Graham Nash says that he was concerned about how David Crosby would deal with his warts and all portrayal in Nash’s newly published autobiography, Wild Takes: A Rock & Roll Life.
Nash explained to Billboard: “The one person I was most worried about the reaction was Crosby. I really didn’t care to think about all the sh** that Crosby put me through. You just have to deal with it and let it go. But it’s all still in my mind, sharp as a needle. So I was concerned about what he thought, but he called me and said, ‘I read it. Everything is true, everything you said is how it was. I did that. I did put you guys through all that madness.’ So Crosby was totally fine with it, which pleased me. I care deeply about he thinks.”
Nash revealed to The San Francisco Chronicle that upon reading the galleys of the book, he was impressed not only by the writing, but of the life he’s lived: “I got to the end of the manuscript and I went, ‘Wow, I wish I was him.’ I’m not crazy about looking backward. It’s done. It’s gone. But I was forced to look backward to do this book. It’s been an incredible life, and it continues to be. . . The truth is, I have a long way to go. If the great spirit of the universe allows me to be here for a few more years, I’ll pack as much as I can into it.”
Graham Nash admitted that although he loves recording and performing with Stephen Stills andNeil Young, he finds it easiest working as a duo with David Crosby: “There’s something about me and David — we just get on with the job. It’s always a f***ing juggling job with David and Stephen, and David and Stephen and Neil. It’s different — y’know, there’s things in the way, there’s more egos in the way — and I enjoy it, but it’s just a much more difficult thing.”
Crosby, Stills & Nash hit the UK next week, sadly no shows in Ireland this time around.
Here’s Graham in action with The Hollies back in the day..