CROSBY, STILLS & NASH: Debut Turns 50

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Crosby, Stills & Nash. The supergroup's debut album includes such classics as "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Helplessly Hoping" and "Marrakesh Express."

The union of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash combined artists whose résumés included The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and The Hollies.

The album that Rolling Stone called at the time "an eminently playable record" has gone 4X platinum, with sales in excess of 4.2 million copies.

Graham Nash on the origins of “Marrakesh Express.”:

Graham Nash on Marakesh

Stephen Stills on writing “Helplessly Hoping” for CSN’s debut album:

Stephen Stills on Helplessly

David Crosby on his reaction when Stephen Stills played him “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” for the first time and Stills on what he did next:

Crosby & Stills on Suite Judy

Graham Nash on writing “Pre-Road Downs” about his relationship with Joni Mitchell:

Graham Nash on Roads

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