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    DescriptionFrom Graham Nash--the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies--comes a candid and riveting autobiography that belongs on the reading list of every classic rock fan. Graham Nash's songs defined a generation and helped shape the history of rock and roll--he's written over 200 songs, including such classic hits as "Carrie Anne," "On A Carousel," "Simple Man," "Our House," "Marrakesh Express," and "Teach Your Children." From the opening salvos of the British Rock Revolution to the last shudders of Woodstock, he has rocked and rolled wherever music mattered. Now Graham is ready to tell his story: his lower-class childhood in post-war England, his early days in the British Invasion group The Hollies; becoming the lover and muse of Joni Mitchell during the halcyon years, when both produced their most introspective and important work; meeting Stephen Stills and David Crosby and reaching superstardom with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and his enduring career as a solo musician and political activist. Nash has valuable insights into a world and time many think they know from the outside but few have experienced at its epicenter, and equally wonderful anecdotes about the people around him: the Beatles, the Stones, Hendrix, Cass Elliot, Dylan, and other rock luminaries. From London to Laurel Canyon and beyond, "Wild Tales" is a revealing look back at an extraordinary life--with all the highs and the lows; the love, the sex, and the jealousy; the politics; the drugs; the insanity--and the sanity--of a magical era of music.


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    Title
    Wild Tales
    Subtitle
    A Rock & Roll Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham Nash
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 708 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385347549
    ISBN 10: 0385347545
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    DC21: 782.42166092
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    DC22: 782.42166092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    B&T Approval Code: A08745500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: ML420.N353 A3 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNBF, AVN, AVP, AVLP
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    24 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    GRAHAM NASH is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee--once with CSN and once with The Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame twice--both as a solo artist and with CSN. And, he is a Grammy award winner. In 2010, Nash was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth for his contributions as a musician and philanthropist. An activist for social and environmental justice, he is also an artist, acclaimed photographer and photography collector. His company Nash Editions' original IRIS 3047 digital printer lives in the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in recognition revolutionary accomplishments in the fine arts digital printing world. He lives in Hawaii with his wife, Susan.
    Review quote
    "Provocatively honest." -"New York Daily News ""There are indeed wild tales to tell...Nash wasn't pulling back on the lurid details." -"Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ""Shockingly candid." -"Daily Express (UK)" "Though CSN and CSNY made more than their share of beautiful music together and lived in a kind of hippie heaven replete with mansions, money and free love, Nash doesn't hesitate to share the dark side of stardom, too, particularly the drug-fueled ego trips and meltdowns that so often derailed the group....[But] the reader is inclined to believe that the drugs, the women, the accolades and the money were never the point. 'It always comes down to the music, ' Nash says. And that's what makes this trip worth taking." -"USA Today " "A no-holds-barred, fiercely honest chronicle of the glories, excesses, disappointments, and joys of the rock-and-roll life. . . Nash's tour-de-force tale reveals a soul who is 'a complete slave to the muse of music.'" -"Publishers Weekly " "The story of a man's life and his unshakeable passion to express himself through his art. Fans might say the book is long overdue, but it was definitely worth the wait." -"Booklist "