Graham Nash

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Soundtrack Television
Tags: singer-songwriter classic rock folk rock folk csny rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 February 1942, Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Guitarist/vocalist Nash embraced music during the skiffle boom. He formed the Two Teens with classmate Allan Clarke in 1955, but by the following decade the duo, now known as Ricky And Dane, had joined local revue Kirk Stephens And The Deltas. In 1961 they broke away to found the Hollies, which evolved from provincial status into one of Britain’s most popular 60s attractions, with Nash’s shrill voice cutting through their glorious harmony vocals. Although their early hits were drawn from outside sources, Nash, Clarke and guitarist Tony Hicks subsequently forged a prolific songwriting team. However, Nash’s growing introspection, as demonstrated by ‘King Midas In Reverse’ (1967), was at odds with his partners’ pop-based preferences and the following year he left to join ‘supergroup’ Crosby, Stills And Nash. Nash’s distinctive nasal tenor instilled a sense of identity to the...

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