Graham Nash Worried About David Crosby's Reaction To Memoir
Graham Nash says that he was concerned about how David Crosby would deal with his warts and all portrayal in Nash's newly published autobiography, Wild Takes: A Rock & Roll Life. Nash explained to Billboard: "The one person I was most worried about the reaction was Crosby. I really didn't care to think about all the sh** that Crosby put me through. You just have to deal with it and let it go. But it's all still in my mind, sharp as a needle. So I was concerned about what he thought, but he called me and said, 'I read it. Everything is true, everything you said is how it was. I did that. I did put you guys through all that madness.' So Crosby was totally fine with it, which pleased me. I care deeply about he thinks."
Nash revealed to The San Francisco Chronicle that upon reading the galleys of the book, he was impressed not only by the writing, but of the life he's lived: "I got to the end of the manuscript and I went, 'Wow, I wish I was him.' I'm not crazy about looking backward. It's done. It's gone. But I was forced to look backward to do this book. It's been an incredible life, and it continues to be. . . The truth is, I have a long way to go. If the great spirit of the universe allows me to be here for a few more years, I'll pack as much as I can into it."
Graham Nash admitted that although he loves recording and performing with Stephen Stills and Neil Young, he finds it easiest working as a duo with David Crosby: "There's something about me and David -- we just get on with the job. It's always a f***ing juggling job with David and Stephen, and David and Stephen and Neil. It's different -- y'know, there's things in the way, there's more egos in the way -- and I enjoy it, but it's just a much more difficult thing."
Nash's memoir doesn't just start with his late-'60s, early-'70's heyday with Crosby, Stills, & Nash -- but delves in deep with his bones making tenure in one of the British Invasion's most important and ground-breaking bands, the Hollies: "I'm old enough now to realize and look at my history so far. The Hollies were so influential in the early-'60s through the '60s. Very, very, influential. We were probably one of the very first bands to ever use three-part harmony constantly. I mean, even the Beatles were two-part most of the time. The Hollies were a fabulous band. Maybe they weren't 'cool,' but by the time I'd left we'd had 18 Top Ten hits. I mean, how many do the Kinks have? How many did everybody else have that's in (the Rock Hall)? I think the Hollies deserve to be in there."
Graham Nash tour dates (subject to change):
September 25, 26 - New York, NY - City Winery
September 28 - Wilmington, DE - Grand Opera House
September 29 - Tarrytown, NY - The Tarrytown Music Hall
November 4, 5 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
November 6 - Anaheim, CA - Grove of Anaheim
November 8 - Brooks, CA - Cache Creek Resort Casino
November 9 - Grass Valley, CA - Center For the Arts
November 11 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
November 13 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi's at Jack London Square
November 14 - San Francisco, CA - Yoshi's
November 18 - Palm Desert, CA - McCallum Theatre of the Performing Arts
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