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Graham William Nash was born on February 2, 1942 in Blackpool, England.


He met Allan Clarke at the Ordsall Primary School in Manchester when they were both five years old. They quickly became close friends. They first sang together in the school's choir rendition of The Lord Is My Shepherd. They were caught up in the skiffle craze and began to perform outside of school. They adopted a number of names under which they performed. These included The Two Teens, The Levins, the Guytones (based on the brand of guitar they used) and the Fourtones.


As they moved from skiffle to rock'n'roll, the duo became entranced with the harmonies of the Everly Brothers and decided to emulate them. They tried to pass themselves off now as a brother act - Ricky and Dane Young. It was in this incarnation that they were approached by Eric Haydock to join the Deltas. The Deltas soon transformed into the Hollies.


Graham typically sang high harmony and played rhythm guitar. In live

performances, Graham could be seen to be playing his acoustic guitar very energetically, although it was not plugged in.


In the late 60's, Graham wanted to move the group in another direction while the others were happy to continue as the band they had always been. The group turned down a number of Nash's songs (songs that Graham later performed with Crosby, Stills, and Nash). Things came to a head when Tony suggested that the Hollies do an album of Dylan covers. Nash left the group after a performance in a charity concert at the London Palladium on December 8, 1968. He soon joined up with Stephen Stills and David Crosby to perform Crosby, Stills, and Nash (which, at times, has been Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) .


Graham also has put out a pair of albums with David Crosby. Nash's solo work includes four albums, the last one being released in 1983.


Graham has re-united with the Hollies on a number of occasions. The first was to support the Holliedaze dance mix in 1981. The second was for the album What Goes Around in 1983. Most recently, Graham rejoined the band on putting together Peggy Sue Got Married for the Buddy Holly tribute album, Not Fade Away {Remembering Buddy Holly}.


Graham has put together a multimedia presentation titled LifeSighs. This

performance piece, autobiographical in nature, covers his involvement with the Hollies.






1. Songs For Beginners (5/71).

2.Wild Tales (1/74).

3. Earth & Sky (2/80).

4. Innocent Eyes (3/86).

5. Songs For Survivors (2002).


Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young)


1.Crosby, Stills, and Nash (5/69)

2.Deja Vu (3/70)

3.Four-Way Street (4/71)

4.CSN (6/77)

5.Daylight Again (6/82)

6.Allies (6/83)

7.American Dream (7/88)

8.Live It Up (6/90)

9.CSN (History) Box Set (91)

10. After The Storm (94).

11. Looking Forward (1999).




1.Graham Nash/David Crosby (4/72)

2.Wind On the Water (9/75)

3.Whistling Down The Wire (6/76)

4.Crosby-Nash Live (77)

5.The Best Of David Crosby And Graham Nash (78) and more.




1.No Nukes (80) 2.The Bread And Roses Festival of Music (81)






1. Chicago/Simple Man.

2. Military Madness/I Used To Be A King.

3. On The Line/I Miss You.

4. Grave Concern/Another Sleep Song.


Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young)


1.Marrakesh Express/Helplessly Hoping (7/69)

2.Suite: Judy Blue Eyes/Long Time Gone (9/69)

3.Woodstock/Helpless (3/70)

4.Teach Your Children/Carry On(5/70)

5.Ohio/Find The Cost Of Freedom (6/70)

6.Our House/Helpless (9/70)

7.Just A Song Before I Go (5/77)

8.Fair Game (9/77)

9.Wasted On The Way/Delta (6/82)

10.Southern Cross/Into The Darkness Too Much Love To Hide (1/83)

11.War Games/Shadow Captain (6/83)

12.Got It Made (1/89) 13.Chippin' Away (1/89).




1.Carry Me

2.Out Of The Darkness