||An engrossing collection of exemplary writing on rock's greatest extended family: Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, featuring writing by Cameron Crowe, Ben Fong-Torres, Joel Selvin, and more. |Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young created some of the most indelible and memorable music of the '60s and '70s. Comprised of refugees from bands such as The Hollies, Buffalo Springfield, and the Byrds, the combined talents of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young have proven to have endless appeal to several generations of music lovers. As rock 'n' roll's first "supergroup," CSN&Y generated an enormous amount of media scrutiny, from their debut at Woodstock to the staggering commercial success of albums such as Deja Vu to the mammoth tours that continue to this day, as well as David Crosby's public meltdown and recovery from life-threatening addictions. Now, noted CSN&Y historian Dave Zimmer distills the best journalism on the group, ranging from group portraits to individual profiles to interviews to incisive commentary. |4 Way Street is an open window into one of the most popular groups of all time, a fascinating look at four charged musical relationships and how they have changed over the decades, and a revealing chronicle of the music of an era that continues to echo into the new millennium.
||An anthology of writing on the careers of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, 4 WAY STREET collects articles and book excerpts on the band from publications as diverse as the New Musical Express and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. These form a patchwork of impressions from throughout the band's career, outlining its beginnings in the canyons surrounding Los Angeles, its creativity, and its many fights, breakups, and reunions. Cameron Crowe conducts a rare interview with the notoriously reclusive Neil Young ("You gotta keep changing. Shirts, old ladies, whatever..."), who discusses his despondency after the early-1970s death of his friend Danny Whitten, as well as his bouts of epilepsy. Stephen Stills is candid about his drinking, his stage fright, and his often tense relationships with other band members. Graham Nash recounts meeting Joni Mitchell for the first time, and his long and frequently mercurial friendship with David Crosby, while a more contemporary interview finds Crosby, drug and alcohol-free on the band's 2002 comeback tour, in sober, reflective, yet positive mood. A fascinating inside look at the workings of one of the great bands to emerge from the Sixties, 4 WAY STREET captures the complex relationships between four artists whose lives remain inextricably intertwined decades later.