Category: david crosby

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, by Henry Diltz. (Or, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Neil Young & Graham Nash.)

Jerry Garcia and David Crosby, 1971, at Grace Slick & Paul Kantner’s house to record Crosby’s solo album, If Only I Could Remember My Name. Photo by Henry Diltz. 

Crosby Stills Nash & Young (actually, Nash, Crosby, Young and Stills as seen here), 1969, via nydailynews


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Tampa Stadium, 1974
© John Gellman

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (or Nash, Crosby, Young & Stills), by Jim Cummins.

Jerry Garcia, 1971, at Grace Slick & Paul Kantner’s house with David Crosby, to work on Crosby’s 1971 solo album If Only I Could Remember My Name. Photo by Henry Diltz.


Crosby, Stills and Young performing on stage,1969. Photo by Salli Sachse.

Salli is one of the true legends of rock and roll, spanning everything from acting in six Annette Funicello-Frankie Avalon pictures to being den mother of the Laurel Canyon commune owned by Peter Tork, where CSN, Joni Mitchell, and so many others hung out, and much more. She became CSN’s official tour photographer in 1969 (including their gig at Altamont), and has a bunch of other amazing stories to tell. Fortunately for us, she’s working on a book about those days. In the meantime, you can read more about her here.


Crosby Stills Nash & Young (or as shown: Nash, Crosby, Young, & Stills), Fillmore East, 1970, by Amalie R. Rothschild

These shows were among those included on the sorely underrated 4 Way Street live album, released April 1971.  It went straight to #1, and became one of the year’s best-selling albums.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, 1974. Photo by Joel Bernstein. 

David Crosby and Joni Mitchell, 1969, by Henry Diltz. 

Graham Nash was sitting on the other side of Joni. They were all headed up to Big Bear (a few hours east of LA, into the desert then into the mountains above San Bernardino) to shoot the inside cover of Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Some more from this trip:

I’m not sure who took this picture of Henry taking the picture of the other three – I’m guessing maybe Elliot Roberts? He managed all these artists and many others, but more important, was a dear friend to these folks in particular. If anybody was going to ride knee-to-knee on a 3 hour ride from LA, Elliot would be a good fit.

….and the aforementioned cover photo of CSN. Big Bear is an interesting place, a ski resort high above the southern California desert: down one side of the mountain is the San Bernardino National Forest, and down the other is Joshua Tree. A half hour from this spot on this very day, they could just as easily have taken a photo poolside.