies, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Neil Young, and solo, in the new issue of Uncut, dated June 2016 and out now.
“There won’t be any more CSNY,” Nash says, “and there won’t be any CSN, either. There’s no magic there any more. Well, we had a good run, a good 35, 40 years.”
Elsewhere in the interview, the singer and songwriter recalls his reasons for leaving The Hollies to move to California in the late ’60s.
“It wasn’t that I wanted to move on from The Hollies,” he says, “it was that I’d heard me and David [Crosby] and Stephen [Stills] sing. Once I’d heard that sound, you know, I wanted it.
“When that first happened, in Joni Mitchell’s living room, when we sang ‘You Don’t have To Cry’, I knew instantly that I would have to go back to England and leave The Hollies and leave my money and equipment, and my family and my friends, and follow that sound – which is, of course, what I did. People thought I was fucking crazy, frankly. But I’d heard that sound and I wanted it.”
Graham Nash’s new album, This Path Tonight, is out now.
Photo: Amy Grantham
The June 2016 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on Blondie, plus George Martin, Brian Eno, Dexys, The Monkees, Graham Nash, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Spector, Tony Joe White, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, The Coral, Max Richter and more plus 40 pages of reviews and our free 15-track CD
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