Crosby, Stills & Nash Album

Greatly Appreciated

Crosby, Stills & Nash  is the first album by Crosby, Stills & Nash, released in 1969 on the Atlantic Records label.  It spawned two Top 40 hit singles, “Marrakesh Express” and “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”, which peaked respectively at #28 the week of August 23, 1969, and at #21 the week of December 6, 1969, on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.  The album itself peaked at #6 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.  It was certified four times platinum by the RIAA for sales of over 4,200,000.  (More from Wikipedia)

Crosby, Stills & Nash wasn’t really as new as that quote seemed to indicate; the band had released their debut album Crosby, Stills & Nash in May 1969, three months before Woodstock, and the recording sessions began in June 1968.  I had always thought that Neil Young was the man peeking out of the door on the back cover of Crosby, Stills & Nash, but it was actually their drummer Dallas Taylor.  Young did join up for their next album, Déjà Vu; the album was released under the name Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (with drummer Dallas Taylor and bassist Greg Reeves also credited on the cover in smaller print). 


(April 2014)


Last edited: March 22, 2021