By: Sharon Aron Baron
Legendary artist Graham Nash, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is coming to Coral Springs for “An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories.”
The Coral Springs Center for the Arts announced the legendary singer-songwriter will be appearing Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Nash was inducted twice into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame with Crosby, Stills, and Nash in 1997, and The Hollies in 2010.
Born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, in 1942, Nash became an American citizen in 1978 and holds dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. In the early 1960s, he co-founded the Hollies, one of the UK’s most successful pop groups. In 1966, Nash met both David Crosby and Stephen Stills during a Hollies US tour. On a subsequent visit to the US in 1968, he was more formally introduced to Crosby by mutual friend Cass Elliott in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles.
Nash left the Hollies to form a new group with Crosby and Stills. A trio at first, Crosby, Stills & Nash later became a quartet with Neil Young: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus from 1964 to ’68,
The original classic union of Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young) lasted only 20 months. However, their songs are lightning rods embedded in our DNA, starting with Nash’s “Marrakesh Express,” “Pre-Road Downs,” and “Lady Of the Island,” from the first Crosby, Stills & Nash LP in 1969. On CSNY’s Déjà Vu in 1970, Nash’s “Teach Your Children” and “Our House” beseeched us to hold love tightly, to fend off the madness that was on its way.
In September 2013, Nash released his long-awaited autobiography Wild Tales, which delivers an engrossing, no-holds-barred look back at his remarkable career and the music that defined a generation. The book landed him on The New York Times Best Sellers list and was released in paperback in late 2014.
While continually building his musical legacy, Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist. His work is collected in the book Eye to Eye: Photographs by Graham Nash; he curated others’ work in the volume Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock ‘n’ Roll Photographs Selected by Graham Nash published in 2009.
Additionally, his work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide, including the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution.
Tickets start at $49.22 and go on pre-sale to The Center’s subscribers Wednesday, November 6, with sales to the public beginning Friday, November 8, at 10 a.m.
They are available for purchase by calling the Box Office at 954-344-5990 or by going online to www.TheCenterCS.com.
- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.
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