February 2: Graham Nash was born 1942 , here singing Bob Dylan songs


Graham Nash covers Bob Dylan with various partners: Happy Birthday, Graham Nash!

Graham William Nash, OBE (born 2 February 1942) is known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions with the British pop group The Hollies, and with the folk-rock super group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. A dual citizen of the United Kingdom and United States, Nash became an American citizen on 14 August 1978.

He has covered Bob Dylan on a few occasions, here are the ones I managed to dig up.

Hollies – Blowing In The Wind (1968):

The Hollies originated as a duo formed by Allan Clarke and Graham Nash, who were best friends from primary school and began performing together during the skiffle craze of the late 1950s.[2] Eventually Clarke and Nash became a vocal and guitar duo modelled on the Everly Brothers under the names “Ricky and Dane Young.” Under this name, they teamed up with a local band, the Fourtones, consisting of Pete Bocking (guitar), John ‘Butch’ Mepham (bass), Keith Bates (drums), and Derek Quinn (guitar). When Quinn quit to join Freddie and the Dreamers in 1962, Clarke and Nash also quit and joined another Manchester band, the Deltas, consisting of Vic Steele on lead guitar, Eric Haydock on bass guitar, and Don Rathbone on drums, which had just lost two members (including Eric Stewart, who left to join a “professional” band, The Mindbenders).

The Deltas first called themselves “The Hollies” for a December 1962 gig at the Oasis Club in Manchester.

James Taylor, Carly Simon, John Hall and Graham Nash – The times they are a-changin’ (brief clip, 1979):

Crosby, Stills & Nash – Girl from the North Country (2012?):

Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) is a folk rock supergroup made up of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. They are known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) when joined by occasional fourth member Neil Young. They are noted for their intricate vocal harmonies, often tumultuous interpersonal relationships, political activism, and lasting influence on American music and culture. All four members of CSNY have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, though Young’s inductions were for work not involving the group.

– Hallgeir

3 thoughts on “February 2: Graham Nash was born 1942 , here singing Bob Dylan songs”

  1. Girl from the North Country is on the second Dylan album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.

  2. Thanks! It was funny the portrait who Bob have done of him in Chronicle. CSNY was one of my favourite group. Here there are more interesting information about the debut, that I didn’t know

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